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The book gives a collection of case studies by national researchers from the project “History of Social Work in Eastern Europe 1900–1960 (SWEEP)”. This collection is directed at teaching Social Work and History of Social Work in an international context since it focuses on Latvia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria.
The book contains 16 articles about specific interesting examples from the histories of Social Work that have been researched by scholars from Latvia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria. It deals with problems and important aspects of historical research and aspects of comparative research in general and contains articles on four major topics: biographical sketches of important social work pioneers in Eastern Europe, fields of Social Work, such as institutional care for orphans or settlement movement, social politics and social movement, such as the „social diseases“ policy, the influence of women’s movement on the development of Social Work or the contribution of religious communities and, last not least, the question of professionalisation, mainly the founding of schools for social work.
From the Contents:
Social Work Pioneers in Eastern Europe—Biographical sketches and portraits
Fields of work
Social Politics and Social Movements
Dr. phil. Kurt Schilde, University of Siegen, Germany.
Dagmar Schulte, Dipl.-Päd., University of Siegen, Germany