Practically ignored for over 200 years, Mary Astell's writing returned to prominence in the latter part of the 20th century in a celebrated biography by Ruth Perry. Self-educated, Astell was an avid political thinker, philosopher, educationalist & early feminist. Until recently, little attention has been paid to her importance.
Offers professors, students, and practitioners insight concerning social work in the African context. This book encourages examination of the social work curriculum and to demonstrate practical ways to make it more culturally relevant. It addresses the history of social work in African countries and the hegemony of western knowledge in the field.