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Anti-discriminatory Practice (British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Practical Social Work) Paperback – 10 Nov 1992

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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (10 Nov. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333584341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333584347
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,729,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Undoubtedly, Anti-Discriminatory Practice remains an important text for us all.' - British Journal of Social Work --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Contents: Preface to the First Edition - Preface to the Second Edition - Acknowledgements - Introduction - The Theory Base - Gender and Sexism - Ethnicity and Racism - Ageism and Alienation - Disability and Social Handicap - Other Sources of Oppression - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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As a social work student I thought that this book would look at examples that occurr everyday when trying to work in an anti-discriminatory way. Unfortunately I did not feel that the book gave any other view than to assume that the social worker will always be the one who discriminates and the examples used became one sided and repetitive. I actually challenge this view with the book - as anyone will know, discrimination cuts both ways. Although a solution may never be reached, what about when users discriminate against each other and towards you, what would be the best way to practice then? After several pages I actually felt that the book was more brain-washing rather than giving some though provoking healthy suggestions for practice.
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If seriously considering anti-oppressive or discriminatory practice, perhaps it should have been called an introduction to anti-oppressive or discriminatory practices.

As a result I dont believe that criticisms of epistemological analysis and comparisons with A level sociology are fair, infact I think they indicate the sympathies of the previous reviewer and sociology has really moved on from the epistemological discussions and philosophical debates of Hobbes, Locke et al.

I would say that there are much more interesting and illustrative examples of discrimination, power and oppression in James C Scott's Domination and the Arts of Resistance, however Thompson's model of oppression occuring at the personal, cultural and structural levels should be a spur to further thinking and investigation.

I have only given it three stars since it can only really serve as an introduction to the topic, its written, in the style of the staple of social work practitioner texts, which is less than compelling, has little or no narrative style and reads a lot like DVD player instructions or the continually circulating body of knowledge in all the paper exercises social services training units have invented.

It doesnt tackle the issues of discrimination or oppression of professionals contra other professionals or agencies, which David Howe did in an earlier book which may be out of print now, it does make it appear like oppression is easily defeated and doesnt at all have the health warning that this sort of thing really ought to be accompanied with.
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This book provides a detailed approach to anti-disciminatory practice. It was helpful in the understanding of this topic, however the language is very professional and a little hard to understand sometimes. Still worth getting though!
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By replacing class with "Social Structure", Thompson removes the political conundrum of ever having to address the inequalities of capitalism contribution to the very conditions needed for the existence of Social work. Beautifully depoliticized, class though acknowledged as "significant" is skipped over while every other social divisor is given a chapter each. Brutal and Blatant piece of Hegemonic thought.
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As a first year student we were recommended this book to complete our first assignments. I felt it gave a basic overview of the whole concept and I was not left satisfied. For example the PCS model was explained, however I found I kept going back to the book to try and gain more knowledge on the whole concept of Anti-Discriminatory Practice-that, simply, wasnt there! I feel this book could have been better if it had explored the more in depth concepts behind Anti Discriminatory Practice, althogether it was too general.
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Bought this book to support my degree course in social work. Have used it for references many times in essays/course work/ reflective accounts. I would reccomend this book and say it is one of the essential books to have in your reading list!
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An at times simplistic account of forms of discrimination which rarely attempts any real depth of analysis. Possibly this is all social work students want to get through their essays with high marks, but the narrative will fail to prepare them for the reality of extreme rationing and endless office based work after qualification. Thompson has certainly got lucky with this best seller that successfully simplifies and packages complex forms of power and domination and presents them as easily confronted and solved. No evidence of epistemological analysis but instead just a new form of A level sociology in drag. Still it sells like hot cakes and so the publishers should be happy, and the career must surely have taken off. Crude, academically lazy and completely out of touch with us the social work practitioners!
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good price for the book. I have yet to use it much in my first half of my first yet but i know that will change. this book is writen well and is easy to understand
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