Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege: A Critical Social Work Approach

Paperback | October 6, 2009

byBob Mullaly

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Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege is the definitive guide to anti-oppressive social work, which is a prominent part of social work theory and practice in Canada. Bob Mullaly examines the many forms that oppression can take, at the personal, cultural, and structural (orinstitutional) levels. The text outlines the necessary practices and approaches that social work must adopt in order to fight against oppression and assist those who have been oppressed.

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Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege is the definitive guide to anti-oppressive social work, which is a prominent part of social work theory and practice in Canada. Bob Mullaly examines the many forms that oppression can take, at the personal, cultural, and structural (orinstitutional) levels. The text outlines the necessar...

Bob Mullaly is a professor in the faculty of Social Work at University of Manitoba. Previously, he has taught in the Department of Social Work at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, and in the Social Work program at St Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which he founded. He is also the author of The New Structur...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Theoretical and Conceptual ConsiderationsThe Imperative of TheorySocial Problems: The Great Paradox of the Helping ProfessionsOrder and Conflict/Change PerspectivesOrder PerspectiveConflict (Change) PerspectiveCritical Social TheoryCritical Social Work TheoryModernism and PostmodernismMajor Concepts Associated with Oppression/Anti-Oppression Framework2. Oppression: An OverviewDiversity, Difference, and OppressionSocial Work Approaches to DifferenceThe Nature of OppressionOppression as a Social Justice IssueThe Genealogy of Modern-Day Oppression and the Politics of IdentityThe Dynamics of OppressionForms of OppressionPersonal, Cultural, and Structural Levels of Oppression3. Oppression at the Personal LevelNormalizing Gaze and Objectified BodiesActs of Oppression at the Personal LevelEffects of Oppression on the IndividualSurviving Oppression: Responses of Oppressed People at the Personal LevelCritical Social Theory and Personal Oppression4. Oppression at the Cultural LevelCulture (the 'poor cousin' in social work)The Dominant CultureCritical Social Theories of CultureStereotypes as Cultural Expressions of OppressionLanguage and Discourse as Mechanisms of Oppression (and Anti-Oppression)Social Work and Cultural Oppression5. Oppression at the Structural LevelSocial Relations and OppressionThe Politics of DifferenceEconomic Relations and OppressionEffects of Structural OppressionOppression as Structural Violence and Social TerrorismSocial Determinants of Health6. Internalized Oppression and DominationPsychology of OppressionInferiority and Internalized OppressionThe Master-Slave ParadigmFalse ConsciousnessOther Perspectives on Internalized OppressionPsychology of LiberationInternalized Domination7. The 'WEB': The Multiplicity, Intersectionality, and Heterogeneity of OppressionMultiple Identities and the Persistence of Domination and OppressionA Model of Multiple OppressionsThe Web of OppressionIntersections of Oppression: An AnalysisHeterogeneity within Oppressed Groups8. Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice at the Personal and Cultural LevelsAnti-Oppressive Practice at the Personal LevelAnti-Oppressive Practice at the Cultural Level9. Anti-Oppressive Anti-Oppressive Social Work at the Structural Level and SelectedPrinciples of Anti-Oppressive Social WorkAnti-Oppressive Practice at the Structural LevelSelective Principles of Anti-Oppressive Social Work PracticeThe Constructive Use of Anger10. Unpacking Our Knapsacks of Invisible Privilege (NEW)The Nature of PrivilegeDynamics of PrivilegeWhy Dominant Groups Do Not See Privilege as a ProblemA Taxonomy of Everyday Examples of Unearned PrivilegeSocial Work and PrivilegeWhat Can We Do?