Celebrating "Case Critical:" A new edition of a classic social work text (A Toronto book launch)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 22:00 to 23:45

Help us celebrate the publication of Ben Carniol’s new book

CASE CRITICAL: Social Services and Social Justice in Canada, 6th Edition
- Praise for Case Critical -

“I cut my teeth on the first edition of Ben Carniol’s Case Critical. Then a definitive and influential work, now in its sixth edition, Carniol’s book has become a classic and a must-read for those seeking emancipatory approaches to social work practice.”
—Donna Baines, Labour Studies and Social Work, McMaster University

“Carniol has his finger on the pulse of social work in the new millennium, artfully weaving discourse with practical suggestions that encourage us collectively toward a respectful, inclusive, and life-affirming liberatory social work framework.”
—Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew), Social Work, University of Regina (Saskatoon)

“Ben Carniol makes seemingly invisible systemic injustices visible, and with his usual compassion and wisdom, weaves a message of resistance and liberation.”
—Steven Hick, Social Work, Carleton University

  Case Critical: Social Services and Social Justice in Canada, 6th edition
  192 pp | $22.95
  ISBN 978-1-897071-65-6
  September 2010

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