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Ilse Arlt
Paths toward a Science of Welfare and Care
Edited and provided with an afterword by Maria Maiss. Work edition Ilse Arlt, Vol. 4
Reihe: Soziale Arbeit - Social Issues
Bd. 21, 2016, 144 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90810-0

In her late work "Paths toward a Science of Welfare and Care" Ilse Arlt (1876 - 1960), the Austrian pioneer of scientific social work, summarizes the central points of her theory of social-welfare-oriented, individualized social work, which is anchored in poverty and wellbeing reseach. According to Arlt help can turn into self-help only if the helper strengthens the capacity of the individual to make their own decisions and consume creatively. Therefore, the concept of "creative consuming" is a major aspect of her needs-based theory.

Maria Maiss teaches history, theories and ethics of social work at the University of Applied Studies in St. Pölten and at the Universities of Vienna and Graz.

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