The fully-updated second edition of Diversity, Oppression, and Change introduces readers to the practice of culturally grounded social work and closely examines the diversity issues most relevant for practice, policy, and research in social work and allied fields. In order for a social worker to affect positive change, it is critical to understand how the intersectionality of social factors-including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and
ability status-affect not only the client but also the social worker.
The authors of this book unpack the complex theory-based concepts related to oppression and privilege so that readers can learn to appropriately address the impact of historically-based oppression for certain groups and communities. Working with these communities to identify oppressive conditions, culturally grounded social workers facilitate real and lasting social change that will result in a more just society.
Flavio Francisco Marsiglia (PhD, Case Western Reserve University; MSW, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay) is the Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Award of Excellence in Mentorship from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, the 2012 Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research, and the 2014 Google Award of Diversity and Inclusion of Arizona State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Stephen Kulis (PhD, MA, Columbia University) is professor of sociology in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. He is the director of research at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, a Center of Excellence funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.