1st Edition

Women, Oppression and Social Work Issues in Anti-Discriminatory Practice

Edited By Lesley Day, Mary Langan Copyright 1992
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Many of the gains of the women's movement over the past 20 years now seem threatened by the combined effects of prolonged economic insecurity, reductions in the scope of welfare provision and a general shift in the climate of public opinion to the right. Social workers are faced with the growing damands of a more inpoverished and more unstable society, with less resources to meet these demands. In response to these pressures, feminist social work has begun to move beyond some of the limitations of both the traditional and radical social work models of the past. The emerging anti-discriminatory model recognizes the diversity of oppresions according to race, gender and class as well as those of age, disability and sexual orientation. Women, Oppression and Social Work offers a new perspective on feminist social work which takes account of the complexity of the manifold oppressions that affect the lives of most women and most social work clients.

    Acknowledgements List of Contributors Series Editor's Preface Introduction:Women and Social Work in the 1990s, Mary Langan Women and Oppression: race,class and gender, Lesley Day Women's psychology and femininst social workpractice, Marilyn Lawrence Social Work and power relations: towards aframework for an integrated practice, Marie McNay Who cares? Women in themixed economy of care, Mary Langan Feminism, managerialism and performancemeasurement, Carol Lupton Malestream training?: Women, feminism and socialwork education, Pam Carter, Angela Everitt and Annie Hudson The child sexualabuse 'industry' and gender relations in social work, Annie Hudson Women withlearning difficulties are women too, Fiona Williams Working with Black singlemothers: myths and reality, Agnes Bryan Women in residential work: dilemmasand ambiguities, Cathy Aymer Lesbians, the state and social work practice,Helen Cosis Brown Social Work and older women, Beverley Hughes and MelodyMtezuka


    Lesley Day, Mary Langan