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by Janice Andrews,Michael Reisch

The Road Not Taken takes a new perspective on the course of social welfare policy in the twentieth century. This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical individuals and marginalized groups as well.
Download The Road Not Taken : A History of Radical Social Work in the United States epub
ISBN: 1583910255
ISBN13: 978-1583910252
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Janice Andrews,Michael Reisch
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 2001)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1669 kb
FB2 size: 1814 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 392
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I bought this book because there aren't a lot of books exploring the history of progressive/radical social work. The author explored the history of a number of groups and individuals while discussing the political climate precipitating a lot of the actions and reactions by the social work community and government. It's definitely worth buying.
The content of the book is fine. But the book itself is literally falling apart! The pages come out of the binding as I read/turm each page. Really frustrating! And I can't exchange it apparently. So just think twice about buying this book from Amazon.
Going beyond mere history this presentation takes the reader into the heart of radical thinking in contemporary social work. This remarkable work, drawn from original sources--archives and interviews--reveals how much of the past is in the present. Each chapter is a major contribution in itself. Radicals will treasure this book forever; for others it is a must read. Learning about the purges of the McCarthy era is highly relevant in the warfare state of the present day. The Road Not Taken is well written, well organized and well conceived. I could hardly put this book down and will be citing it in my future research on the welfare state.
A very thorough and accurate historyof the progressive/radical movement in the field of American Social Work. This history is not taught sufficiently in our schools of social work, although it is very real part of our past and to some degree, our present. As a practicing clinical social worker, I highly recommend this important book.
Anyone going to school for Social Work needs read this book to get an alternative perspective on the History of Social Work. Very well written and easy to read. A must get for any one committed for social change!!!!!
Another silly book about a dead end in American politics and social work. The cover says it all. Social workers with big mouths but very, very little relevance to social need. A fantasy of the Disneyland left. This is not scholarship but the fiction of grandiosity: "Come close my children and Grandpa will tell you about his exploits to save humanity." Another gas attack by a tenured, buttoned down professor who never took any risks beyond stepping out of the shower stall.