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Social work, robots and a technological future:

In conversation with Antonio López Peláez

The world is changing. Robots and technological advancements will be very important to social work in the next two decades. How we engage with technology and predict and manage the issues that will arise alongside technological advancement is important. Equality, power and social justice will be on the agenda. Antonio López Peláez talks about his research on social work and robots.

Antonio López Peláez is University Full Professor of Social Work and Social Services at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, of UNED, the largest Spanish Public University (PhD in Philosophy and Sociology). Among his research interests: analysis of social problems of interculturality, methods of social intervention, intersections of new technologies and social work. He has been visiting scholar at the School of Social Welfare (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Universität Potsdam (Germany), University of Sonora (Department of Social Work, Hermosillo, México) and Universidad Americana (Managua, Nicaragua). He is director of Comunitania. International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences and member of the editorial board of prestigious journals in his field of research. He has published numerous books in prestigious academic publishers and articles in international scientific journals. He has been Secretary of the Faculty (2003-2005), head of the Office of the Rector (2005-2006), Director of the Associated Centre of the UNED at Segovia (since 2006). He has directed four doctoral theses and research projects with public funding from both Spanish and European institutions. He is principal investigator of the Research Group Koinonía, an interdisciplinary research team on Social Work and Social Services, Social Sciences, History and Law (UNED, Ref. GI62). Spokesman of Full Professors at UNED Senate (2010-2014). Outside the academic world he is a supportive member of the Abracadabra Foundation: Solidarity Magicians.

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Fronek, P. (Host). (2014, March 29). Social work, robots and a technological future: In conversation with Antonio López Peláez [Episode 67]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/social-work-robots-and-a-technological-future/.

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Antonio López Peláez UNED http://portal.uned.es/portal/page?_pageid=93,25615663&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Publications

Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S., & López Peláez, A. (2014). Social work with middle-class Spanish families: The challenge of the work–family conflict. International. Journal of Social Welfare. 23, 100-111. DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12012.

Gorjón Gómez, F., & López Peláez, A. (coords.) (2013). Estado del Arte de la Mediación. Pamplona: Thomson/Reuters Aranzadi.

López Peláez, A., & Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. (2012). New Challenges for Community Social Work in the 21st century: the case of Spain. Social Security Studies (China), 5, 106-112.

López Peláez, A., Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S., & Kyriakou, D. (2012). Railway transport liberalization in the European Union: Freight, labour and health towards the year 2020 in Spain. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 79, 1388-1398.

Del Fresno García, M., & López Peláez, A. (2012). Los medicamentos genéricos como herramienta para el acceso social a la salud. Marcos lingüísticos y creación de clima de opinión online: el caso español, Sistema. Revista de Ciencias Sociales 227, 3-22.

Moreno Mínguez, A., López Peláez, A., & Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. (2012). La transición de los jóvenes a la vida adulta. Crisis económica y emancipación tardía. Colección estudios sociales 34. Barcelona: Obra social la Caixa.

López Peláez, A. (2012). Profesión, ciencia y ciudadanía. Retos para el Trabajo Social y los Servicios Sociales en el siglo XXI, Azarbe. Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar. 1, 63-73.

López Peláez, A. (coord.) (2012). Jóvenes y Trabajo Social. Revista de Estudios de Juventud (INJUVE) 97.

López Peláez, A., & Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. (2012). Empowerment and social work with families. (pp. 277-301). In: Moreno, A. (coord.): _Family Well-Being: European Perspectives. _Social Indicators Research nº 49. New York: Springer.

Izquierdo Collado, J.D., López Peláez, A. (2011). La construcción social de la precariedad laboral. Paradojas de la liberalización del transporte terrestre en España. Sociología del Trabajo 73, 60-79.

González de la Fe, T., & López Peláez, A. (coord.) (2011). Innovación, conocimiento científico y cambio social. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).

López Peláez, A., & Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. (2010). Liberalization policies or degradation policies? The Spanish railway case. _Revista Internacional de Sociología _(RIS), 68, 757-773.

López Peláez, A., & Kyriakou, D. (2009). Technological development and social change: towards new implicit social contract. Pp. 27-42. In B. H. Stroud & S. E. Corbin (eds.): Handbook on Social Change. Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment Series. New York: Nova Publishers.

López Peláez, A. (2009). Prospectiva y cambio social: ¿cómo orientar las políticas de investigación y desarrollo en las sociedades tecnológicas avanzadas?, Arbor. Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura, 783, 825-836.

López Peláez, A., & Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. (2009). Trabajo, transporte y salud: perspectivas sociológicas sobre la liberalización del transporte ferroviario. Sociología del Trabajo, 67, 151-173.

López Peláez, A., Kyriakou, D. (2008). Robots, genes and bytes: technology development and social changes towards the year 2020. Technological forecasting and social change, 75, 1176-1201.