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Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice

Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Putting Theory Into Action

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July 2014 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice is the first text to fully integrate concepts of anti-oppressive practice with generalist practice course content. This comprehensive approach introduces concepts of social justice and offers detailed insight into how those principles intersect with the practice of social work at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The book covers ethics, values, and social work theory, and discusses the fundamentals of working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The book illustrates practice within organizations and communities, in addition to highlighting policy and social movement activism and practice within a global context. Maintaining an integrative approach throughout, authors Karen Morgaine and Moshoula Capous-Desyllas effectively bridge the gap between anti-oppressive principles and practice, and offer a practical, comprehensive solution to schools approaching reaccreditation under the mandated CSWE Standards.

Chapter 1: Intersections of Social Work and Social Justice
Chapter 2: Social Work Values and Ethics
Chapter 3: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Work
Chapter 4: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Individuals
Chapter 5: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Families
Chapter 6: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Groups
Chapter 7: Anti-Oppressive Practice Within Organizations
Chapter 8: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Communities
Chapter 9: Anti-Oppressive Policy Practice
Chapter 10: Social Movements
Chapter 11: Global Anti-Oppressive Practice


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Karen L. Morgaine

Karen Morgaine, PhD, is a queer, white, academic with a penchant for critical theory and anarchist/Buddhist/feminist/post-colonial perspectives. After working in the domestic violence and community mental health fields for ten years, she completed her PhD in social work and social research at Portland State University. She fortuitously landed in a sociology department at California State University, Northridge, where she is able to teach a variety of courses related to social welfare and social justice including courses in community organizing, social movements, and LGBTQQI communities. Her research leans towards analysis of social... More About Author

Moshoula J. Capous-Desyllas

Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor in the sociology department at California State University, Northridge. She teaches social work courses in anti-oppressive practice, diversity and social justice, human behavior in the social environment, and social work methods. Her interests include arts-based research methods, community-based participatory action research, community organizing and advocacy, social work with immigrants, trans-global migration issues, commercial sex work, and intersecting oppressions. She is committed to facilitating community dialogue and a deeper understanding about issues of diversity and... More About Author

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