The Professionalization of Poverty: Social Work and the Poor in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Gary R. Lowe

Routledge
Published December 31, 1999
Reference - 179 Pages
ISBN 9780202361123 - CAT# Y354492
Series: Modern Applications of Social Work Series

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Summary

The essays in this book discuss the evolution of the profession of social work in the twentieth century. Its specific focus is the relationship of the professional social worker to the poor. Attempting to avoid the usual retelling of the standard narrative of the social work profession, The Professionalization of Poverty provides a perspective that goes beyond the typical boundaries of liberal/conservative paradigms and suggests that social work incorporate intellectual and methodological elements compatible with both.

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