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Title
The challenge of superdiversity for the identity of the social work profession : experiences of social workers in De Sloep in Ghent, Belgium
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Abstract
This article examines the challenges that superdiversity and complexity pose for social workers. Taking an ethnographic approach, we focus on the knowledge-in-action of social workers in a small service organization in Belgium in order to access their experiences of being professionals in superdiverse contexts. The reflections of the social workers reveal the prominence of three inter-related issues: the social vulnerability of clients, the tensions that arise in coping with differences between personal and professional frameworks and identities, and the discontinuity that challenges the professional self-confidence of social workers. The findings raise important questions for the professional identity of social work.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
International social work / International Council on Social Welfare; International Association of Schools of Social Work. - London, 1958, currens
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
0020-8728 [print]
1461-7234 [online]
Volume/pages
(2016), p. 1-15
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Creation 04.07.2016
Last edited 28.07.2016
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