City of Enterprise: Perspectives on Auckland Business (Hardcover)

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This is a lively and readable book is the first study of the extensive and wide-ranging forms of welfare delivered by state social welfare workers to families, also called discretionary welfare. It is based on the individual casework of social workers in the Depts of Education, Maori Affairs and Social Welfare and it provides multi-layered portraits of family life in this period that are frequently moving, often painful yet always absorbing. In particular it shows how the state through the social workers increasingly played a larger role in helping families to function in society. It depicts a world in which women were the central figures both giving and receiving assistance and in which though Maori struggled hard to establish legitimate claims for welfare, Maori welfare officers put Maori needs first and in ways that were really beneficial to Maori families.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781869403386
ISBN-10: 186940338X
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 264
Language: English