Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory And Practice

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Overview

This book, by one of the leading theorists of social work, tackles a subject of crucial importance to students and practitioners alike: how social workers can enable their clients to challenge and transcend the manifold oppressions that disempower them (whether through poverty, disability, mental illness, etc.). It moves from a discussion of social work's purpose and ambitions to an exposition of theory and, from there, to the practice arenas of working with individuals, in groups, within organizations, and within a wider social and political context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333771556
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Lena Dominelli is Professor of Social and Community Development and Director, Centre for International Social and Community Development, University of Southampton and President, International Association of Schools of Social Work.

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Table of Contents

Anti-Oppressive Practice as a Legitimate Concern of Social Work
• Oppression, Social Divisions and Identity
• Anti-Oppressive Practice in Action: Therapeutic Interventions for Individuals
• Anti-Oppressive Practice in Action: Groups Interventions and Collective Action
• Engaging in Organisational Change
• Beyond Postmodern Welfare: Establishing Unity between Content, Process and Outcomes

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