Health Service Journal
"This is an ambitious and challenging book. It recognizes that contemporary social work is in some difficulty in the face of the ascendancy of neo-liberalism. Social work has been deeply affected by such reactionary pressures both locally and internationally. Dominelli does not shrink away from these challenges and in Social Work provides critical information and analysis which will help all those working for a resurgent social work practice committed to social justice and human rights."
Chris Jones, University of Liverpool
"Dominelli applies a critical and creative perspective to social work in our current global environment. She challenges our conventional assumptions regarding the role and practice of social work and social workers to propose ways in which we can rethink our purpose. This book makes a major contribution to social work theory and practice."
Lorraine Gutierrez, University of Michigan
From the Back Cover
This important new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the dilemmas and tensions that practitioners are compelled to resolve in their daily work. It will be invaluable for students taking courses in social work, social welfare and applied sociology as well as nursing and health professionals, social work practitioners and policymakers.