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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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Confronting the Nagger

Confronting the Nagger

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(p.266) Chapter 29 Confronting the Nagger
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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0030

This chapter examines the experience of male social workers in Boston and Minneapolis in dealing with naggers. It explains that female clients with long experience of welfare encounters failed to recognize their authority over explanations and solutions, particularly in child protection cases. They were also often caught unprepared by the methods used by housewives to prove their case. The clients also threw belittling sarcasms at male caseworkers and questioned their right to exert and enact their professional responsibilities.

Keywords:   male social worker, Boston, Minneapolis, naggers, female clients, child protection

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