© 2002

Feminist Social Work Theory and Practice

  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling
  • Taps a real and longstanding gap in the market for a text that makes sense of recent feminist theorising in relation to social work practice

    Refers to gender issues and feminist theory which are abiding concerns in social work education

    Author's international reputation as a writer and lecturer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 1-16
  3. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 17-40
  4. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 64-83
  5. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 84-104
  6. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 105-124
  7. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 125-143
  8. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 144-160
  9. Lena Dominelli
    Pages 161-165
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 166-193

About this book


Feminist theories of social work have been criticised in recent years for treating women as a uniform category and displaying insufficient sensitivity to the complex ways in which other social divisions (those of race, age, disability, etc.) impact on gender relations. This major text by a leading writer in the field seeks to develop a new framework for feminist social work that takes on board postmodernist arguments to do with difference and power yet retains a commitment to collective solidarity and social change. As such, it will be essential reading for students, educators and practitioners alike in social work.


education gender social work women

About the authors

LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Social and Community Development at the University of Southampton and President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. She has worked as a social worker, probation officer and community worker and is the author of 14 books, the most recent being Anti-Racist Social Work (second edition), Sociology for Social Work and Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (co-edited with Robert Adams and Malcolm Payne).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Feminist Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Authors Lena Dominelli
  • Editors Jo Campling
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-77154-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-62820-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 193
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Ethics and Values in Social Work
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