A sense of participation and opportunities to share and participate in activities or groups that are important to them are crucial factors in human wellbeing.

This book provides a robust empirical and theoretical analysis of reciprocity and its implications for social work and social policy practices by discussing how ideas of reciprocity can be understood and applied to welfare policy and social care practices, as well as how the act of reciprocity supports the wellbeing of citizens.  Contributions from Finland, Germany, Russia, the UK, the USA and Canada illuminate the ways in which socio-political contexts influence the power relations between citizens, practitioners and the state, and the potential (or otherwise) for reciprocity to flourish.

It will be essential reading for social care practitioners, researchers and educationalists as well as postgraduate students in social work and related social care and community-oriented professions and social policy makers.

chapter |7 pages


Edited ByMaritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Laura Tarkiainen
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part I|48 pages


chapter 1|17 pages

Reciprocity and well-being

ByAntti Karisto
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chapter 2|20 pages

Creating well-being through reciprocal relationships

ByMaritta Törrönen
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chapter 3|11 pages

Reciprocity and normativity in social work

A complex relationship based on the Capability Approach
ByBernhard Babic
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part II|69 pages

Reciprocity in practice and community settings

chapter 4|20 pages

Reciprocity in peer-led mutual aid groups in the community

Implications for social policy and social work practices
ByCarol Munn-Giddings, Thomasina Borkman
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chapter 6|17 pages

Risk and reciprocity in residential care

Some problems with a universal norm
ByClaire Cameron
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chapter 7|17 pages

Reciprocity and relationship-based approach in child welfare

ByRiitta Vornanen, Pirjo Pölkki
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part III|49 pages


chapter 8|19 pages

Reciprocity with graduate students fostered through creativity

ByTuula Heinonen
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chapter 9|14 pages

Narrative reflection as a reciprocal interview method

ByEveliina Heino, Minna Veistilä
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chapter 10|16 pages

Negotiating the research space between young people and adults in a PAR study exploring school bullying

ByNiamh O’Brien, Tina Moules, Carol Munn-Giddings
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Reciprocal social work and social policy

Edited ByMaritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Laura Tarkiainen
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