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Diversity, Oppression, & Change Culturally Grounded Social Work

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-01-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Diversity, Oppression, and Change, Third Edition provides a culturally grounded approach to practice, policy, and research in social work and allied fields. The book's intersectionality perspective provides a lens through which students can identify connections between identities based on race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, religion, and ability status. Through theoretical and empirical content as well as "Notes from the Field," students become familiar with the culturally grounded perspective and culturally appropriate ways of engaging with diverse communities. Marsiglia, Kulis, and Lechuga-Peña have crafted a book about hope and resiliency, the miraculous ability of individuals and communities to bounce back from oppressive experiences and historical trauma, and the role of social workers as allies in that journey.

Table of Contents


Part I: Cultural Diversity and Social Work

Chapter 1: Culture
Cultural Identity and Cultural Boundaries
Acculturation and Enculturation
Ethnicity and Race
Ethnicity and Cultural Identity Formation
Social Work and Cultural Diversity
Culturally Grounded Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Social Work
Privilege and Empathy
Higher Education and the Risk of Classism
Recognizing and Crossing Boundaries
Key Concepts

Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity, Oppression, and Action: A Culturally Grounded Paradigm
The Cultural Orientation Paradigm
The Oppression or Power-Based Paradigm
Action as Liberation
Challenges to Action: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Key Concepts

Chapter 3: The Intersectionality of Race and Ethnicity with Other Factors
Social Class
Sexual Orientation
Ability Status
Intersectionalities: Jews and Arabs
Key Concepts

Chapter 4: Intersecting Social and Cultural Determinants of Health and Well-Being
Health Disparities, Health Equity, and the Social Gradient
Access to Health Care and the Medical Poverty Trap
Social Determinants of Health: Societal Risks and Protective Factors
Cultural Determinants of Health
Practice and Policy Implications

Part II: Theories and Perspectives on Oppression

Chapter 5: Evolutionary and Structural Functionalist Classical Theories
Evolutionary and Conflict Theories: Exaggerating and Minimizing Difference and Inequality
Structural Functionalist Theories: Managing Conflict, Integration, and Social Stability
Key Concepts

Chapter 6: Theoretical Perspectives on Diversity
Perspectives on Inclusiveness: Recognizing and Promoting Diversity
Constructivism and Postmodernism: Words Create Worlds
Relevance of Theories to Culturally Grounded Social Work
Key Concepts

Chapter 7: Social Work Perspectives: Social Context, Consciousness, and Resiliency
Strengths or Resiliency Perspective
Person-in-Environment Perspective
Feminist Theory
Intersectionality Theory
Liberation Pedagogy
Synthesis: An Eclectic Theoretical Approach to Culturally Grounded Social Work
Applying a Culturally Grounded Approach to Social Work Practice
Shifting from a "Culturally Neutral" to a Culturally Grounded Paradigm
Revisiting Praxis
Key Concepts

Part III: Cultural Identities

Chapter 8: The Formation and Legacies of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Colonialism and Genocide: Native Americans
Slavery: African Americans, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement
Annexation: Mexican Americans
Migration, Exploitation, Rejection, and the Model Minority: Asian Americans
The End of Racism?
Key Concepts

Chapter 9: Gender Gender, Gender Roles, and Gender Identity
Gender Inequality in the Workplace
The New Sexism
The Women's Movement and Feminism
Sexism, Gender Inequality and Intersectionality
Men and Masculinity
Toxic Masculinity
Masculinities and Intersectionality
Men's Movements and a "New" Masculinity
The Transgender Community
Key Concepts

Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation
Differing Views on Sexual Orientation
Explaining the Origins of Same-Sex Sexuality
Same-Sex Sexual Behavior, Attraction, and Identity
Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Prejudice toward Sexual Minorities
Intersectionalitiy and Minority Stress: Gay Men of Color
Gay and Lesbian Rights Movements
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
Key Concepts

Part IV: The Profession of Social Work Grounded in Culture

Chapter 11: Cultural Norms and Social Work Practice
Individualism and Collectivism
A Cultural Approximation to Selected Identity Groups
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Ethics and Culture: Cultural Values and Practices Are Not All Inherently Good
Key Concepts

Chapter 12: Culturally Grounded Methods of Social Work Practice
Culturally Grounded Social Work with Individuals and Their Families
Culturally Grounded Social Work with Groups
Culturally Grounded Social Work with Communities
Forming Coalitions within Different Ethnocultural Communities
Fostering Cultural Competence in Agencies and among Staff
Key Concepts

Chapter 13: Culturally Grounded Community-Based Helping
Culturally Based Helpers and Healers
Assessing Clients' Connections to Traditional Healing Beliefs and Practices
Key Concepts

Chapter 14: Social Policy and Culturally Grounded Social Work
Distributive Justice
The Welfare State
Affirmative Action
Americans with Disabilities Act
School Resegregation
The Role of Social Workers in Policy
Key Concepts

Chapter 15: Culturally Grounded Evaluation and Research
Outcome Assessment and Accountability
Evaluation and Research
Culturally Grounded Research Questions, Measures, and Designs
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
Developing Knowledge on Different Cultures
Key Concepts

Chapter 16: Culturally Grounded Social Work and Globalization
Globalization and Social Work
The Researcher-Practitioner as the Insider and the Outsider
Key Concepts

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