Social problems and social welfare

Introduction and contents

The materials listed below are presented on the following pages of this unit in pdf format.

  • The hitchhikers guide to D211.

  • Block 1:Interfering in people's lives?

    • Unit 1: In the beginning;

    • Unit 2: Kid's lib: the politics of childhood;

    • Unit 3: Depraved or deprived: the problem of 'adolescence';

    • Unit 4: When I'm sixty-four;

    • Unit 5: Block review.

  • Block 2: Family, gender and welfare.

    • Unit 6: An introduction to the family;

    • Unit 7: Politics and the family;

    • Unit 8: Masculinity, homophobia and sexuality;

    • Unit 9: Women, work and the family;

    • Unit 10: New forms of domestic living;

    • Unit 11: The body politic, health, family and society;

    • Unit 12: Block review.

  • Block 3: Private troubles and public issues.

    • Unit 13: Social work: the personal and the political;

    • Unit 14: Social work in the welfare state;

    • Unit 15: Recieved into care;

    • Unit 16: Child abuse;

    • Unit 17: Images of domesticity: the work of the family centre;

    • Unit 19: Issues in disability: intergrated living;

    • Unit 20: Social work in the context of decline;

    • Unit 21: Block review.

  • Block 4: Reconstructing welfare.

    • Readings: Part I;

    • Readings: Part II.

  • Block 5: Disorder and reform.

    • Unit 29: Britain: a violent society?

    • Unit 30: Course review.

Learning outcomes