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Beyond Racial Divides: Ethnicities in Social Work Practice (Center for Evaluative and Development Research)

England) Center for Evaluative and Developmental Research (Aldershot

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ISBN 10: 0754614379 / ISBN 13: 9780754614371
Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2000
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Title: Beyond Racial Divides: Ethnicities in Social...

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition: Good

Edition: illustrated edition.

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Written by leading authorities in the field, this challenging book addresses complex issues of ethnicity and racial discrimination in ways that encourage further debate and analysis. Its main theme is that social work has been and remains, deeply implicated in racist policies and practices that have been locality specific, but that racism is also recognizable across borders as a phenomenon that appears everywhere. At the same time, the book focuses on innovative theories and practice which seek to promote an emancipatory social work which sets itself the goal of eradicating social injustice - particularly that applying to race. The contributors come from a wide range of countries and describe their experiences in tackling racism in social work at the levels of both theory and practice. This provides an impressive range of perspectives which cover models of social work created by people who have had to live with racism and find ways of overcoming it as well as those who have struggled to become able to express their own ethnicity without oppressing others. The concluding message of the book is a positive one - people can create a world that goes beyond racial divides by accepting, validating and celebrating diversity while at the same time recognizing that people share many commonalities with others which can be used to establish egalitarian relationships, realize social justice and communicate effectively with each other.

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Lena Dominelli is President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work and Director of the Centre for International Social and Community Development, The University of Southampton, UK

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