Post-postmodern Social Work 4.0

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Post-postmodern Social Work 4.0 What will the ongoing changes in the political, economic and technological structures of human societies do to the human individual? How will they change social interactions and conceptualizations of what it means to be human? What will happen to the Declaration of Human Rights as a global ethical standard? This workshop is an inquiry into possible answers to these questions. Departing from the postmodern condition of the individual, which seemed to necessitate the questioning of grand narratives, we recognize that the fragmentation and co-existence of differing or even contradictory narratives appears to have become an acceptable norm. Today´s individuals, therefore, seem to be presenting as fragmented selves, a notion many scientific disciplines including the most positivist and the most constructivist can embrace. If, indeed, fragmented human single units are adapting to an interlinked economy 4.0, what are their social needs and how can professional social work address them?
Period17 Apr 2018
Event titleInternational Week Bournemouth, UK
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBournemouth, UK, AustriaShow on map