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Viewpoint : Fineman and vulnerability

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to argue that the work of the American feminist political and legal philosopher, Martha Fineman can be the basis for a shift away from the proceduralism and managerialism that has come to dominate social work practice.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper’s work is based on the application of Fineman’s work to social welfare settings.

Findings: Fineman’s work calls for a radical rethinking of our notions of autonomy and vulnerability.

Originality/value: This paper applies Fineman’s work to this field.


Cummins, I. (2019). Viewpoint : Fineman and vulnerability. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(2), 85-88.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 24, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 19, 2019
Publication Date Feb 19, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 24, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 28, 2019
Journal The Journal of Adult Protection
Print ISSN 1466-8203
Publisher Emerald
Volume 21
Issue 2
Pages 85-88
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