Orme, J. (2003) It's feminist because I say so: feminism, social work and critical practice in the UK. Qualitative Social Work, 2 (2). pp. 131-154. ISSN 1473-3250Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article explores the contribution of feminism to critical social work practice within the UK. It does so by examining a claim that social work students and practitioners have taken a simplistic stance to feminist theory: `it's feminist because I say so'. While this position might be a consequence of unease with theory within some approaches to feminism it is compounded by arrangements for social work education in the UK. It is argued that such a stance denies the complexities of feminist theory and fails to recognize some of the tensions within feminism. Identifying that in UK social work there are struggles to reconcile `standpointism' with postmodern feminism, the article uses the examples of feminist analyses of care and researching domestic violence to argue that critical practice is enriched by explorations of theoretical differences.
|Keywords:||feminism , social work, social work practice , Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Health(social science)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2012 12:03|
|Last modified:||03 Dec 2016 01:03|