Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 40-59
  4. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 60-77
  5. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 78-98
  6. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 99-120
  7. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 121-137
  8. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 138-158
  9. Jalna Hanmer, Daphne Statham
    Pages 159-162
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 163-182

About this book


In this second edition of a classic text, the changes in the lives of women using social services and women working in them are sensitively charted with the aim of reflecting on how non-sexist women-centred practice can be nurtured and developed. Retaining its original emphasis on attitudes, values and the social welfare context, the text explores the core areas of poverty, work (including providing support for children and adults), violence and familial relationships, but with a stronger emphasis on the important diversities created by age, disability and employment, as well as by race, class and sexuality.


poverty social work women

About the authors

JALNA HAMNER is Professor of Women's Studies and Director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her current research interests include developing a new approach to men who kerb crawl for the purposes of prostitution and improving convictions for rape.

DAPHNE STATHAM began her career working with children and families. She has undertaken research, teaching and policy work on the personal social services. For the last eleven years she has been Director of the National Institute for Social Work.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women and Social Work
  • Book Subtitle Towards a woman-centred practice
  • Authors Jalna Hanmer
    Daphne Statham
  • Series Title Practical Social Work
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69963-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14567-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
  • Buy this book on publisher's site