Social worker in recent Russian anecdotes

Social worker in recent Russian anecdotes

Bobyleva N.I.

Northern Arctic Federal University, Archangelsk, Russia

Shovina Е.N.

Murmansk State humanitarian University, Murmansk, Russia

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Bobyleva N.I., Shovina Е.N. Social worker in recent Russian anecdotes. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 7. P. 107-116


In the article anecdote about social work has been analyzed as a specific form of popular views about specifics of this profession. On the basis of content-analysis main subject lines, key actors, types of the relations between them are reviewed. It is discussed how main personal and professional problems of social workers are reflected in public consciousness; what phenomena in the process of the professional social work have become objects for anecdotes. Attempt is made to design an image of typical social worker; types of perception and assessment of social work (critical, neutral and positive) are revealed.

social work; social worker; client of social work; professional humor; anecdote
Content No 7, 2015