Social Work and Social Justice: Concepts, Challenges, and Strategies

Hardcover | April 22, 2016

byMichael Reisch, Charles D. Garvin

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Social Work and Social Justice emphasizes the importance of social justice work, vividly illustrates the complexity of this work, and discusses how social workers can negotiate the practical and ethical challenges involved. Unlike many books on the subject, it integrates a diverse array ofapproaches to social justice, thereby promoting critical thinking and underscoring the value of utilizing various perspectives in one's practice. Distinguishing features of this book include: emphasis on the complementary nature of socially just goals and processes; well-developed case examples; multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and international perspectives; a clear exposition of principles and skills of socially just practice; and theuse of diverse cultural materials from different media to illustrate the concepts presented. This text is largely based on the authors' extensive teaching and practice experience in a wide variety of fields - both in the U.S. and internationally - and on their research on such varied topics as welfare reform, mental health, social work practice theory, social work values and ethics, and thehistory and philosophy of social welfare and social work. Social Work and Social Justice is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students/faculty, as well as social work/human services practictioners.

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Social Work and Social Justice emphasizes the importance of social justice work, vividly illustrates the complexity of this work, and discusses how social workers can negotiate the practical and ethical challenges involved. Unlike many books on the subject, it integrates a diverse array ofapproaches to social justice, thereby promoting...

Michael Reisch, PhD, MSW, is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has published and lectured widely on such topics as poverty and inequality, welfare reform, the history and philosophy of social welfare, and contemporary social policy, and held leadership po...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199893012

ISBN - 13:9780199893010

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Part I1. Introduction: Background, Themes, and Goals2. Alternative Concepts of Social Justice3. Social Justice and the Social Work Profession4. Theories and Concepts Underlying Socially Just PracticePart II5. Charles D. Garvin and Edith Lewis: Social Justice and Individual and Family Change6. Charles D. Garvin and Robert M. Ortega: Socially Just Group Work Practice7. Socially Just Organizational Practice8. Working with Communities to Promote Social Justice9. Creating and Implementing Socially Just Policies10. Socially Just Research and EvaluationGlossaryReferencesIndex