By Viviene E. Cree
How does a social paintings scholar make the relationship among sociological wisdom and day by day social paintings? Sociology for Social staff and Probation officials presents an creation to sociological rules and learn and locations them firmly into the context of exact social paintings perform. It encourages readers to boost serious know-how and achieve their very own decisions concerning the usefulness and implications of retaining yes conceptual positions and exhibits how social paintings should be larger expert and greater by way of doing so. absolutely revised and up to date all through, this moment variation examines sociology on the subject of key components of social paintings and probation perform, and contains one new bankruptcy. parts coated are: family members adolescence adolescence group Care and worrying overall healthiness and sickness Crime. crucial studying for all social paintings and probation reviews scholars, this article seems past person and mental factors and suggestions to increase a sociological wisdom base for social paintings perform.
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In this context, ‘theory’ is not some abstracted phenomenon consigned to a top shelf in a library, with little connection with the ‘real world’. Instead, theoretical ideas are the basis of all behaviour: everything we do in life, and hence in social work, reveals something about who we are and how we see the world. As social workers, we must be prepared to step back and examine afresh everything we hold dear, questioning not just the origins of our beliefs, but also what the consequences might be of holding such a view or position.
Can they not also be ‘a family’? And what is the special significance of ‘kin connection’ or the concept of kinship more generally? Studies of kinship demonstrate that historical and cultural differences lead to hugely differing expectations of kinship and parental responsibilities (Allan 1996). ), the list itself, whether large or small, tells us nothing about either the quality of kin relationships or the variability of kin obligations. Finch and Mason’s (1993) study of kin relationships and responsibilities finds support for the supposition that kin relationships are a significant source of assistance for many people.
Can we be sure of a value consensus about any of these important issues, and if we cannot, what does this tell us about a functionalist perspective? Finally, there is an assumption that order and stability are essential for the survival of society and that social control must play a part in maintaining that order. But social control of whom? And whose order is being sustained? There is no recognition here of the choices and behaviours of individuals; of the ways in which different groups may have their own values and perspectives which are at odds with those of ‘mainstream’ society; or of the impact of differential power and opportunities for setting the core agenda in society.
Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers (Student Social Work) by Viviene E. Cree