Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447307075 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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Race, Racism and Social Work

Contemporary Issues and Debates

Edited by Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh

Race, Racism and Social Work

Edited by Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh

Distributed for Bristol University Press

276 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2013
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447307075 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447307082 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
This volume contends that British social work education has not fully acknowledged the evolution of structural and institutionalized racism in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Tracing the ways in which racism toward Britain’s ethnic minority groups has changed, the contributors—many of them key practitioners in the field—argue that social work training should fully integrate anti-racist practices that reflect contemporary realities. In doing so, they assert the importance of social work in addressing racism toward groups including Eastern European migrants, Roma people, and asylum seekers.
Introduction: Race, Racism and Social Work - Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh

Rethinking anti-racist social work in a neoliberal age - Gurnam Singh

The growth of xeno-racism and Islamophobia in Britain - Liz Fekete

The catalysers: 'black' professionals and the anti-racist movement - Charlotte Williams

"Same, same, but different" - Philomena Harrison and Beverley Burke

Antisemitism and anti-racist social work - Barrie Levine

Anti-Roma racism in Europe: past and recent perspectives - Špela Urh

In defence of multiculturalism? - Gareth Jenkins

Social work and Islamophobia: identity formation among second and third generation Muslim women in north-west England - Laura Penketh

Institutionalised Islamophobia and the 'Prevent' agenda: 'winning hearts and minds' or welfare as surveillance and control? - Michael Lavalette

'Street-grooming', sexual abuse and Islamophobia: an anatomy of the Rochdale abuse scandal - Judith Orr

My people? - Dave Stamp

Twenty-first century eugenics? A case study about the Merton Test - Rhetta Moran and Susan Gillett

The role of immigration policies in the exploitation of migrant care workers: an ethnographic exploration - Joe Greener

Conclusion: Race, racism and social work today: some concluding thoughts - Laura Penketh and Michael Lavalette

Review Quotes
J. C. Altman, Adelphi University | Choice
“In this broad collection of perspectives on race and racism in social work, editors Lavelette and Penketh offer strong evidence of the importance of structural disadvantage in the experience of minority peoples. Throughout, the contributors mourn the demise of anti-racism approaches to social problems in social work. . . . Their recommendation is to recognize explicitly that social work is political, combating the far right’s influence. Though not prescriptive, the book does offer ideas and arguments that can contribute to a more critical and reflective stance on race and racism and the beginning of more informed, sensitive, and anti-racist methods of social work practice. Strengths include an excellent glossary of terms and definitions. . . . Recommended.”
Iain Ferguson, University of the West of Scotland
“The growth of Islamaphobia over the past decade alongside the rise of anti-Roma racism and increasing attacks on the idea of multiculturalism make it vital that we revisit and reassess the role of anti-racist social work in the twenty-first century. This book makes an invaluable contribution to that reassessment.”
European Journal of Social Work
"Contains much of what a social worker needs to know about social work and racism today. . . . Recommend[ed] . . . for further reading and discussion at universities as well as by the public."
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