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Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter
Michele Barrett

Verso, 2014

Women’s Oppression Today  is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism and has been reprinted many times since its first publication in 1980. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michèle Barrett in this revised edition surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place, changes which would make the writing of such a text now ...


Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning: Person-In-Environment Assessment and Intervention (3rd Edition)
George A. Appleby, Edgar A. Colon, ...

Pearson, 2010

Using the “Person-In-Environment” (PIE) theoretical framework, this diversity practice text teaches students how to think about their personal reactions and assumptions about diversity and what constitutes cultural competent “assessment” and “intervention” when working with a broad range of diverse populations.   The diverse populations presented in the text are described within an ecological, strengths perspective. The ...


Explorations in Diversity: Examining Privilege and Oppression in a Multicultural Society
Sharon K. Anderson, Valerie A. Middleton

Cengage Learning, 2010

This unique text features personal accounts from mental health professionals, professors and students facing issues of privilege and oppression in our diverse society. In this collection of articles, writers discuss discoveries and experiences about their own privileges and oppression, and ultimately, the compassion they've developed for individuals confronted with discrimination. Each essay will inspire you to reflect on your own encounters ...


Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege
Bob Mullaly

Oxford University Press, 2010

Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege is the definitive guide to anti-oppressive social work, which is a prominent part of social work theory and practice in Canada. Bob Mullaly examines the many forms that oppression can take, at the personal, cultural, and structural (or institutional) levels. The text outlines the necessary practices and approaches that social work must adopt in order to fight against oppression and assist those ...


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

Vintage, 2010

#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery ...


The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege
Abby Ferber, Christina Jimenez, ...

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2008

Written by four authors from different disciplinary backgrounds, this reader promotes a commitment to an intersectional approach to teaching race, class, gender and sexuality. Unlike most books of its kind, it highlights the duality of privilege and oppression and the effects that race, gender, and sexuality have on our lives. This reader includes poems, reflective literary prose, historical events and documents, images drawn from the media, ...


Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups

Springer Publishing Company, 2013

"It is a great honor to write the foreword to such an important book edited by E.J.R. David, filled with contributions from leading and emerging psychological scholars on internalized oppression. One of the best features of the book in my opinion is that the chapter authors are allowed to share their own personal experiences and that such experiences are regarded to be just as valid and legitimate as the "theories" and 'empirical studies' that ...


Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance: Theoretical Perspectives on Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism
Lisa Heldke, Peg O'Connor

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2003

This anthology is based on a distinct theoretical framework that provides coherence and cohesion to the readings included, presenting the phenomena of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism as interlocking systems of oppression. Resting upon this oppression model are two sets of theories, one concerned with the phenomenon of privilege--the companion of oppression--and the other with resistance--the response to oppression. The significant ...


Diversity, Oppression, and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work
Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis

Lyceum Books, 2014

The fully-updated second edition of Diversity, Oppression, and Change introduces readers to the practice of culturally grounded social work and closely examines the diversity issues most relevant for practice, policy, and research in social work and allied fields. In order for a social worker to affect positive change, it is critical to understand how the intersectionality of social factors including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual ...


Oppression (Children of the Gods) (Volume 1)
Jessica Therrien

ZOVA Books, 2012

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded ...


Challenging Oppression: A Critical Social Work Approach
Bob Mullaly

Oxford University Press, 2002

In "Challenging Oppression", Mullaly examines the personal, cultural, and structural or institutional levels of oppression. He demonstrates how and why social workers should approach those who experience social problems based on an imposed inferior type of citizenship (gender, age, disabilities, colour, and sexuality) with a broader and deeper understanding of the dynamics and various forms of oppression. Drawing on the insights of such radical ...


Deliverance from Darkness: The Essential Guide to Defeating Demonic Strongholds and Oppression
James W. Goll

Chosen Books, 2010

An esteemed teacher and former pastor, James W. Goll is one of the leading prophetic voices of our time. Now, for the first time, he offers his wisdom and insight in one accessible manual on the challenging topic of deliverance. Among the subjects he covers are: tools and practical help for overcoming the demonic how to handle the raging battle of temptation techniques to keep yourself refreshed during the fight characteristics of demonic ...


Confronting Injustice and Oppression: Concepts and Strategies for Social Workers (Foundations of Social Work ...
David G. Gil

Columbia University Press, 2013

More urgent than ever, David G. Gil's guiding text gives social workers the knowledge and confidence they need to change unjust realities. Clarifying the meaning, sources, and dynamics of injustice, exploitation, and oppression and certifying the place of the social worker in combating these conditions, Gil promotes social-change strategies rooted in the nonviolent philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.. He shares suggestions ...


Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward a Unitary Theory (Historical Materialism Book Series)
Lise Vogel

Haymarket Books, 2014

Lise Vogel revisits classical Marxian texts, tracking analyses of “the woman question” in socialist theory and drawing on central theoretical categories of Marx's Capital to open up an original theorization of gender and the social production and reproduction of material life. Includes Vogel's article, “Domestic Labor Revisited” which extends and clarifies her main theoretical innovations.


Diversity, Oppression, and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work
Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis

Lyceum Books, Inc., 2008

Diversity, Oppression, and Change explores the relationship between cultural diversity, oppression, and social change and their implications for the social work profession and allied fields. The culturally grounded perspective describes specific ways of helping and integrates these methods into social work practice, policy, and research. This book moves beyond cultural awareness to provide a theoretical framework, a comprehensive review of ...


Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (Politics of Intersectionality)
Ange-Marie Hancock

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

Most of the 84 million members of the Millennial Generation in the United States have far more politically tolerant attitudes on race, gender, and sexual orientation issues that their older counterparts. Yet despite growing political tolerance, inequality remains a persistent threat to our democracy. Solidarity Politics for Millennials argues that we face a twenty-first century Oppression Olympics: a political framework that encourages ...


Explorations in Privilege, Oppression and Diversity
Sharon K. Anderson, Valerie A. Middleton

Brooks Cole, 2004

EXPLORATION IN PRIVILEGE, OPPRESSION AND DIVERSITY features mental health practitioners' and faculty members' personal stories of people becoming aware of their own privilege and discovering what it means to become an ally and show personal compassion to those who are different and discriminated against because of that difference. In acknowledgement of the challenging process of self-explorations to which all practitioners must submit ...


Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)

Oxford University Press, 2014

This collection of new essays examines philosophical issues at the intersection of feminism and autonomy studies. Are autonomy and independence useful goals for women and subordinate persons? Is autonomy possible in contexts of social subordination? Is the pursuit of desires that issue from patriarchal norms consistent with autonomous agency? How do emotions and caring relate to autonomous deliberation? Contributors to this collection answer ...


Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict (Critical Perspectives ...
David A. Nibert

Columbia University Press, 2013

Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David A. Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion. He finds in the domestication of animals, which he renames "domesecration," a perversion of human ethics, the ...


The Language of Oppression (New Edition (2nd & Subsequent))
Haig A. Bosmajian

University Press of America, 1983

Examines decadence in our language, especially that language which leads to dehumanization and degradation of human beings. Powerful illustrations may be found in the fact that, for instance, Hitler's "Final Solution" appeared "reasonable" once the Jews were successfully labelled by the Nazis as sub-humans, "parasites," "vermin," or "bacilli." So, too, the subjugation of the American Indian was "defensible" since they were defined as ...



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