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The Policy Press

Black issues in social work and social care

Mekada Graham / 978-1-86134-845-6

Black issues in social work and social care


Over several decades, anti-oppressive practice and anti-discriminatory perspectives have become an integral part of social work. Responding to an urgent need for an up-to-date text that addresses recent developments, this book charts the impact of social changes and new literature shaping social work theory and practice with black and minority individuals, families and communities. It builds upon popular texts addressing anti-discriminatory frameworks but focuses specifically upon black perspectives in social work, taking into account current issues and concerns. Written specifically for a US and UK market, the book provides an excellent introductory text to social work with black and minority ethnic communities for students, lecturers, practice teachers/assessors who are engaged in examining anti-discriminatory practice frameworks and black perspectives in academic settings and practice learning. It will support curriculum-based learning through its focus on anti-discriminatory practice in a climate that appears less sympathetic to the multicultural nature of British society. Mekada Graham, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, USA. She was formerly Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire in England and has written widely on social work and black communities including African-centred approaches to social work.