The Settlement House Movement Revisited

A Transnational History

This book provides a historical approach to the study of the Settlement House movement in relation to developments in social welfare and the profession of social work across a range of nations.

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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.

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