Millennium Talk and the Future of Social Work
Social work should avoid popular 'millennium talk' for three overlapping reasons. First, such talk is tied to ideological confusions with elitist, violent and apocalyptic elements. Second, social work's non-ideological commitments to pragmatism, common sense, history as human made and the open society depart radically from millenial consciousness. Third, the future of social work lies with a fundamental recall and reaffirmation of its historically grounded commitments, and not with a 'leap' into a new age.
Indian Journal of Social Work
Forster, M. D.
(1999). Millennium Talk and the Future of Social Work. Indian Journal of Social Work, 60(1), 19-36.
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