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Does anyone know about a theoretical concept on social work and gender? There are some studies about methods in social work based on gender theories. But is there something that is concerned with the "big whole". Let me try to clarify:
In Germany, social work has been connected to the concept of knightliness since the Middle Age until professionalization started with the ongoing 20th century with Alice Salomon's theories about social work and the announcment of the concept of "Geistige Mütterlichkeit" (mental motherliness ?). The practical field is nowadays, in Germany, still dominated by female social workers, though especially outdoor activities and youth work are more like "male-fields" of social work. The scientific field is dominated by male staff. The question of a Gender study i am in search of might be dealing with issues like:
How does societal construction of Gender on the one and male/female proportion in social work (in theory and practice) influence social work (in theory and practice) [start of edit]
on the other hand [end of edit]
? ... and alike.
Any help in sight? very much appreciated!