Chapter

Changing Jerzy

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/9780226653662.003.0016
Changing Jerzy

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This chapter looks at the social workers of Boston. It suggests that like their counterparts in London and Melbourne, Boston caseworkers made decisions and mistakes about the lives they examined. They were as dismissive of “abnormal,” “inferior,” and “backward” people but they were more trusting in other areas. Hope was a more common motif than mistrust in Boston social work and the social workers were fascinated less by the detection of lies and secrets than by the discovery of remedy for their clients' sufferings.

Keywords: social workers; Boston; dismissive; hope; mistrust; social work; clients' sufferings

Chapter.  1958 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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