Anti-Discriminatory Practice

Anti-Discriminatory Practice : Equality, Diversity and Social Justice

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th ed. 2090
  • 248 p.
  • 1137586656
  • 9781137586650
  • 151,965

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Now going into its sixth edition, Neil Thompson's Anti-Discriminatory Practice has been providing a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality for almost a quarter of a century. Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this book 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. Written with Thompson's inimitable clarity, this new edition features: - Voice of Experience and Practice Focus examples, encouraging readers to think contextually and integrate theory and practice.
- An explicit theory base, with key points from each chapter drawn out to highlight specific main themes
- A range of questions for reflection and guidance on further learning Promoting social justice, diversity and equality in social work practice is as vital today as it was when Anti-Discriminatory Practice was first published, and there is still much to learn. This new, fully updated edition of the classic text remains an essential read for the next generation of social work students, practitioners, managers and educators.
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Table of contents

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
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Review quote

The sixth edition of this book is consistently well-written and highly accessible, and will appeal to those whose interests lie in understanding more about core values underpinning social work and human services practice. Without a doubt, it will be used widely as a key text for social work and social care courses in the UK and elsewhere. - Professor Wing Hong Chui, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong Drawing from his many years in practice, Neil Thompson provides clear explanations, helpful examples from case scenarios and practice issues, and describes a multitude of situations where anti-discriminatory practice needs to be implemented and monitored. Highly relevant and readable, this is a must-have resource not just for social workers, but for anyone involved in service sector work. - Dr Darcy Harris, Associate Professor, King's University College at Western University, Canada
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About 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.
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