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A Study on the Contemporary Turn of Feminist-Oriented Social Work Theory and Its Influence

DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2019.92007, PP. 79-85

Keywords: Feminism, Social Work, Gender, Women’s Rights, Contemporary Turn

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The thought and practice of feminist-oriented social work came from the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s. During the following decades, a large number of feminist-based social work theories emerged, which guided the practice of the social work counteractively. Generally speaking, the development of feminist-oriented social work theory has gone through three stages: germination-development-contemporary turn. This paper mainly studies the contemporary turn of feminism in social work theory and the influence of feminism on social work from the perspective of traditional social work theory, which is aimed to provide reference for the protection of contemporary women’s rights.


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