Feminist ideas in social work

Authored by: Sarah Wendt

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theory

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415793438
eBook ISBN: 9781315211053
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This chapter reviews the contribution of feminism to social work practice. It provides an overview of feminism’s intellectual base and how feminist knowledge continues to contribute to the evidence base of social work. The chapter outlines the major ideas emerging from third wave feminism, and identifies practice principles from such ideas. It concludes by acknowledging the value and impact of feminism in social work.

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