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Working Across Difference

Social Work, Social Policy and Social Justice

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Red Globe Press

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27 May 2019

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Social Workers in Australia are increasingly called upon to work across social differences in ways that promote social justice and challenge growing inequity, and anti-oppressive practice has been put at the heart of...

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Social Workers in Australia are increasingly called upon to work across social differences in ways that promote social justice and challenge growing inequity, and anti-oppressive practice has been put at the heart of qualifying programmes. In this exciting new collection, some of Australia’s leading social work academics explore working across so-called human differences within the context of contemporary social work.

By drawing on the insights and theories of people who have been positioned as ‘different’, the authors use practice vignettes and original data to provide ways to join theory and practice, with a primary focus on thinking about how to change patterns of social difference.

Whether a social work student or an experienced practitioner, Working Across Differences is essential reading for anyone who values anti-oppressive practice and social justice.

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Provides comprehensive analysis of key and emerging areas in Australian social work, including Aboriginal perspectives, gender, domestic violence and learning disabilities

This is the only book to explore issues of Difference through the use of original data, by consulting with groups and individuals who are socially located as "different"

Uses practice vignettes and original data to provide ways to join theory and practice

Invisible from the start: Australian Aboriginal people’s experiences of difference and Aboriginal community controlled organizations.- Transforming Classrooms: Developing cultural safe learning environments.-  Ownership and protection of Aboriginal knowledge: academic response and responsibility.-  Islamophobia and Social Work Collusion.- Pushing back against stereotypes: Muslim immigrant women’s experiences of domestic violence.- Working with cultural differences: Teaching first year undergraduate students to unpack unjust power.- Allyship and Social Justice: Men as Allies in Challenging Men’s Violence and Discrimination Against Women.- Women and older age: Exploring the intersections of privilege and oppression across lifetimes.- Uncovering Games of Truth: A collaborative exploration of the ways transgender and non-binary young people access health care and support.- Accepting my Illness? Problematizing the Claims of Mental Health Anti-Stigma Efforts.- Supported employment and social inclusion: An analysis from the perspective of people with intellectual disabilities.- Feminist gains lost: Public policy and the ‘genericizing’ of women survivors of domestic violence.- Who can argue with blue sky? The questionable alliance between difference and the market in disability policy.- Collisions between the State and the Evil Spirit: Home Care in Indigenous Communities.- Resistance, White Fragility and Late Neoliberalism.- Concepts, theories and the Politics of Difference: A Discussion of Select Terms
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Donna Baines is Chair and Professor of Social Work & Policy Studies, University of Sydney
Bindi Bennett is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of the Sunshine Coast
Margot Rawsthorne is Lecturer in Community Development at the University of Sydney
Susan Goodwin is Associate Professor of Policy Studies at the University of Sydney

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Donna Baines is Chair and Professor of Social Work & Policy Studies, University of Sydney
Bindi Bennett is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of the Sunshine Coast
Margot Rawsthorne is Lecturer in Community Development at the University of Sydney
Susan Goodwin is Associate Professor of Policy Studies at the University of Sydney

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