Mohan, Brij Books

Dr. Brij Mohan is author, most recently of, The Practice of Hope, Social Work Revisited, Unification of Social Work, and Eclipse of Freedom. Before joining the Louisiana State University, first as a Professor and then a Dean, he taught at the Universities of Lucknow and Wisconsin. Dr. Mohan has earned international renown for his original contributions to critical theory of social practice, social philosophy, mental health policy, international social development and comparative social welfare. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of New Global Development: Journal of International and Comparative Social Welfare. Dr. Mohan has also been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi University for his outstanding achievements.

Reinventing Social Work: Reflections on the Metaphysics of Social Practice
2005 0-7734-6054-3
The main purpose of this book is to educate both faculty and students about the nature and paradox of contemporary social practice – dynamics of diversity, discourse and development. Aspects and issues involve social constructs that are used and abused in the problem solving processes. From poverty and powerlessness to violence and terror we find human ingenuity’s attempt to solve problems which persist. A strategic rethinking is therefore in order to see that knowledge, resources and opportunities are not lost in vain. The point of this work is meaningful, enduring resolution of human alienation and social misery. The analyses proffered here seek a unified response to uplift the human condition (at the expense of fragmented approaches and ineffective social interventions). A new theory of social work is one of the intended outcomes of this study. This book will be of great interest to most social scientists, especially students and educators of social work, sociology, social policy, and social development who value critical self-refection as a vehicle of social transformation. There is no other book in the field that rivals this critical-analytical interdisciplinary work.