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Race, Racism and Social Work: Contemporary issues and debates

Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh


This book draws together a range of writers to consider aspects of ‘race’, racism and contemporary social work. It considers the development of anti-racist social work theory and practice within the shifting terrain of the politics of ‘race’ within modern Britain. Included in the collection are chapters looking at developments within anti-racist social work theory and practice, including discussion of the impact of neo-liberalism on black and Asian communities, the strengths and problems associated with notions of ‘cultural competencies’, the development of an analysis of ‘xeno-racism’ and con ... More

Keywords: Race, Racism, Anti-racist social work, Disadvantage, Diversity, Xeno-racism

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447307082
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Lavalette, editor

Laura Penketh, editor

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