The Welfare State and Social Work: Pursuing Social Justice

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SAGE, 2007 - 439 páginas
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The Welfare State and Social Work: Pursuing Social Justice critically assesses the historical, sociopolitical, and economic factors that have influenced social work policy and practice in the United States. By viewing social welfare and social work in light of principles of social justice, author Josefina Figueira-McDonough offers a fresh perspective of their interplay and how this interaction affects policy practice.

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Making Sense of Social Justice
1
Critical Commentary
10
Gilbert on Balanced Reform From Within
19
Understanding Social Justice in Liberal Democracies
31
Evaluating Distributive Justice in the United States
63
Suggestions for Exercises
81
Interpreting Welfare in
89
The Ambiguous Ancestry of Welfare and Social
113
Welfare Through the Color Lens
221
Suggestions for Exercises
240
Temporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesII
267
Social Insurance and the Push Toward Privatization
281
Suggestions for Exercises
300
The Future of Welfare in Postindustrial Societies
319
Suggestions for Exercises
328
Policy Practice
347

From the Aftermath of World War II to the Great Society
133
The Weakening of the Welfare State Gains Speed
155
The End of the Millennium and the Demise
179
Suggestions for Exercises
193
Suggestions for Exercises
375
Index
411
About the Author 439
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Josefina Figueira-McDonough, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Social Work and of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Trained in social work and sociology at the University of Michigan, she has taught in both fields at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Vanderbilt University. She has lectured and/or conducted research in Puerto Rico, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Ireland. Her work on social justice has focused on deviance and control, the ecology of poverty, policy outcomes, community analysis and curricula. This research has been supported by federal, state, and private grants and disseminated in social science as well as in social work journals. She is presently on the board of two international and interdisciplinary journals, Social Intervention and Social Compass, and is a member of the book committee of the National Association of Social Workers. Her most recent books include Community Analysis and Praxis: Toward a Grounded Civil Society (Brunner-Routledge, 2001), Serviço Social: Profissão e Identidade, with A. Negreiros, A. Martins and B. Henriques (Veras Editora, 2000), and Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment and Resistance, edited with Rosemary Sarri (Howard Press, 2002).

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