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2. The politics of social work

2. The politics of social work  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708452
Social work is inherently political because its parameters are set by the government of the day and many social workers are employed by the state and have important legal powers through ... More
1. The autism spectrum

1. The autism spectrum  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199207565
‘The autism spectrum’ examines three individuals from different parts of the autism spectrum. It explains how all of the ‘autisms’ originate from before birth, and all affect the developing ... More
5. Community social work

5. Community social work  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708452
‘Community social work’ shows that social work in communities has played an important role throughout the history of social work and is still relevant and widespread today as, despite the ... More
Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198708452
Social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality: the victims of poverty, illness, addiction, and abuse; they work ... More
7. HIV/AIDS

7. HIV/AIDS  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199340071
HIV/AIDS had been percolating in central Africa since the early twentieth century, but it appeared in its now recognizable form in the spring of 1981. Doctors in America spotted a strange ... More
4. The inequalities of eugenics

4. The inequalities of eugenics  

Philippa Levine

in Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199385904
The goal of eugenic fitness was intended, at its most utopian, to improve lives, to help eradicate disease and disability, and to foster productivity. In practice, however, eugenics mostly ... More
2. The Court at work (1)

2. The Court at work (1)  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199754540
How do cases reach the Court? How do the justices proceed to select and decide them? ‘The Court at work (1)’ looks at how the Court operates, and the sorts of cases that get heard by the ... More

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