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Feminist Theories and Social Work

Approaches and Applications

By Carlton Munson, Christine Flynn Saulnier

Routledge – 1996 – 278 pages

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Description

This invaluable guidebook accomplishes what many others on feminist theory do not. It reviews both the theories and the applications of the field. Too frequently, books and articles tend to focus on one or two ways for practicing feminism, when, in reality, different problems, different groups of women, and different goals may require a different theory for guiding objectiveness, strategies, and work style. Using the wrong theory for a particular group or problem may backfire, causing unexpected outcomes. This book circumvents such unforeseen results. Feminist Theories and Social Work reviews the most important theories of today, evaluates the contributions and limitations of each branch, and for each theory, provides application examples at several levels of intervention.

Contents

Introduction. Liberal Feminism. Radical Feminism. Socialist Feminism. Lesbian Feminist Theory. Cultural and Ecofeminist Theories. Womanism: African-American Women's Feminist Thought. Postmodern Feminist Theory. Global Feminism. Conclusions. Appendix A: A Bibliography of Psychoanalytic Feminism. Appendix B: Additional Bibliographies of Feminist Writings

Name: Feminist Theories and Social Work: Approaches and Applications (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carlton Munson, Christine Flynn Saulnier. This invaluable guidebook accomplishes what many others on feminist theory do not. It reviews both the theories and the applications of the field. Too frequently, books and articles tend to focus on one or two ways for practicing feminism, when, in...
Categories: Gender Studies - Soc Sci, Social Work Policy, Area Studies