Social work and the idea of object

MORAGA, Soraya Espinoza, MUÑOZ, Ramón Vivanco, CALDERÓN, Irene Ibacache and DOEL, Mark (2023). Social work and the idea of object. Qualitative Social Work, 23 (1), 195-212.

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The article considers the possibility of expressing the contested nature of social work via objects and their stories. Two Collections of objects and their stories (object/stories) are analysed and compared – an English language Collection (Obj1) and a Latin American Spanish language Collection (Obj2). A thematic analysis results in a schema of three categories of object/story: practical, symbolic, and totemic. The object/stories vary in the degree to which they reflect a social work that is community-oriented or focused on the individual. The two Collections are analysed for similarities and differences, and the authors consider wider applications of the learning from the project.

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Additional Information: ** Embargo end date: 11-10-2023 ** From SAGE Publishing via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article starting on 11-10-2023: ** Peer reviewed: TRUE **Journal IDs: pissn 1473-3250; eissn 1741-3117 **Article IDs: publisher-id: 10.1177_14733250231204624 **History: published_online 11-10-2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical social work, Latin America, narrative, object, professional identity, social justice
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Page Range: 195-212
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2024 13:07
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 13:15

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