The contribution of feminist postructural and postmodern orientations to theory and practice in social work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


In this article it is argued that poststructural and postmodern perspectives have something useful to offer social work, provided these orientations are informed by the ‘social critical power of feminism’ (Fraser and Nicholson, 1993, p. 428). A case study is used to consider the utility of applying feminist poststructural and postmodern perspectives. It is contended that these orientations not only serve to link practice to theory in a different way and to open up new avenues for exploration, but can also be seen to make a contribution to the debate about the current constitution of social work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-277
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 1998


  • social work
  • postmodernism
  • poststructuralism

Cite this