Adoption, Social Work and Social Theory: Making the Connections

Adoption, Social Work and Social Theory: Making the Connections

ISBN: 9781856288835
Publisher: Avebury
Publication Date: 1994-11
Number of pages: 287
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This work is an attempt at understanding the foundations upon which the practice and theory of adoption and substitute care are based. It argues that mainstream thinking about adoption is flawed in a number of ways, and develops an alternative framework for understanding and practice. Much of the material which directly and indirectly relates to and informs the practice and theory of adoption and substitute care is dispersed across a variety of disciplines, including history, anthropology, ethnography, sociology, law, social work and social administration. This work attempts to integrate much of that material in a consistent historical and social theoretical framework. The book concludes with a set of recommendations for altering both the substance and form of our practices in the field of substitute care.

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