Feminist Interpretations of Jean-Paul Sartre by Julien S. Murphy

By Julien S. Murphy

Whereas Sartre used to be dedicated to liberation struggles world wide, his writing by no means at once addressed the oppression of girls. but there's compatibility among his valuable rules and feminist ideals. during this first feminist assortment on Sartre, philosophers reconsider the advantages of Sartre's radical philosophy of freedom for feminist thought.

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Under pressure from a child protection system that scrutinised women, she found herself working with mothers, and ignoring fathers, notwithstanding her commitment to feminist practice (Milner 1993: 48–49; and see 2001). Similarly, Wise has detailed some of the complexities of working with service users in a series of case studies, complexities which would not evaporate if subjected to the practice proposals of the feminist social work literature, and has concluded that she came to believe that feminist social work, defined in terms of working non-oppressively 30 Egalitarianism and empowerment with women, is a fantasy based on a misunderstanding of the nature of local authority social work (Wise 1985: 2).

The gaze’ is both a literal description of social practices and a metaphor for the monitoring and surveillance of subjects undertaken by the state apparatus. (Leonard 1997b: 43) Conclusion A dominant stance within the feminist social work literature has regarded women social workers as being able to embrace a feminist identity as the basis for engaging in egalitarian relationships with women service users, which are aimed at the latter’s empowerment. In taking this stance, the defining features of social work – as a state-mediated profession charged with implementing statutory duties on behalf of the state – were largely ignored by feminist social work writers.

42 Social work regimes Social work’s bureau-professional regime The general historical appeal of state bureaucracies, such as Social Services Departments, can be readily understood, as they were regarded as an advance on earlier organisational regimes in their being structures based upon equality before the law and notions of order, reason and justice (Leonard 1997b: 89). The specific appeal of state bureaucracy for social work, which led eventually to the establishment of Social Services Departments, can be traced back to the foundation of the post-war welfare state.

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