March 4, 2017

Anti-Oppressive Social Work: A Guide for Developing Cultural by Siobhan Laird

By Siobhan Laird

`This is an exhilarating and helpful ebook. In contemplating the function and value of cultural competence in specialist perform with assorted populations, it offers a fresh and masses wanted method of social paintings thought and perform' - Kwame Owusu-Bempah, Reader in Psychology, collage of Leicester

Anti-Oppressive Social paintings: A consultant for constructing Cultural Competence aims to enhance social paintings education and perform by way of arguing thorough realizing of people's values, social norms and relations preparations are the most important to reaching culturally delicate perform. The booklet strikes past conventional conceptions of anti-oppressive and anti-racist perform via exploring the cultural heritages of a few of the most ethnic minorities dwelling within the uk, and by way of settling on the various varieties that racism can take.

The booklet includes:

"an creation to the context and historical past of ethnic minorities dwelling in Britain

"a dialogue of the character of racism

"individual chapters on: groups with roots in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and China.

" a separate bankruptcy on fiscal migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

"a variety of perform examples which motivate scholars and practitioners to spot basic rules which underpin cultural competence.

Critical, but acessible, the booklet opens up percentages for extra culturally conscious and more desirable social paintings perform. it will likely be crucial analyzing for all these education to turn into social employees in addition to practitioners wishing to have interaction with clean views on anti-oppressive practice.

Siobhan Laird is a lecturer in social paintings on the college of Sheffield. She has formerly labored in perform and educational roles in Northern eire and Ghana.

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