Postmodernization: a phase we're going through? Management in social care

Lawler, J and Harlow, E 2005, 'Postmodernization: a phase we're going through? Management in social care' , British Journal of Social Work, 35 (7) , pp. 1163-1174.

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This paper considers the challenges facing managers of social care services in public sector organizations in the UK. Some theorists might argue that these challenges are the manifestation of a new postmodern era. It is argued here, however, that society is not fully postmodern: indeed modernity continues with some of its features (such as a concern with rationality and reason) heightened and intensified. Social trends associated with this transitional phase of postmodernization have been highlighted in the literature and here they form the framework for discussing social care management today.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Social Work
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00453102
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 16:20
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:03

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