Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Darcy L. Harris, Tashel C. Bordere
Routledge, Feb 5, 2016 - Psychology - 314 pages

The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief is a scholarly work of social criticism, richly grounded in personal experience, evocative case studies, and current multicultural and sociocultural theories and research. It is also consistently practical and reflective, challenging readers to think through responses to ethically complex scenarios in which social justice is undermined by radically uneven opportunity structures, hierarchies of voice and privilege, personal and professional power, and unconscious assumptions, at the very junctures when people are most vulnerable—at points of serious illness, confrontation with end-of-life decision making, and in the throes of grief and bereavement. Harris and Bordere give the reader an active and engaged take on the field, enticing readers to interrogate their own assumptions and practices while increasing, chapter after chapter, their cultural literacy regarding important groups and contexts. The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief deeply and uniquely addresses a hot topic in the helping professions and social sciences and does so with uncommon readability.



Series Editors Foreword
Part one Introductory Concepts
Looking Broadly at Loss and Grief A Critical Stance
Part Two Issues Related to Social Status Policy and Politics
Inequality Exclusion and Infant Mortality Listening to Bereaved Mothers
Part Three Issues Related to Groups
Is Social Justice Elusive for the First Nations Peoples Loss and Grief?
Grief and Developmental Disabilities Considerations for Disenfranchised
Social Expectations of the Bereaved
Part Five Practice Implications
Spirituality and Social Justice
From Violation to Voice From Pain to Protest Healing and Transforming Unjust
Restorative Justice Principles and Restorative Practice Museums as Healing
Critical Social Work in Action
Care for the Caregiver A Multilayered Exploration

Protecting Dignity at the End of Life An Agenda for Human Rights in an Aging
Part Four Individual Experiences in Social Contexts
The Silenced Emotion Older Women and Grief in Prison
The Liberating Capacity of Compassion

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Darcy L. Harris, PhD, FT, is an associate professor in the department of interdisciplinary programs at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario in Ontario, Canada, where she is also the coordinator of the thanatology program.

Tashel C. Bordere, PhD, CT, is an assistant professor of human development and family studies and state extension specialist in youth development at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a past editor of The Forum.

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