Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege: A Critical Social Work Approach
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 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.
Oppression at the Personal Level
Oppression at the Cultural Level
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ableism Aboriginal ageism Agger analysis anti-oppressive practice anti-oppressive social worker approach argues behaviour belief Bulhan Canada capitalism challenge Chapter classism colour concept critical social theory critical theory cultural studies disability discussed dominant culture dominant discourse dominant group Dominelli 2002 economic everyday example experience false consciousness feminist forms of oppression Frantz Fanon Freire gender globalization heterosexual human identity ideology individual inferior interactions internalized oppression intersectional Leonard lesbian liberation living mainstream male Marsiglia and Kulis Mullaly multiculturalism negative one's oppressed groups oppressed persons oppressive social oppressor organizations patriarchy Paulo Freire perspective policies political position postmodern poverty presented privileged groups professional psychological race racism reinforce relations relationship representative democracy resistance service users sexism sexual situation situational ethics social change social justice social problems social work practice society status stereotypes strategies structural subordinate groups theorists Thompson understanding violence welfare women