This article examines reasons for social work's abandonment of public discourse, activism and intellectual life. It also explores strategies to encourage the profession to reenter public life and develop a modern cadre of social work identified public intellectuals. Specifically, this process entails professional and academic reform and a renewed vision around the social justice mission of social work.
Karger, Howard Jacob and Herndndez, Marie Theresa
"The Decline of the Public Intellectual in Social Work,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 31
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol31/iss3/4