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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected HorseSocial Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain$
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Mark Peel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226653631

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0001

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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