Social Work

Download Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice by Lena Dominelli PDF

By Lena Dominelli

This e-book, via one of many major theorists of social paintings, tackles a subject matter of the most important significance to scholars and practitioners alike: how social employees can allow their consumers to problem and go beyond the manifold oppressions that disempower them (whether via poverty, incapacity, psychological ailment, etc.). It strikes from a dialogue of social work's goal and pursuits to an exposition of thought and, from there, to the perform arenas of operating with participants, in teams, inside agencies, and inside of a much broader social and political context.

Show description

Read Online or Download Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice PDF

Best social work books

Social Work Managment and Leadership

Administration and management are more and more vital in the enterprise and supply of social care prone and now shape a part of the put up qualification framework for social staff. but, while there's a really large figuring out of administration suggestions and their software in social care, their foundations usually move unchallenged either through scholars and executives.

Deadbeat Dads: A National Child Support Scandal

Lately, many political voices have indicated a robust wish to tune down absent fathers who've absconded with out pleasurable baby aid duties to their organic or followed teenagers. This renewed curiosity in deadbeat dads has resulted from a reputation that the social welfare courses, which decide up the tab for deserted teenagers, are contributing considerably to an ever-increasing federal funds deficit.

Prevention and Youth Crime: Is Early Intervention Working? (Researching Criminal Justice)

The 2008 united kingdom govt "Youth Crime motion Plan" emphasises prevention and early intervention in several features of labor with youngsters who offend or are thought of to be 'at danger' of offending. a lot of this method comprises exact paintings with households and paintings to lessen the numbers of youth coming into the adolescence justice method.

Flüchtlinge: Multiperspektivische Zugänge

Der Band erschließt den Themenkomplex ‚Flucht und Asyl‘ durch eine Zusammenschau unterschiedlicher disziplinärer Perspektiven, die die Breite verschiedener wissenschaftlicher Zugänge aufnimmt. In ihren Beiträgen rekonstruieren die Autorinnen und Autoren zentrale Elemente zum aktuellen Wissenstand und zeigen Forschungsperspektiven und Handlungsoptionen auf, die aktuell in den Humanwissenschaften, Psychologie, Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft, Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Sozialarbeitswissenschaft, Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft sowie aus rechtlicher, ethischer oder medizinischer Perspektive diskutiert werden.

Additional info for Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice

Example text

However, its tenets can be used to identify unjust practices in social work and provide a framework within which more egalitarian forms of client-centred practice can become the norm. Social workers engage in interactive processes that can be either oppressive or anti-oppressive or both. How the interaction pans out in any particular intervention depends on both the social worker and the service user and how one negotiates with the other. The practitioner begins from a position of relative strength, for he or she brings considerable power and resources into the equation as a result of his or her statutory and professional remits.

But what are the commonalities that we can all share? And how can these commonalities, if desired, be constructed so that they do not homogenise the needs of all those who wish to participate in the realisation of such an ambition? These are difficult questions to answer because there is little in the social arena that is not subject to constant negotiation and renegotiation. Moreover, I do not believe that there is one overriding attribute that can unite everyone. I think it is more fruitful to consider those values that enable us to interact with each other on the basis of equality and the possibilities of forming alliances around discrete matters covering specifically agreed goals.

They also draw upon the support and resources of other women to create their own living spaces and supplement state benefits. Networking has been a major method that women use to extend the resources at their disposal (Stack, 1975). Women also have more than the one role of being mothers. These other roles interact with their parenting activities and may contribute to their subverting the state’s intentions vis-à-vis their behaviour as mothers, particularly when ‘role conflict’ is experienced (Merton, 1957).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.09 of 5 – based on 9 votes