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Nurturing “Critical Hope” in Teaching Feminist Social Work Research
Journal of Social Work Education (2013)
  • Ben Anderson-Nathe, Portland State University
  • Christina Gringeri
  • Stephanie Wahab, Portland State University

Despite the congruence between critical feminist values and the cardinal values of the social work profession, feminist research in social work has lagged behind its feminist cousins in the social sciences, particularly in terms of critical uses of theory, reflexivity, and the troubling of binaries. This article presents as praxis our reflections as researchers, teachers, and feminists inside social work. We draw from a review of feminist social work research and offer suggestions for teaching critical feminist approaches in social work research. Incorporating critical feminist values and research practices into social work research courses creates the potential for greater integration of research, practice, and the principal values of our profession.

  • Social workers -- United States,
  • Feminists -- United States
Publication Date
March 4, 2013
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2013) Taylor & Francis
Citation Information
Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri and Stephanie Wahab. "Nurturing “Critical Hope” in Teaching Feminist Social Work Research" Journal of Social Work Education Vol. 49 Iss. 2 (2013)
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