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Europe, social exclusion and the identity of social work

Washington, John and Paylor, Ian (1998) Europe, social exclusion and the identity of social work. European Journal of Social Work, 1 (3). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1369-1457

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Abstract

This paper argues that the identity of social work as a form of professional practice within Europe is a timely matter for contemporary debate. Economic and political moves in Europe towards integration have created the possibility of establishing an identity which could both incorporate a range of diverse activities and also create a form of practice that is distinct. This article will address the emerging concept of social exclusion as a potential focus for social work professional practice in a changing global setting. It will be argued that the concept is one that can incorporate the broad range of practice in social work in a manner that could have similar meaning for all the different practitioners involved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Social Work
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 50672
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 11:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50672

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