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Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege: A Critical Social Work Approach Bob Mullaly

Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege: A Critical Social Work Approach

Bob Mullaly

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ISBN : 9780195429701
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356 pages
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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 theMoreChallenging 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 (or institutional) 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. Features: * Thoroughly revised. Every chapter has been completely revised in this second edition to include new research and updated resources. * Encourages critical thought. New discussion questions draw attention to key concepts and encourage students to look at issues from different points of view. * Multidimensional Approach. Extensive coverage of theory and practical applications in social work situations ensures students can connect theoretical concepts to real life. * Comprehensive and accessible. Complex issues in critical or anti-oppressive social work are clearly and thoroughly explained with an undergraduate audience in mind. * New! Chapter added explaining the dynamics of privilege and how dominant groups have the power to make a difference in the lives of oppressed citizens and demonstrates how an understanding of privilege can improve social work practice.