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Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession / Edition 1

Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession / Edition 1

by Michael J. AustinMichael J. Austin
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Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession introduces and connects social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. This unique and timely book, edited by Michael J. Austin, presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts that will help readers understand social justice as a core social work value. The book further conveys the importance of amplifying client voice; explores organization-based advocacy; and describes how an understanding of social justice can inform practice and outlines implications for education and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452274201
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Austin (Ph.D., Social Work; MSPH, Public Health, University of Pittsburgh) is Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where the teaches a wide range of courses, including Assessing the Dynamics of Communities, Groups and Organizations, Management Practice, Research Resources, and Assessing Nonprofit Organizations. His research interests are nonprofit management and planning, organizational change, and policy implementation. He is the author or co-author of a wide range of books and journal articles.

Table of Contents

1. Searching for the Meaning of Social Justice - Michael J. Austin, Christina Branom, Bryn King
Part I: The Humanities Perspectives: The Moral Imperative — Shouldn’t We Do Something?
2. The Influence of Western Philosophy on Definitions of Social Justice - Richard J. Smith
3. Legal Theories of Social Justice - Jennifer Price Wolf
4. Literary Theories and Social Justice - Charity Samantha Fitzgerald
5. Historical Perspectives on Social Justice - Sarah Accomazzo
6. Social Justice and Religion - Sarah Accomazzo, Megan Moore, Siroj Sirojudin
7. Social Justice From a Humanities Perspective: A Synthesis to Inform Practice - Bryn King, Michael J. Austin
Part II: The Social Science Perspectives: Social Empathy — What Do We Need to Understand?
8. Social Psychological Perspectives on Morality and Social Justice - Christina Branom
9. Social Justice and Anthropology: From Observation to Activism - Leah A. Jacobs
10. Perspectives of Social Justice in Sociology - Christina Branom
11. Social Justice and the Politics of Children’s Rights - Kelly Whitaker
12. Social Justice in Political Thought: Examining the Rights of Parents - Wendy Wiegmann
13. Economic Theories of Social Justice - Anupama Jacob
14. Theories of Organizational Justice: Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives - Hyun Soo Kwon
15. Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives: Key Concepts to Inform Practice - Jasmin Serim
16. Social Justice for Active Citizenship - Rhonda Y. Williams
Part III: Social Injustice Outside and Inside Human Service Organizations
Outside Human Service Organizations
17. Predatory Lending - Mary E. A. Caplan
18. The Injustices of Intimate Partner Violence - Katherine E. Ray
19. Social Injustices Experienced by Children of Incarcerated Parents - Jenny Ventura
20. The Social Injustices Experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community - Elizabeth White
Inside Human Service Organizations
21. Procedural Injustices in Child Welfare - Wendy Wiegmann
22. Elder Mistreatment: A Social Justice Perspective - Amanda Lehning
23. Social Justice and the Injustices Experienced by People with Mental Health Disabilities - Juliene Schrick
Part IV: Embedding Social Justice in Social Work Practice
24. Client Voice and Expertise in Promoting Social Justice - Jasmin Serim
25. Social Justice and the Role of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations in Amplifying Client Voice - Kelly Le Roux
26. Educating Social Work Students About Social Justice Practice - Beth Glover Reed, Amanda Lehning
27. Incorporating Social Justice Principles Into Social Work Practice - Jaclyn Grant, Michael J. Austin
28. Finding the Courage of One’s Convictions: Reflections on a Lifetime of Social Work Practice - Brian Cahill with the assistance of Michael J. Austin

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