This is a great, well - structured applied sociological text full of critically applied contemporary themes relevant to everyday SW practice.
Ideal for any UG student as well as a great aid for teaching and learning as it is full of applied activities, lived narratives and implications for SW practice.
This book covers a wide range of sociological topics and underpins the importance of why the sociological mind is an intrinsic part of social work practice. The chapter on 'crime and society' is particularly useful during youth justice sessions but in particular, the chapters on 'gender' and 'poverty and exclusion' are essential texts for L5 BA.
Excellent text and essential reading for students on social work programmes.
A very comprehensive and accessible text for our students.
This book is was essential reading.
Excellent text to refresh / inform public health students on sociology
Will be suggesting that the libarary purchase a couple of copies and encourage students to purchase a copy themselves as this is a refreshing book that covers sociological themes in social work in an accessible manner that is easy to digest. It easy to follow and to see where sociological theory sit in social work
Good book, but it covers only one part of my lecture, and that in a somewhat sketchily way. The part of the theory and classics of sociology is not covered by the book. Therefore it cannot be the central reading for my course. But I ordered copies for our library.
This text provides comprehensive coverage of sociological themes of major importance in current social care practice.
This text provides comprehensive coverage of sociological themes of major importance in current social care practice. It will be a useful resource for learners throughout their undergraduate training in social care.
A good reader in introduction to the concepts of sociology relevant to social work.
As a sociologist I found it interesting, contmeporary and accessible.
In my role as Practice Educator I have used this book as a source to refresh my knowledge etc within this area as well as directing students to read specific chapters.
The book is clearly set out, chapters are well defined, the content is structured with excellent definitions and activities (used in group sessions to stimualte discussion). The 'Lived Experience' at the end of each chapter was a welcome addition to academic texts, helping students make the link with 'the real world'.
an excellent and well written introduction to sociology for social work students
The book is useful to students on the FD Care Studies course as a supplementary book. The chapters on different topics are informative and thought provoking for students and the activities are useful for group/class discussion.It is of more use to those in the social care field but only marginally for those in health. Therefore it is to be nominated as supplemental reading rather than essential.
A useful discussion of the issues that will assist our students greatly.
I like the approach taken in the book of using practitioners and service-users as well as academics. Its topics are relevant for a wider audience than just social work.
An excellent selection of key sociological themes and perspectives, applied to the Social work area of practice. Very useful for undergraduate social work degree students
A well written book exploring the intricacies and subtleties around this varied and often overlooked topic
Really useful book enabling an applied understanding of sociological concepts and theories.