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From Charity to Enterprise: The Development of American Social Work in a Market Economy
by Stanley Wenocur and Michael Reisch
University of Illinois Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-252-07073-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01556-4
Library of Congress Classification HV91.W49 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 361.973

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
How did social work evolve as a profession in the United States? Stanley Wenocur and Michael Reisch examine the history of social work and provide a theoretical model of professionalization for analyzing its development. They offer a provocative view of American social work as an enterprise seeking exclusive control over the definition, production, and distribution of an essential commodition.
 
Now in paperback for the first time, From Charity to Enterprise sets the professionalization of social work into a dynamic social context. The explicit political and economic framework of Wenocur and Reisch's model enables the authors to examine how various subgroups within social work lost or gained control of the professional enterprise at various points.
 

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