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Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice


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Donna Baines holds the Chair in Social Work and Policy Studies and is a Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this appointment, she taught labour studies and social work for 15 years at McMaster University. In 2006-07, she was Visiting Scholar, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Donna's teaching interests include social movements and advocacy, social policy, globalization and restructuring and social justice. Her research interests focus on the impact of restructuring on work in the human services, particularly in the social services; race, class, and gender in everyday social service work; social services work and unions; caring labour; radical social work practice and theory including feminist social work; gendered and racialized impacts of restructuring work, particularly in the social services; anti-racist social work; post modern social work; women and social policy; and structural social work. Donna has published extensively, in a wide variety of areas, including restructuring, health and safety, bullying, the organization of work for social workers, and social service public policy. Her articles have appeared in Social Work, Journal of Health and Safety, Women and Work, Australian Social Work, Social Justice and Studies in Political Economy, among several other journals. Donna is also editor of Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice. Building Transformative, Politicized Social Work. Donna is also a board member of Ferncliff Daycare and After School Programme, as well as a member in Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, Progressive Economics Forum, Society for Socialist Studies, National Activist School Planning Project and Flying Flamingo Sisters.


A key resource for social work students, educators, researchers and practitioners.
Buy this book. Make it required reading for every incoming social work student. The best resource I've ever found to help with the challenging task of radiating social justice theory into the heart of social work practice. Accessible, real, and encouraging, Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice shines the way forward for our entire profession.
The second edition of Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice, edited by Donna Baines, is an expansive and insightful book that articulates and interrogates, through the voices of sixteen of the best social worker educators today, the scope of contemporary social injustice concerns and the remedies to be found anti-oppression theory and practice. The collective works centre marginalized and silenced voices, and articulate the praxis of anti-oppression; that is, what we as social work students, practitioners, and educators must know to be anti-oppressive in theory and in practice in our work with multiple populations. The book is a pleasure to read and the highlighting of key terms throughout the book, especially, will be valuable for students at all levels. This collection is a joyous act of "epistemic disobedience" and is sure to become the seminal work in anti-oppression theory and practice.

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