Margolin, Leslie 1945-
Margolin, Leslie 1945-
Office—Counselor Education, College of Education, University of Iowa, N346 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, professor of psychology.
Goodness Personified: The Emergence of Gifted Children, Aldine de Gruyter (New York, NY), 1994.
Under the Cover of Kindness: The Invention of Social Work, foreword by Eileen Gambrill, University Press of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), 1997.
Murderess! The Chilling True Story of the Most Infamous Woman Ever Electocuted, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1999.
Damaged, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2004.
The Adulteress, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2006.
Leslie Margolin, a professor of psychology at the University of Iowa, has written a number of books on a range of subjects. Under the Cover of Kindness: The Invention of Social Work looks at the historical role of the social worker and suggests that social work as a practice may not necessarily be a helpful institution. Margolin looks both at individuals and broad practices throughout the past decades, examining ways in which social workers abused their trust or failed to aid those in their charge. Jerry Floersch, in a review posted at the Case Western Reserve Web site, remarked: "I find the book's strength in its exemplary reversal of the idea of a benevolent helper. I find its central weakness in its overreliance on a Foucauldian analysis." He went on to note: "Margolin's central error is, then, the epistemic fallacy: reducing what we know to how we know it." W. Andrew Achenbaum, in a review for the Journal of Social History, wrote: "This work critically examines the language of professional discourse in an effort to reveal implicit assumptions and inconsistencies. Margolin is provocative, and his book worth reading, but I am more impressed by his rhetoric than persuaded by his evidence."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Journal of Sociology, March 1, 1995, Spencer E. Cahill, review of Goodness Personified: The Emergence of Gifted Children, p. 1356; January 1, 1999, Jerry Floersch, review of Under the Cover of Kindness: The Invention of Social Work, p. 1216.
Contemporary Sociology, September 1, 1997, Donna Lee King, review of Goodness Personified, p. 614.
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, January 1, 1999, Edward J. Gumz, review of Under the Cover of Kindness, p. 94.
International Social Work, October 1, 1998, Bob Mullaly, review of Under the Cover of Kindness, p. 535.
Journal of Adolescence, June 1, 1995, Hedy Cleaver, review of Goodness Personified, p. 373.
Journal of American History, September 1, 1998, Michael Reisch, review of Under the Cover of Kindness, p. 699.
Journal of Social History, June 22, 1999, W. Andrew Achenbaum, review of Under the Cover of Kindness, p. 957.
New York Law Journal, February 29, 2000, Lawrence Fleischer, review of Murderess! The Chilling True Story of the Most Infamous Woman Ever Electrocuted, p. 2.
Reference & Research Book News, November 1, 1997, review of Under the Cover of Kindness, p. 97.
Social Service Review, December 1, 1998, Jerome C. Wakefield, "Foucauldian Fallacies: An Essay Review of Leslie Margolin's Under the Cover of Kindness," p. 545.
Sociological Inquiry, March 22, 1995, Roger Martin, review of Goodness Personified, p. 239.
University of Iowa College of Education Web site,http://www.education.uiowa.edu/ (June 20, 2007), faculty biography.
"Margolin, Leslie 1945-." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 15, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/margolin-leslie-1945
"Margolin, Leslie 1945-." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/margolin-leslie-1945
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.