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Narratives of Social and Economic Justice

Narratives of Social and Economic Justice

Roberta R. Greene, Harriet L. Cohen, John Gonzalez, and Youjung Lee

ISBN: 978-0-87101-388-0. 2009. Item #3880. 180 pgs.

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Narratives of Social and Economic Justice answers the call from social work educators for academic resources that deal with cross-cutting issues and cover a broad spectrum of domains and specializations—gerontological social work, social policy, health, mental health, and social justice.

A companion to Dr. Roberta R. Greene’s earlier Resiliency: An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research, Narratives of Social and Economic Justice thoroughly elucidates the theoretical underpinnings of resiliency-based practice and makes a compelling case for its ascendancy as a model for building strong families and communities.

This volume—coauthored with Harriet L. Cohen, John Gonzalez, and Youjung Lee—is a masterful capstone to Dr. Greene’s impressive oeuvre. Narratives of Social and Economic Justice is an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of social work educators, practitioners, and policymakers and to social sciences library collections. As an educational resource, this book will foster the insights and skills that social workers need to effectively combat racial and ethnic disparities and promote optimal human development.

Special Features

  • Introductory chapters covering the four dimensions of narrative and the normative model of resiliency
  • Competency-based approach to core social work practices, with emphasis on mastery of critical thinking, diversity work, and advocacy skills
  • Narratives of 11 remarkable people who thrived in spite of discrimination and oppression
  • Political and historical commentaries, review questions, and exercises accompany each narrative
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