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Published: 12 July 2018

520 Pages


ISBN: 9780190612825

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Social Work and Social Welfare

A Human Rights Foundation

Katherine van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link

  • Includes dynamic boxed readings on historical events, biographies, and social welfare practices in Norway, the UK, South Korea, Cuba, Ecuador, and the Caribbean
  • Features personal photographs taken by people in the middle of situations involving social action
  • Consistent with CSWE mandates, the text presents a chapter on environmental justice with attention to environmental classism and racism as well as to the impact of climate change on the earth around us
  • Focuses on restorative justice as an alternative to traditional criminal justice and reparations for wrongs inflicted upon whole populations
  • Describes US cultural norms and values that closely relate to social welfare policies (e.g. moralism, materialism, individualism, and a strong work ethic)
  • Includes an original outline for an anti-oppressive policy analysis for classroom use/discussion and term papers that focus on policy innovation
  • Features critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter and includes a rubric of 2015 EPAS standards

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