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Constructing women in child protection work

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn 2001. Constructing women in child protection work. Child & Family Social Work 6 (1) , pp. 77-87. 10.1046/j.1365-2206.2001.00189.x

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Abstract

This paper is based on an ethnographic study of the occupational culture of a social work team in the UK. It is a discussion of some key aspects of social workers’ construction of women as clients. Data were collected from observation of routine case talk, reading of case files and in-depth interviews with social workers. The conclusion of the research is that three defining discourses can be identified in the culture of the social work office: women as oppressed, women as responsible for protection, and women as making choices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: child abuse; child protection; gender; occupational culture; social construction; women
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1356-7500
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53898

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