Rethinking Feminist Theories for Social Work Practice

Christine Cocker, Trish Hafford-Letchfield

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Feminist social work has clear goals to expose and critically analyse gendered power as a dynamic, historic, and structural concept embedded in our world, and to mobilise and take social action to challenge that power. This is integral to a commitment to the core values of the social work profession, which include a commitment to human rights, social justice and professional integrity. This edited collection brings a range of academic and practitioner scholarship to centre feminist theories, values and knowledge as they apply to social work practice, theory and education. It engages with feminist thinking to re-emphasise and refocus the centrality of gender and its intersections with other axes of identities such as social class, race, disability, sexuality and age, for understanding and analysing social work practice. This collection is a timely reminder of what feminist inquiry has to offer social work to successfully address contemporary challenges and is applicable to practitioners, scholars, educators, students and other key care professionals and policy makers.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages362
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-94241-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-94240-3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2022


  • autoethnography
  • feminism
  • gender studies
  • intersectionality
  • theory

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