First published in 1999, Jokinen , Juhila and Poso comprises both theoretical/reflexive articles and articles based on empirical social constructionist studies. It provokes new ways of looking at social work practices as interpretative and interactive processes. In addition to this theoretical and methodological contribution, the volume provides empirically based material on the practical implications of an alliance between social work and social constructionism.

part I|66 pages

Social Work and Social Constructionism

chapter 1|22 pages

Introduction: Constructionist Perspectives on Social Work Practices

ByArja Jokinen, Kirsi Juhila, Tarja Pösö

chapter 2|42 pages

Social Construction in Social Work and Social Action

ByMalcolm Payne

part II|84 pages

Practices of Encounter

chapter 3|18 pages

Using Narratives in Social Work Interaction

ByElisabet Cedersund

chapter 4|16 pages

Examining the Artfulness of ‘Risk Talk’

BySusan White

chapter 6|17 pages

Speaking of Emotions in Child Protection Practices

ByHannele Forsberg

chapter 7|18 pages

Masculinity Discourse in Work with Offenders

BySally Holland, Jonathan B. Scourfield

part III|64 pages

Discursive Struggles

part IV|89 pages

Practical Relevance