One of the ironies of the early twenty-first century is that proponents of diametrically opposed visions of society – secular and religious – march under the banner of social justice. Calls for social justice are used to rationalize the status quo, promote modest reforms, and justify revolutionary,...
To Be Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge
Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way. Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes...
To Be Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge
For more than a decade, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the trusted, leading anthology to cover the full range of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as transgender...
Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge
Case Studies from a Global Context
International Social Work Practice compares and contrasts divergent social work approaches in countries around the world, providing students with a unique perspective on social work as it is actually practised. Using case studies from frontline practitioners from across the globe, this innovative...
Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge
This groundbreaking book examines the ways in which questions of culture and diversity impact on the values and ethics of social work. Using detailed case studies to illustrate key points for practice, Richard Hugman discusses how social workers can develop cross-cultural engagement in practice and...
Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge
Important links between health and human rights are increasingly recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of...
Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge
Cases and Commentaries
Ethics is an increasingly important theme in social work practice. Worldwide, social workers experience common ethical challenges (how to be fair, whether to break a rule, how to act in politically tense situations) in very different contexts – from disaster relief in China to child protection work...
Published July 14th 2011 by Routledge
Structure, Culture, and Agency
Series: Routledge Communication Series
Communicating Social Change: Structure, Culture, and Agency explores the use of communication to transform global, national, and local structures of power that create and sustain oppressive conditions. Author Mohan J. Dutta describes the social challenges that exist in current globalization...
Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge
A Philosophical Inquiry
Train crashes cause, on average, a handful of deaths each year in the UK. Technologies exist that would save the lives of some of those who die. Yet these technical innovations would cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Should we spend the money? How can we decide how to trade off life against...
Published May 23rd 2011 by Routledge