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By Vicky White

Social paintings is at present present process significant switch in its regulations, association and day by day perform and lots more and plenty has been written concerning the feminist presence in social paintings. particularly, feminist social paintings has fascinated about the function of girls social staff in constructing designated kinds of perform, rooted in a dedication to egalitarian relationships with ladies provider clients. The kingdom of Feminist Social Work demanding situations the restrictions of this perspective.

Tracing key principles in feminist social paintings from the Seventies via to the current day, and utilizing info from interviews with lady social employees, this e-book attracts out tensions among the literature and the particular event of woman social employees. In doing so, it:

  • highlights the importance for feminists of social work's place within the country
  • enables the studies of ladies social staff to be explored and put inside their structural context
  • opens up the potential for varied identities, identifications and stances among ladies social employees
  • critically examines the present country of feminist social paintings.

The country of Feminist Social Work offers an incredible appraisal of the topic and is key interpreting for all people with an curiosity in feminism and social paintings idea, perform and schooling.

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The term empowerment has become increasingly popular within social work and has been used in many different ways, one of which is represented by its presence in the feminist social work literature as the goal to be achieved through egalitarian relationships between women social workers and women service users. The use of the term has been the subject of critique on the grounds that the term is not grounded in the realities of practice. An initial consideration of the statutory context raised questions about the possibilities of realising a feminist identity, expressed in egalitarian relationships with the goal of empowerment.

Conclusion Women working with women has been regarded by many writers as at the heart of feminist social work. A shared experience of oppression between women social workers and women service users has been seen as the impetus for creating egalitarian relationships. The feminist social work literature has suggested that women social workers can engage in such egalitarian relationships with women service users in seeking the goal of empowerment. The term empowerment has become increasingly popular within social work and has been used in many different ways, one of which is represented by its presence in the feminist social work literature as the goal to be achieved through egalitarian relationships between women social workers and women service users.

This broad conception of feminist praxis includes challenging and transforming practice, the final area for consideration in this discussion of feminist social work and the statutory context. 2 Dominelli and McLeod (1989) pointed to the existence of feminist practice with service users in statutory social work on a one-to-one and small group basis (Dominelli and McLeod 1989: 114). In the main,3 they cited as evidence material produced by student social workers whilst on placement (Evans 1985; Warren 1985; Donnelly 1986; Falk 1986).

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