Seeing through state social work: women social workers' experiences in statutory settings
White, Vicky, 1959- (2000) Seeing through state social work: women social workers' experiences in statutory settings. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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The thesis begins with a review of the feminist social work literature, setting out four key issues: the immersion of women social workers in feminist social workidentity, the creation of egalitarian relationships with women-service users, the goal of empowerment and the neglect of the statutory context. Research questions are generated in the process of discussing these themes, with a view to beginning to redress the paucity of empirical research in this area. The state is then explored as crucial to developing an understanding of the characteristics and the operation of social work. The advent of managerialism in state social work is presented as the locus in which women social workers' experiences arc grounded and practice possibilities are constructed. The thesis moves on to consider the mainslreaming of gender in the reform of social work education undertaken by CCETSW. These developments in social work education are seen as consistent with trends in state social work more generally. The methods used in the case study are introduced and the data this case study produced are discussed in relation to: women social workers' identities, identifications and stances; egalitarian relationships and empowerment; and managerialism. The thesis concludes by summarising its findings and drawing out their implications for future research and practice based on accommodations between women social workers and state social work.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (Great Britain), Women social workers -- Great Britain, Social work with women -- Great Britain, Social service -- Case studies, Social work administration -- Great Britain|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Social Policy and Social Work|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Humphreys, Catherine ; McLeod, Eileen|
|Description:||This is an abridged version for electronic use; please see the official URL for details on how to access the full version.|
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|Extent:||313 leaves : charts|
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