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Doing Critical Social Work


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Contents Foreword Donna Baines List of contributors Acknowledgments of contributors Part I Addressing the Tensions in Critical Social Work 1 Doing critical social work in the neoliberal context: Working on the contradictions Bob Pease and Sharlene Nipperess 2 Critical reflection and critical social work Christine Morley 3 Towards critical social work supervision Carolyn Noble 4 Making sense of different theoretically informed approaches in doing critical social work Norah Hosken and Sophie Goldingay Part II Critical Practices in Confronting Privilege and Promoting Social Justice 5 Towards a critical human rights-based approach to social work practice Sharlene Nipperess 6 Interrogating privilege and complicity in the oppression of others Bob Pease 7 Social work, class and the structural violence of poverty Norah Hosken Part III Developing Critical Practices within the Organisational Context of Social Work 8 Beyond the dominant approach to mental health practice Noel Renouf 9 Embedding critical social work in child protection practice Robyn Miller 10 Critical social work in Centrelink: an oxymoron or an opportunity? Peter Humphries 11 Building relationships and effecting change: critical social work practice in prison settingsSophie Goldingay 12 Professional practice standards and critical practices: addressing the tensions in social work field education settings Norah Hosken, Lesley Ervin and Jody Laughton Part IV Doing Anti-discriminatory and Anti-oppressive Practice in Social Work 13 Anti-oppressive practice with people seeking asylum in Australia: reflections from the field Sharlene Nipperess and Sherrine Clark 14 Challenges for Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners in the neoliberal context Stephanie Gilbert 15 Feminism under siege: critical reflections on the impact of neoliberalism and managerialism on feminist practice Ann Carrington 16 Developing anti-ageist practice in social work Tina Kosteciki 17 Working for equality and difference: (de)constructing heteronormativity Jude Irwin Part V Towards Collectivist and Transformative Practices in Social Work 18 Environmental social work as critical, decolonising practice Mel Gray and John Coates 19 Taking it to the streets: critical social work's relationship with activism Jessica Morrison 20 Social work, disability and social change: a critical participatory approach Russell Shuttleworth 21 The structural, the post-structural and the commons: new practices for creating change in a complex world Jose Ramos 22 Education for critical social work: being true to a worthy project Selma Macfarlane

About the Author

BOB PEASE is Professor of Social Work at the University of Tasmania. SOPHIE GOLDINGAY is a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. NORAH HOSKEN is a senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. SHARLENE NIPPERESS is a lecturer in Social Work at RMIT University.

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