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Racism in the United States, Second Edition: Implications for the Helping Professions / Edition 2

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826148841
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 705,420
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joshua L. Miller, MSW, PhD, is a professor at Smith College School for Social Work and a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University. He focuses on antiracism work in his scholarship, teaching, and community activism. He also responds to major disasters internationally and is the author of Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters.

Ann Marie Garran, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor and MSW program director at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her scholarship, teaching, and community work are largely centered on antiracism and other anti-oppression work, as well as inclusive pedagogy in social work education to better understand how power and privilege shape both the instructor and student experience.

Table of Contents




Introduction: Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions

1 Background: Social Identity and Situating Ourselves

2 What Is Racism?

3 A Brief History of Racism in the United States and Implications for the Helping Professions

4 The Web of Institutional Racism

5 Why Is It So Difficult for People With Privilege to See Racism?

6 Social Identity Formation and Group Membership

7 Intersectionality: Racism and Other Forms of Social Oppression

8 Racial Dialogue: Talking About Race and Racism

9 Responses to Racism in the Community

10 Confronting Racism in Agencies and Organizations

11 Cross-Racial Clinical Work

12 Teaching About Race and Racism

13 Dismantling Racism: Creating the Web of Resistance

Appendix A Study Circles Dialogues

Appendix B Steps to Successful Intergroup Conversation: A Critical-Dialogic Model

Appendix C Activities Toward Becoming an Antiracist Organization

Appendix D Issues to Consider When Confronting Institutional Racism

Appendix E Cultural Values and Worldviews

Appendix F For Further Reading About Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice

Appendix G Case Vignette One: White Male Worker With Chicana Client

Appendix H Case Vignette Two: Woman of Color Worker With African American Client

Appendix I Culturally Influenced Behaviors

Appendix J Questions About Cross-Cultural Contacts

Appendix K Imaginary Letter


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