Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers
Routledge – 1999 – 272 pages
Series: Student Social Work
How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work procedures? Sociology for Social Workers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places it firmly into the context of social work practice. It takes the issues that sociology addresses and uses them to show how social work can be better informed and improved. Each chapter provides full referencing, so that students and social work practitioners can follow up on primary sources to pursue and develop the most useful specific themes and ideas.
"Perhaps the most attractive part of this book is Cree's unwavering and unhidden belief that understanding the social world, and using the conceptual tools offered by sociology, helps practitioners to work." - Rose Parkes, British Journal of Community Justice, 2011
"I found her explanations of major approaches compelling; from Marx to Rousseau, from identity politics to the post modern turn, the short entries are consistent, clear and readable." - Rose Parkes, British Journal of Community Justice, 2011
Viviene E. Cree is Professor of Social Work Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh.