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The Practice of Macro Social Work

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780534573263

ISBN10:
0534573266
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 12/1/2000.
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Summary

This thorough comprehensive text covers the important components of macro social work practice, including research, community and organization development, social action and planning, and administrative tasks. The author views macro practice as the key to social work in the future, carrying on a long and rich tradition of social work in solving social problems and making social change. The author's unique "action social theory" provides an organizational framework for the book. This theory is based on the fact that one of the most important characteristics of the self is the individual's active engagement in the construction of social reality and creating social meaning as people interact with one another. The book takes a position that macro social workers are most centrally positioned of any helping professionals to make a lasting impact on our social world. Intriguing and motivating examples throughout help students see how the book's policy action focus works in effecting social change in the real world of government, community groups, and other organizations.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Practice of Macro Social Work
1(18)
PART I Solving Social Problems and Making Social Change 19(90)
Social Problems and Social Change
24(28)
The Method of Solving Social Problems
52(31)
Leadership: The Hallmark of Macro Social Work
83(26)
PART II The Practice of Social Work With Communities 109(120)
Communities
112(23)
Becoming a Social Work Planner
135(32)
Becoming a Community Developer
167(29)
Becoming a Community Organizer
196(33)
PART III Social Work Practice With Organizations 229(116)
The Social Sector and the Rise of the Social Organization
232(21)
Becoming a Program Developer
253(37)
Becoming a Social Work Administrator
290(26)
Becoming an Organization Developer
316(29)
PART IV Macro Social Work at the Societal and Global Levels 345(82)
Becoming a Social Policy Advocate
347(28)
Becoming Active in Social Movements
375(31)
Social Work at the Global Level
406(21)
PART V Macro Social Work Resources 427(1)
Epilogue Macro Social Work: A Profession of Heroes 428
Appendix A: Volunteer and Job Opportunities A-1
Appendix B: How to Get Involved B-1
Appendix C: Internet Ancillaries C-1
Notes N-1
Index I-1


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