Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this core text from one of Palgrave's best-selling authors explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital and examines the steps that need to be taken towards constructing a social work practice based on principles of anti-discrimination and the promotion of equality.
This is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate modules on Anti-discriminatory and Anti-oppressive Practice modules on Social Work programmes, as well as Social Work Theory and Social Work Practice modules. Practitioners will also benefit hugely from the experience and expertise of Neil Thompson.
Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer and developer of online learning resources, with over 38 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after consultant and conference speaker. He runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community and tutorial group for people professionals. His website and blog are at www.neilthompson.info.
1. Introduction.- 2. Equality, Diversity and Social Justice.- 3. The Theory Base.- 4. Gender and Sexism.- 5. Ethnicity and Racism.- 6. Ageism and Alienation.- 7. Disability and Social Handicap.- 8. Sexuality and Heterosexism.- 9. Faith and Religious Discrimination.- 10. Conclusion.- Guide to Further Learning