Title

Millennium talk and the future of social work

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Department

Social Work

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK

Volume

60

Issue

1

First Page

19

Last Page

36

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