Journal Article

Looking Back: The View from Here

Richard Hugman

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 5, pages 609-620
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online June 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
Looking Back: The View from Here

Show Summary Details


This article considers key developments in social work in the last decade. From the vantage point of Australia, British social work (and the British Journal of Social Work) is seen in a particular perspective. However, some international comparisons are possible. Thus, the article focuses on two apparently contradictory developments: the ‘search for uncertainty’ in post-structural theory and the ‘search for certainty’ in evidence-based practice. It concludes that both, in different ways, describe social work in the early twenty-first century.

Keywords: social work theory; Britain; Australia; diversity; post-structuralism; evidence-based practice

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.