Anti-Racist Social Work, Third Edition

Paperback | April 15, 2008

byLena Dominelli

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Anti-Racist Social Work has been completely revised for the third edition. It contextualises and considers changes in anti-racist practice since the first edition to situate its narratives within the globalising world that social work is currently embedded. It addresses the current disillusionment with attempts to create social relationships that transcend racial divides to create egalitarian social relations. The complexity of racialisation processes, identity politics, the contemporary sites for the enactment of racist dynamics and roles that social workers can play in stemming the unfolding human drama of misery that racism produces through its impact on their profession are explored in different practice settings and policy provisions. The book ends on an optimistic note, contrary to the pessimism of postmodern analysts. It argues that by understanding how racist practices at the personal, institutional and cultural levels impede endeavours aimed at securing racial justice, and forming alliances and partnerships aimed at promoting equality with a range of stakeholders, social workers can do much to enhance social justice and people's well-being in their own practice and the broader society.

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Anti-Racist Social Work has been completely revised for the third edition. It contextualises and considers changes in anti-racist practice since the first edition to situate its narratives within the globalising world that social work is currently embedded. It addresses the current disillusionment with attempts to create social relatio...

Lena Dominelli is at the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.54 × 5.83 × 0.62 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230543014

ISBN - 13:9780230543010

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement * Introduction: Anti-Racist Social Work as Contested Terrain * The Shifting Terrain of Racist Dynamics and Anti-Racism * Racialised Identities * Deconstructing Racist Policies and Practices in Social Work * Anti-Racist Social Work with Children and Families * Anti-Racist Social Work with Older People * Anti-Racist Social Work with Offenders * Anti-Racist Social Work with (Im)Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees * Anti-Racist Community Work * Conclusions: Towards Practice for a Racially Equal Society * Bibliography * Author Index * Subject Index