Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2017 reimagining social work practice cvr
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Subjects
Social Work
Approx. 220 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2017
Print ISBN: 9781551309798
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Overview

This informative resource responds to recent developments in social work practices in North America and abroad through its exploration of anti-oppression practice. This groundbreaking collection demonstrates the transformative potential of inclusive practices, such as in Indigenous practice principles, through concrete examples of anti-oppression work with marginalized populations. Contributors also reveal how anti-oppression approaches more strongly combat a diversity of social issues, including anti-Black sanism, normative constructions of grief, discrimination against queer populations, and children and youth injustices.

Accessible and engaging, Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice will appeal to industry professionals and undergraduate students interested in examining original research on social work practitioners’ experiences with anti-oppression practices.


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Table of Contents

Preface: Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practices: Tensions and Conversations
Samantha Wehbi and Henry Parada

SECTION I: SUPPORTIVE CRITIQUES OF ANTI-OPPRESSION

Chapter 1: Parallel Pathways to Decolonization: Critical and Indigenous Social Work
Cyndy Baskin and Caitlin Davey

Chapter 2: Long-Standing Social Conflicts and Local Problems of Population Governance: Reorganizing for Future Theory Development and Community Practice
Tina Wilson

Chapter 3: Ontario’s Child Welfare Transformation and Primary Health Care Renewal: The Allure of Change
Kristin Smith

SECTION II: NUANCING ANTI-OPPRESSION

Chapter 4: Youth Engagement in Governmental and Community Organizations: Contradictions and Recommendations
Susan Preston and Jordan Aslett

Chapter 5: Breaking Barriers: Obstacles to the Use of Family Group Conferencing
Nyron Sookraj, Doret Phillips, and Gordon Pon

Chapter 6: Equal Rights Discourse: Transformative Possibilities?
Dawn Onishenko

SECTION III: ENGAGEMENT WITH MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS

Chapter 7: Anti-Oppressive Social Work with Disabled People: Challenging Ourselves to Do Better
Judith Sandys

Chapter 8: When The Suffering Is Compounded: Towards Anti-Black Sanism
Idil Abdillahi, Sonia Meerai, and Jennifer Poole

Chapter 9: “It’s Like a Tattoo”: Rethinking Dominant Discourses on Grief
Robyn L. Ord

SECTION IV: ANTI-OPPRESSION AS A FRAME FOR TRANSFORMATION

Chapter 10: Building Anti-Oppressive Organizations: Thoughts from a Multi-Dimensionally Informed Journey
Lisa Barnoff, Idil Abdillahi, and Beth Jordan

Chapter 11: Trade Unions and Social Work: Toward New Convergences Against Austerity
Winnie Ng

Chapter 12: The Professional Portfolio: Bridging the Classroom–Practice Divide in Social Work Education
Jennifer Clarke, Susan Preston, and Jennifer Ajandi

References

Samantha Wehbi

Samantha Wehbi is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University.

Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice, Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research

Henry Parada

Henry Parada is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University.

Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice, Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research

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