When we were writing the first edition of this book and discussing the project with academic colleagues and practitioners, we were sometimes asked: Is there still a need to articulate a 'critical' social work? Is not all social work 'critical' in the sense of being committed to social as well as individual transformation?
Critical social work: theories and practices for a socially just world, second edition / June Allan, Linda Briskman and Bob Pease (eds.),
chapter 1, pp. 3-14