The Governmental Technology of Social Work in China
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AbstractThis chapter addresses the debate about the development of social work in China from a governmentality perspective. On one hand, the party state has been constructing social work as a governmental technology and exercises direct and indirect control on social work education and practices. On the other hand, progressive social work educators and practitioners have been crafting discursive and institutional spaces for exploring alternative social work practices beyond state agenda. The authors hope for vibrant discussion in the civil society to construct ‘social work with Chinese characteristics.’
All Author(s) ListLeung Tse Fong Terry, Luk Tak Chuen, Xiang Rong
All Editor(s) ListIan Shaw, Rosaleen Ow
Book titleAsian Social Work: Professional Work in National Contexts
Pages199 - 212
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsSocialist China, Foucault, governmentality, social governance

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