ISBN13:978-0231106733 ISBN10: 0231106734 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0231106726 ISBN10: 0231106726
Summary: How can injustice and oppression be overcome and prevented, regardless of who the victims are? What are the meanings, sources, and dynamics of these dehumanizing conditions? David Gil brings to these questions a lifetime of experience in social action and in social work practice and education. Writing for human services professionals, students, and activists, he sounds the call to embrace the core values of radical social work: equality, liberty, cooperation, and aff
irmation of community in pursuit of individual and social development. Gil identifies violence, unemployment, racism, and poverty as the chief injustices in society, and outlines the steps that must be taken in order to confront and abolish these through education and activism.
Summary: How can injustice and oppression be overcome and prevented, regardless of who the victims are? What are the meanings, sources, and dynamics of these dehumanizing conditions? David Gil brings to these questions a lifetime of experience in social action and in social work practice and education. Writing for human services professionals, students, and activists, he sounds the call to embrace the core values of radical social work: equality, liberty, cooperation, and affirmation of community in pursuit of individual and social development. Gil identifies violence, unemployment, racism, and poverty as the chief injustices in society, and outlines the steps that must be taken in order to confront and abolish these through education and activism. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Columbia University Press Year Published: 1998 International: No
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Gil, David G. : Brandeis University
David G. Gil is professor of social policy and director of the Center for Social Change, The Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University.
''Gil provides in this book an excellent theoretical framework for implementing policies and strategies to overcome the degrading conditions of injustice and oppression.''
--Brian Henrie, Arizona State University
Submitted by Publisher, March, 2001
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Theoretical and Historical Perspectives Injustice and Oppression
Meanings, Links, and Alternatives Injustice and Oppression
Origins, Evolution, Dynamics, and Consequences
Social-Change Strategies to Overcome Injustice and Oppression
Dilemmas and Vicissitudes of Social Work
Implications for Policy, Practice, and Organizing
Transition Policies Beyond Poverty, Unemployment, and Discrimination
Social-Change Oriented "Radical" Practice
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