The second edition of this major textbook clearly shows how
sociology can inform professional social work practice in the
twenty-first century. It provides an easy-to-follow, jargon-free
introduction to sociology for social work students, with crucial
links to practice across a comprehensive range of topics.
The need for an appreciation of the insights sociology has to
offer about our world and our actions within it has been underlined
by recent reforms to social work education, and the new edition
furthers its commitments to this goal. The book shows how sociology
is an exciting and relevant topic to social work with a variety of
service user groups, and supports and extends students?
learning through carefully designed pedagogical features. Richly
illustrated with evidence and examples, the book uses engaging case
studies to demonstrate the relevance of sociology to everyday
The new edition has been fully updated to explore contemporary
issues for social workers, locating these in the context of global
changes and strengthening its application of sociological theories
to social work practice. Sociology for Social Workers will continue
to be an invaluable teaching and learning resource that takes
seriously sociology?s capacity to contribute to positive
social work practice.