Narratives of Social and Economic Justice
ISBN: 978-0-87101-388-0. 2009. Item #3880. 180 pgs.
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
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.
- 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