Incorporating Intersectionality in Social Work Practice, Research, Policy, and Education

This important book provides guidance for investigating how the social constructions of race, class, gender, age and social orientation intersect with one another, contributing to the oppression of marginalized groups in modern society. Economic and social inequities are mediated by the social locations and lived experiences of people. The intersectionality perspective is often neglected, yet it is vital for understanding social injustice and intervening on behalf of oppressed groups. In Section One, the authors propose a framework for understanding and using intersectionality to conduct research, formulate policies, develop interventions, and disseminate knowledge that improve developmental outcomes and address the economic and social disparities arising from oppression and privilege. The history of intersectionality in social work and its relevance for the professional are discussed in depth in this section. Section Two presents examples of best practices in the use of intersectionality in each of the primary domains of social work-practice, research, policy, and education and concludes with a discussion and recommendations for bringing about a fundamental change in the way social work practitioners and educators think about the profession. Intersectionality constitutes a milestone in social work literature that crystallizes the most valuable aspects of social work theory and practice-its holistic perspective, systems-based approach, and commitment to social justice-into a powerful work that is essential reading for social workers who are interested in mitigating the oppression of marginalized groups and promoting optimal development for all people.Also available:A Primer on Single-Case Design for Clinical Social Workers, 2nd edition - ISBN 0871013819Interactional Supervision - ISBN 0871012200NASW Press NASW Press, a division of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. We serve faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad. Known for attracting expert authors, the NASW Press delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.Some of the areas we publish in include:-Social work in the field of aging-Models of social work-Social work with children and adolescents-Ethics in social work-Community organization-Professional development

Specification of Incorporating Intersectionality in Social Work Practice, Research, Policy, and Education

AuthorYvette Murphy
PublisherNational Association of Social Workers
Publication Year2009
Height7 inch.
Length0.5 inch.
Width10 inch.
Weight0.5 pounds.

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