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Research and the Social Work Picture$
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Ian Shaw

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447338895

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.001.0001

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Place and space

Place and space

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(p.103) Six Place and space
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Research and the Social Work Picture
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Ian Shaw

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.003.0007

This chapter explores the ways in which awareness of the meaning and importance of place is shared between the humanities and social work. Moving on to a consideration of the term globalisation, this leads on to a more general consideration of how research practices occur in space and place. In all of this, ‘time’ and ‘place’ are high-level concepts by which scholars structure and make sense of the world, and use effortlessly all the time, yet are quite unable to define. In approaching these issues, distance or closeness of place and space raise comparable questions to those of time closeness or distance.

Keywords:   social work, humanities, time, space, place, globalisation, distance

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