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Social Justice and Social Work Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession

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ISBN-10: 1452274207

ISBN-13: 9781452274201

Edition: 2014

Authors: Michael J. Austin

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The new EPAS standards mandate that CSWE accredited programs integrate social justice throughout the curriculum. While many textbooks try to add emphasis on social justice, students often have a disconnect about what it really means. Core foundational courses such as policy, practice and HBSE are required to tie themes of social justice into the curriculum. This book, edited by a leader in the field, is an attempt to present and tie social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. It presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts which help students understand social justice as a core social work value. The second part…    
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.18" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Michael J. Austin (Ph.D., Social Work; MSPH, Public Health, University of Pittsburgh) is Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where the teaches a wide range of courses, including Assessing the Dynamics of Communities, Groups and Organizations, Management Practice, Research Resources, and Assessing Nonprofit Organizations. His research interests are nonprofit management and planning, organizational change, and policy implementation. He is the author or co-author of a wide range of books and journal articles.

About the Editor
List of Contributors
Searching for the Meaning of Social Justice
The Humanities Perspectives: The Moral Imperative-Shouldn't We Do Something?
The Influence of Western Philosophy on Definitions of Social Justice
Legal Theories of Social Justice
Literary Theories and Social Justice
Historical Perspectives on Social Justice
Social Justice and Religion
Social Justice From a Humanities Perspective: A Synthesis to Inform Practice
The Social Science Perspectives: Social Empathy-What Do We Need to Understand?
Social Psychological Perspectives on Morality and Social Justice
Social Justice and Anthropology: From Observation to Activism
Perspectives of Social Justice in Sociology
Social Justice and the Politics of Children's Rights
Social Justice in Political Thought: Examining the Rights of Parents
Economic Theories of Social Justice
Theories of Organizational Justice: Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives
Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives: Key Concepts to Inform Practice
Social Justice for Active Citizenship
Social Injustice Outside and Inside Human Service Organizations
Outside Human Service Organizations
Predatory Lending
The Injustices of Intimate Partner Violence
Social Injustices Experienced by Children of Incarcerated Parents
The Social Injustices Experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community
Inside Human Service Organizations
Procedural Injustices in Child Welfare
Elder Mistreatment: A Social Justice Perspective
Social Justice and the Injustices Experienced by People With Mental Health Disabilities
Embedding Social Justice in Social Work Practice
Client Voice and Expertise in Promoting Social Justice
Social Justice and the Role of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations in Amplifying Client Voice
Educating Social Work Students About Social Justice Practice
Incorporating Social Justice Principles Into Social Work Practice
Finding the Courage of One's Convictions: Reflections on a Lifetime of Social Work Practice