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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Anti-Racist Social Work

Edition 4th Edition
ISBN 9781137534194
Publication Date September 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Practical Social Work Series

This fourth edition of Lena Dominelli’s influential work retains its reputation as the go-to text on anti-racist social work practice.

Racism continues to present a problem in contemporary society. The growth of the Far Right, the rise of Islamophobia and the victory of the Brexit camp in the EU referendum indicate that the need to address racist attitudes and behaviour that affect diverse groups of people in the UK remains an urgent one. Anti-racist social work has never been more vital. 

Fully revised and updated throughout, and including a brand new chapter on ‘Social Work Across Borders’, this new edition includes helpful features such as:

  • Handy practice tips and discussion points, encouraging readers to think critically about existing approaches and the skills needed for effective anti-racist practice
  • Stimulating case studies to help readers apply theory to everyday practice
  • Extensive signposting to further reading and resources.

A truly classic text, Anti-Racist Social Work has been providing students and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the debates and practices on racism in contemporary society since 1988. 

Lena Dominelli is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Programme Director of International Social Work and Community Development and Advisor, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University, UK. She is also Academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences in the UK. A highly experienced educator, practitioner and researcher, she has published extensively in the fields of sociology, social policy and social work.

Diagrams and Charts.- Introduction:  Racism, An Issue of Continuing Concern.- Chapter One:  ‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la mȇme chose’.- Chapter Two: Racism as a Socially Constructed Phenomenon
Chapter Three: Identity: A Personal Matter or a Political Issue?
Chapter Four: Anti-Racist Social Work with Children and Families
Chapter Five: Anti-Racist Social Work with Older People
Chapter Six: Anti-Racist Social Work with Offenders
Chapter Seven: Anti-Racist Social Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Chapter Eight: Anti-Racist Community Work
Chapter Nine: Anti-Racist Social Work Across Borders
Conclusions: Anti-racist Social Work Guidelines.


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