Diversity, Oppression, and Change : Culturally Grounded Social Work

Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health in the School of Social Work Flavio Francisco Marsiglia; Professor of Sociology in the T Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Stephen Kulis

The fully-updated second edition of Diversity, Oppression, and Change introduces readers to the practice of culturally grounded social work and closely examines the diversity issues most relevant for practice,.

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policy, and research in social work and allied fields. In order for a social worker to affect positive change, it is critical to understand how the intersectionality of social factors-including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability status-affect not only the client but also the social worker. The authors of this book unpack the complex theory-based concepts related to oppression and privilege so that readers can learn to appropriately address the impact of historically-based oppression for certain groups and communities. Working with these communities to identify oppressive conditions, culturally grounded social workers facilitate real and lasting social change that will result in a more just society.