Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 January 2021

424 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190059507

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Diversity, Oppression, & Change

Culturally Grounded Social Work

Third Edition

Author Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, Stephen S. Kulis, and Stephanie Lechuga-Peña

  • Explores cultural diversity, oppression, and change as essential elements of culturally grounded social work practice
  • Up to date information on a range of cultural communities allows readers to examine their attitudes toward difference and their readiness to engage in culturally congruent practice
  • Addresses the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, religion, and ability status
  • "Notes from the Field" cases bridge the gap between theory and practice, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage reflection and critical thinking
  • A wealth of instructor resources is available in Oxford's online Ancillary Resource Center

New to this Edition:

  • Content on current social movements, including Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, why these movements emerged and how they are making a difference in the lives of African Americans and women
  • Coverage of economic inequality between men and women, the violence women experience - particularly women of color - and the Violence Against Women Act enhances the book's discussion of gender
  • Discussion of policy changes (such as the legalization of same sex marriage, protections for workplace discrimination), rates of violence among LGBT and transgender populations, and global policies on sexual minorities
  • Coverage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the travel ban also known as the "Muslim Ban," and increased anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies and attitudes in the U.S. since 2016
  • Inclusion of additional theories including Critical Race Theory and Indigenous Theories

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