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Practice and Research in Social Work : Postmodern Feminist Perspectives - Barbara Fawcett

Practice and Research in Social Work

Postmodern Feminist Perspectives

By: Barbara Fawcett (Editor), Brid Featherstone (Editor), Jan Fook (Editor), Amy Rossiter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd December 1999
ISBN: 9780415195119
Number Of Pages: 216

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Although postmodernist theory has been related to and explored in sociology and social policy, this book is amongst the first to apply the theories to social work, and relate them to current debates. Contributors come from the UK, Australia, South Africa and Canada and many have professional experience as social workers. They appraise the key issues in the contested field of postmodernism and feminism and focus on their applications to practice, research and education in social work.

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Setting the scene: an appraisal of notions of postmodernism, postmodernity and postmodern feminismp. 5
The postmodern feminist condition: new conditions for social workp. 24
Reading the texts: postmodern feminism and the 'doing' of researchp. 39
Researching disability: meanings, interpretations and analysisp. 62
A postmodern perspective on professional ethicsp. 83
Deconstructing and reconstructing professional expertisep. 104
Researching into mothers' violence: some thoughts on the processp. 120
Researching profeminist men's narratives: participatory methodologies in a postmodern framep. 136
For ever beyondp. 159
Feminist postmodernism in the South African contextp. 176
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780415195119
ISBN-10: 041519511X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 2nd December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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