The Resource The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States, John H. Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)

The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States, John H. Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)

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The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States
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The altruistic imagination
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a history of social work and social policy in the United States
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John H. Ehrenreich
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eng
Summary
Social work and social policy in the United States have always had a complex and troubled relationship. In The Altruistic Imagination, John H. Ehrenreich offers a critical interpretation of their intertwined histories, seeking to understand the problems that face these two vital institutions in American society.Ehrenreich demonstrates that the emphasis of social work has always vacillated between individual treatment and social reform. Tracing this ever-changing focus from the Progressive Era, through the development of the welfare state, the New Deal, and the affluent 1950s and 1960s, into the administration of Ronald Reagan, he places the evolution of social work in the context of political, cultural, and ideological trends, noting the paradoxes inherent in the attempt to provide essential services and reflect at the same time the intentions of the state. He concludes by examining the turning point faced by the social work profession in the 1980s, indicated by a return to casework and a withdrawal from social policy concerns
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Midwest
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Ehrenreich, John H
Dewey number
361.973
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Social service
  • Social service
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States, John H. Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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9780801471223
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12427004
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The altruistic imagination : a history of social work and social policy in the United States, John H. Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801471223
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12427004
Publisher number
MWT12427004
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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