Research in Social Work

The Origins of Social Care and Social Work: Creating a Global Future, First Edition
Mark Henrickson


Hardback | Jul 2022 | Policy Press | 9781447357346 | 232pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$185.00, NZD$215.00

Addressing current debates in international social work about the relevance of different perspectives, this thought-provoking book will allow practitioners and scholars to consider and create a global future for Social Work.

North American and European notions of helping - or managing - poor and marginalised people have deep roots in religious texts and traditions, which continue to influence contemporary social policy and social work practice in ways which many do not realise.

Bringing together interdisciplinary scholarship, Mark Henrickson argues that it essential we understand and critique social work’s origins, in order to work out what we want to retain, and what must change, if we are to achieve the vision of a truly global profession.