Resistance, biopolitics and radical passivity

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work
EditorsStephen Webb
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781138578432
StatePublished - 2019


What is a politics of resistance for social work? A central concern for critical and radical social work has been around the Leninist question of what it is we ought to do now? What shall we do in the face of injustice? What form of resistance is possible for us? What can we do as activ¬ists? Activating the potential of the oppressed has always been a key slogan among our radical comrades.


  • critical social work politics