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The Social Work Business

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The Social Work Business by John Harris
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Social work has become a business. The traditional distinction drawn between social work as a non-commercial activity in the public and voluntary sectors of the welfare state and private commercial activities driven by the market's profit motive has largely disappeared. In "The Social Work Business" John Harris addresses the introduction and consolidation of business thinking and ways of operating in social work and considers the consequences for service users, carers, voluntary organisations and social workers. The book traces the development of the social work business from its establishment under Thatcherism to its modernization under New Labour. It looks in detail at the use of capitalist sector methods - the heightened use of surveillance, the increase in managerial control, changes in work practices - and how this is being reflected in social work education. "The Social Work Business" provides a radical reappraisal of the far-reaching changes the profession has undergone. The sources of uneasiness experienced by many social workers, faced with a transformation in the organizational culture in which they work, are thrown into sharp relief and opened up for debate.
Release date NZ
September 26th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 Tables, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
138x216x13
ISBN-13
9780415224888
Product ID
1680885

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