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Confronting Injustice and Oppression : Concepts and Strategies for Social Workers - David G. Gil

Confronting Injustice and Oppression

Concepts and Strategies for Social Workers

Paperback Published: 11th March 1998
ISBN: 9780231106733
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 22+ years old

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How can injustice and oppression be overcome and prevented, regardless of who the victims are? What are the meanings, sources, and dynamics of these dehumanizing conditions? David Gil brings to these questions a lifetime of experience in social action and in social work practice and education. Writing for human services professionals, students, and activists, he sounds the call to embrace the core values of radical social work: equality, liberty, cooperation, and affirmation of community in pursuit of individual and social development. Gil identifies violence, unemployment, racism, and poverty as the chief injustices in society, and outlines the steps that must be taken in order to confront and abolish these through education and activism.

An excellent theoretical framework for implementing policies and strategies to overcome the degrading conditions of injustice and oppression. -- Brian Henrie, Arizona State University Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Heal

Introduction: The Relevance of Injustice and Oppression for Social Work and Social Policyp. 1
Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
Injustice and Oppression: Meaning, Links, and Alternativesp. 9
Injustice and Oppression: Origins, Evolution, Dynamics, and Consequencesp. 17
Social-Change Strategies to Overcome Injustice and Oppressionp. 33
Dilemmas and Vicissitudes of Social Workp. 65
Implications for Policy, Practice, and Organizing
Transition Policies Beyond Poverty, Unemployment, and Discriminationp. 89
Social-Change Oriented "Radical" Practicep. 101
Epiloguep. 129
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Economic Bill of Rightsp. 135
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 137
Framework for Analysis and Development of Social Policiesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 147
Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9780231106733
ISBN-10: 0231106734
Series: Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th March 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25