Social Theory, Power and Practice

  • Jerry Tew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-233

About this book


Social Theory, Power and Practice explores key strands of contemporary social theory in developing an innovative framework for understanding the operation of power. This draws on structural theories of inequality and oppression and poststructural deconstructions of discourse, identity and emotion. These are used to examine the dynamics of social and personal change, and to inform the development of empowering practice within the human services with those who may experience distress, abuse or exclusion.


contemporary social theory emotion identity postmodernism service social theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerry Tew
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Central EnglandUK

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