Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services: Interaction, Identities, and Practices


This innovative book explores social work as a series of encounters - between clients and social workers, social workers, their colleagues and other professionals, and more widely between citizens and the state. Providing a variety of social constructionist perspectives on the idea of the 'client', it presents in-depth discussion of the roles, language and contexts of meetings between social workers and their clients.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kirsi Juhila
  • Tarja Pösö
  • Christopher Hall
  • Nigel Parton
  • Arja Jokinen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2003


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