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The Settlement House Movement Revisited

A Transnational History

Edited by John Gal, Stefan Köngeter and Sarah Vicary

Published

16 Dec 2020

Page count

224 pages

Series

Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447354239

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

16 Dec 2020

Page count

224 pages

Series

Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447354260

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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    This book explores the role and impact of the settlement house movement in the global development of social welfare and the social work profession.

    It traces the transnational history of settlement houses and examines the interconnections between the settlement house movement, other social and professional movements and social research.

    Looking at how the settlement house movement developed across different national, cultural and social boundaries, this book show that by understanding its impact, we can better understand the wider global development of social policy, social research and the social work profession.

    John Gal is a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Stefan Köngeter is a Professor and Co-Head of the Research Institute for Social Work and Social Spaces at the University of Applied Science, St. Gallen.

    Sarah Vicary is Associate Head of School in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University.

    Introduction ~ John Gal, Stefan Köngeter and Sarah Vicary

    PART 1: The transnational transfer of the settlement house idea

    A brief transnational history of the Settlement House Movement ~ Stefan Köngeter

    Berlin’s municipal socialism: A transatlantic muse for Mary Simkhovitch and New York City ~ Barbara Levy Simon

    The French maisons sociales, Chicago’s Hull-House scheme and their influence in Portugal ~ Francisco Branco

    Settlement houses and the emergence of social work in Mandatory Palestine ~ John Gal and Yehudit Avnir

    PART 2: The interface between the Settlement House Movement and other social movements

    University Extension and the settlement idea ~ Geoffrey A.C. Ginn

    Between social mission and social reform: The Settlement House Movement in Germany, 1900-1930 ~ Jens Wietschorke

    To be an Englishman and a Jew: Basil Henriques and the Bernhard Baron Oxford and St. George’s Settlement House ~ Hugh Shewell

    The English settlements, the Poor Man’s Lawyer and social work, circa 1890-1939 ~ Kate Bradley

    PART 3: Research in settlement houses and its impact

    Putting knowledge into action: A social work perspective on settlement house research ~ Dayana Lau

    Animating objectivity: a Chicago settlement’s use of numeric and aesthetic knowledges to render its immigrant neighbours and neighbourhood knowable ~ Rory Crath

    PART 4: Final Reflections

    ‘The soul of the community’: two practitioners reflect on history, place and community in two community-based practices from 1980 to 1995: St Hilda’s Community Centre in Bethnal Green and Waterloo Action Centre in Waterloo, South London ~ Jeanette Copperman and Steven Malies

    Conclusion ~ Sarah Vicary