Since the approach adopted and advocated in this book is a new one, at least as far as social work is concerned, there is no extensive literature to which reference can be made. The suggestions for reading which follow are in two parts: social work texts that seem to show clearly the kinds of proposition in social work that call for the reflective activity advocated in this book; secondly, works from other fields that could help to sustain and make profitable such an exercise. Works in this second group are not to be seen as a source of ready-made solutions, but as one way of helping us to recognise some important problems in social work for what they are.