Renewing social work practice through a postmodern perspective

John W. Murphy, John T. Pardeck

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Postmodernism is one of the most recent significant developments within the social sciences. This paper reviews the movement toward a postmodern perspective beginning in the late 19th century in the field of sociology. The evolution toward a postmodern perspective in the social sciences has important implications for the profession of social work. The authors suggest that the postmodern perspective has the potential to renew the profession of social work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Thought
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Religious studies


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