Title: Marriage of Convenience : Business and Social Work in Toronto, 1918-1957. Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1995, ISBN:0802073697
Seller ID: 106899
WILLS, Gale. A Marriage of Convenience : Business and Social Work in Toronto, 1918-1957. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1995). First PaperbackPrinting. Pp. (6),[vii]-xi,(1),-187,(1). 8vo, maroon and grey card cove rs with maroon lettering to front cover, grey lettering to spine. "No history of social work can overlook the diversified nature of the profession. Tothis day, social workers vary greatly in how they approach their work and in their primary goals. but social work histories have, until very recently, failed to acknowledge the gendered nature of the profession. In this study Gale Wills explores questions of corporate control of, and resistance to,the welfare state, the role of the Community Chest as an agent of that con trol, and the gendered nature of social planning. Specifically, Wills anlyses the conflicts between the social reform organizations in Toronto and thefinancial federations that provided their funds. These include the Child W elfare Council (1918-37), the Toronto Welfare Council (1937-57), the Federation for Community Service (1918-44), and the Community Chest (1944-57) -- predecessors of teh present-day Social Planning Council and United Way of Metropolitan Toronto." - from the introductory preamble. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Roots of Social Work in English Canada; 3. The Organization of Charity in Toronto; 4. Direct Action versus Slow Interpretation; 5. A Measured Minimum; 6. Chest-Council Relations: A Decade of Conflict; 7. Conclusions. With appendices, bibliography, and index. Very good. 20.00