Dissenting social work: Critical theory, resistance and pandemic


  • Liz Beddoe University of Auckland




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Eubanks, V. (2017). Automating inequality: How high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor (1st ed.). St. Martin’s Press.

Garrett, P. M. (2007). Making social work more Bourdieusian: Why the social professions should critically engage with the work of Pierre Bourdieu. European Journal of Social Work, 10(2), 225–243.

Garrett, P. M. (2018a). Social work and social theory: Making the connections (2nd ed.). Policy Press.

Garrett, P. M. (2018b). Welfare words: Critical social work and social policy. Sage.

Garrett, P. M. (2020). “Disordering” the world: Frantz Fanon’s contribution to social work’s understanding of decolonisation. Critical and Radical Social Work. https://doi:10.1332/204986020X15945757040444

Hyslop, I. (2021, April 10). Dissenting social work – A conversation with Paul Michael Garrett

[Podcast]. Reimagining Social Work. https://anchor.fm/rswcollective/episodes/Dissenting- Social-Work--a-conversation-with-Paul-Michael- Garrett-euh0oo

Jørgensen, A. M., Webb, C., Keddell, E., & Ballantyne, N. (2021). Three roads to Rome? Comparative policy analysis of predictive tools in child protection services in Aotearoa New Zealand, England, & Denmark. Nordic Social Work Research, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/215 6857X.2021.1999846




How to Cite

Beddoe, L. (2021). Dissenting social work: Critical theory, resistance and pandemic. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 33(4), 91–94. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol33iss4id918



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