Feminist Social Work: Practice and Theory of Practice

Roni Eyal-Lubling, Michal Krumer-Nevo

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Abstract

Although feminist social work has been practiced in Israel since the 1970s, little has been written about it. This qualitative study aims to fill this gap by documenting and conceptualizing feminist theory of practice and actual practice based on interviews with 12 feminist social workers. Findings reveal that the interviewees perceive feminist practice as significantly different from traditional social work practice based on four analytical principles: (1) gender analysis, (2) awareness of power relations, (3) analysis of welfare services as structures of oppression, and (4) utilization of feminist language, as well as 10 principles of action. The principles are discussed in the context of feminist social work in Israel and in light of feminist principles described in international literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Work
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016

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© 2016 National Association of Social Workers.

Keywords

  • Feminist social work
  • gender
  • social work practice
  • social work theory

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