Anti-discriminatory Practice (British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Practical Social Work) Paperback – 10 Nov 1992
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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 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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Great book, although an older version it's got everything the more recent 5th edition has, but considerably cheaper.Published 5 months ago by Rebecca Brooks
A must if your doing social care...lots of good info for your essays....Published 14 months ago by donna kirk
Neil Thompson is an excellent author. Easy to read books and relevant content and guidance for studants. Brilliant bookPublished 19 months ago by Dona