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The professionalization of poverty : social work and the poor in the twentieth century

Author: Gary R Lowe; P Nelson Reid
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©1999.
Series: Modern applications of social work.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book discuss the evolution of the profession of social work in the 20th century. Its specific focus is the relationship of the professional social worker to the poor.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary R Lowe; P Nelson Reid
ISBN: 020236111X 9780202361116 0202361128 9780202361123
OCLC Number: 42437079
Description: vi, 179 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Professionalization of poverty : common themes and contributions / P. Nelson Reid and Gary R. Lowe --
Profession for the poor? A history of social work in the United States / Philip Popple and P. Nelson Reid --
Uneasy marriage of professional social work and public relief, 1870-1940 / Beverly Stadum --
"In a world gone industrial" : specialization and the search for social work practice above the poverty line / Paul H. Stuart --
Service trap : social work and public welfare policy in the 1960s / Leslie Leighninger --
Poverty, public welfare, and professionalism : opportunity lost / Gary R. Lowe and P. Nelson Reid --
"Prising open that old prejudiced door" : African-Americans, poverty, and social work in the early twentieth century / Susan Kerr Chandler --
Harry Lawrence Lurie and social work's questionable commitment to social and economic justice / Joe M. Schriver --
Ideological nostalgia, intellectual narcosis / David Stoesz.
Series Title: Modern applications of social work.
Responsibility: Gary R. Lowe, P. Nelson Reid, editors.

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