Social Work and Social Protest: An Under-Researched Field

Merav Moshe Grodofsky, Ayelet Makaros

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The article presents the findings of an exploratory qualitative study of 12 social workers who participated in the Israeli Social Protest Movement in the summer of 2011. The study aimed to explore social work activity in a social protest movement. Study results, collected through a focus group interview, and analyzed based upon principles applied in phenomenological content analysis, revealed three themes and three subthemes. The themes and subthemes provide an account of the complexities of the experiences faced by social work professionals active in social protests and offer insight into the possible rationale for the overall low rates of professional participation in this particular kind of political activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-348
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Policy Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

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  • Political activity
  • qualitative study
  • social protest
  • social work


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