Much of Michel Foucault's interdisciplinary work is particularly relevant to the problems confronting social workers. This is the first book to offer a reading of Foucault's work oriented toward these ends. More than a just simplistic "application" of theory, this book provides a pragmatically grounded point of entry from which to study the most important thinker of the twentieth century.
This reader by Chambon and Irving provides clear explication for using Foucault's system of knowledge development. For usas social workers in a rationalistic ageit is decidedly unsettling to question what we know and what we do. Nevertheless, we come away from this book with insight into our closely held but infrequently examined assumptions about the function of social work.