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Introduction

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the role of casework in social work. This book presents an account the experiences of social workers who worked during the 1920s and 1930s in Melbourne, London, Boston, Minneapolis, and Portland. It evaluates the effectiveness of using casework to explore the origins and solutions of social problems, particularly poverty, and explores how interpretations of poverty itself were shaped by local histories and contexts and by the gender of the interpreter.

Keywords: casework; social work; Melbourne; London; Boston; Minneapolis; Portland; poverty; social problems

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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