Amid Social Contradictions

Amid Social Contradictions : Towards a History of Social Work in Europe

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How does social work keep its balance between the requirements of its clients and its role as an agency of state and society? In historical analyses from various countries, international experts show how social work has succeeded in keeping conflicting demands at bay. Their contributions look at historical situations in Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, the former Soviet Union, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslavia. Table of contents include: Youth Care in Austria: The Politics of Child Removal * Professional Social Work after the Second World War Finland * Republic of Ireland * Hungarian Settlements * City Welfare and Eugenics: Case Studies from Switzerland * Care and Control in Soviet Social Policy in 1917-1930s * Helping the Mother to be "Soviet" * The Tradition of Social Work in Poland in the First Half of the 20th Century * Towards the History of Social Work Training in Germany * The Development of Professional Social Work in Switzerland * Professionalization of Social Work in Yugoslavia * A Communist World Organization in the Force Field between Governmental Oppression and Social Work for Political Prisoners * Power in Social Work in Socialism * Local Charity and Social Work in the Netherlands.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 227 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Leverkusen, Germany
  • English
  • 3866491506
  • 9783866491502
  • 2,774,275