Social Work in 42 Objects (and More)

Social Work in 42 Objects (and More)


£13.00 Plus post and packaging

Can the story of social work be told through Objects? Might a collection of objects be more illuminating than a formal text book or a dry definition?

In this engaging, photographic book, Mark Doel curates a collection of 127 objects contributed by people from around the globe to evoke a sense of social work – past, present and future. Written as a Guide to an Exhibition of Social Work, this is the ideal book to introduce social work to newcomers, and to entertain those with long experience of the profession. The objects are presented by a diverse group of people with different perspectives on social work, but with a common imagination All profits from the sale of this book go to Tara. Since the launch of the book, sales have so far contributed £750 to help support Tara’s work with street children in Delhi.

“I am so keen on this project and the associated book because it promotes a visual thinking approach to exploring the meaning, purpose and practice of social work. I have found it invaluable in working with students to ask them to consider what object they might add to the collection. This promotes a fascinating discussion in supervision, prompting a critically reflective discussion and a creative approach to practice.” (Siobhan Maclean)

ISBN: 9781903575932

90 Pages


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