Working with Men: Feminism and Social Work, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Working with Men

Feminism and Social Work, 1st Edition

By Kate Cavanagh, Viviene E Cree

Routledge

240 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415111850
pub: 1995-11-23
SAVE ~$13.79
$68.95
$55.16
x
Hardback: 9780415111843
pub: 1995-11-23
SAVE ~$43.00
Currently out of stock
$215.00
$172.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203427958
pub: 2002-09-11
from $34.48


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

One of feminism's key contributions to improving social work practice has been to expose the gender-blindness which has characterized social work policy and literature.

Working with Men extends and diversifies this contribution by presenting a controversial collection of essays written by feminists about men. In what has been a previously unexplored area of social work, the contributors to Working with Men, feminist academics, researchers and practitioners, explore the issue of feminist practice with men highlighting the dilemmas which they have encountered in undertaking this work. They contend that for too long feminists have ignored the issue of direct work with men. The argument that men must take responsibility for their own reconstruction they assert is no longer sustainable: feminists must generate their own discourse about the nature of men and masculinity derived from their own experience of critically engaging with and challenging men. The contributors conclude that direct work with men is a legitimate feminist activity; that it is one important strand of a broader strategy whose ultimate goal is the empowerment of women.

This book will be valuable reading for all students of social work and applied social science as well as social work practitioners and managers.

Reviews

`This is a ground-breaking book…will help both men and women to develop their practice in ways that recognise the deeply engendered nature of social work' - Professional Social Work

'This is a useful introductory text for both students and practitioners and presents a strong case both for working with men and for locating this work within an explicit feminist framework.' - Scottish Affairs

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work