Anti-Oppressive Social Work: A Guide for Developing Cultural by Siobhan Laird

By Siobhan Laird

Anti-Oppressive Social paintings: A consultant for constructing Cultural Competence aims to enhance social paintings education and perform via arguing thorough realizing of people's values, social norms, and kin preparations are an important to reaching culturally delicate perform. The e-book strikes past conventional conceptions of anti-oppressive and anti-racist perform via exploring the cultural heritages of a few of the most ethnic minorities residing within the uk, and via opting for the various types that racism can take.

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This government inspection examines the extent to which Social Services Departments are meeting the needs of older people from ethnic minorities. It makes recommendations for improvement to service delivery. , Virdee, S. & Beishon, S. (eds) (1997) Ethnic Minorities in Britain: Diversity and Disadvantage, The Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities. London: Policy Studies Institute. This is a comprehensive overview of social and economic conditions of the major ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom.

Both sociologists observe that in the major cities of Britain urban white youth are copying black styles of fashion, music and idioms of speech. Alexander (2002: 558) comments that broadly ‘African-Caribbean youth cultures are seen as moving outwards, into mainstream cultures, transforming and transgressing ideas of integral British cultural identity’. This is reflected in the new alliances observed between white and African-Caribbean youth in the generation of cross-cultural identities based on locality.

Speaking more personally of his own experiences as a black man growing up in London, he recounts that ‘the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, and above all black America contributed to our lived sense of a racial self ’ (1993: 109). The linkages between ‘black’ and the experiences of Africans This SAGE ebook is copyright and is supplied by Dawsonera. Unauthorised distribution forbidden. qxd 12/20/2007 7:34 PM Page 25 Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Practice 25 and those of African descent are so pervasive that they marginalise Asian cultures (Modood, 1988).

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