Critical multicultural practice, rather than being a specialism, is integral to Australian social work. Drawing on critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, intersectionality and critical reflection as practice theory, this major new edited collection challenges many of the dominant assumptions of cross-cultural social work and provides instead a new model of transformative engagement. Key concepts are considered, including identity, culture, diversity and superdiversity, how power and privilege shape everyday interactions and what is meant by citizenship in the contemporary context. Part One explores the changing nature of multicultural practice in Australia, including our society's changing demographic profile, the impact of asylum and refugee migrations, race and racism and cultural identity. Indigenous perspectives and the relationship with multicultural practice are examined, together with the ethical and legal basis for multicultural practice. This part concludes with an outline of the editors' framework for critical multicultural practice. Part Two draws on contributions from a range of practitioners and offers new perspectives on diverse fields, including child protection, mental health, disability, ageing, homelessness and rural and regional practice.Featuring case studies and insights drawn from across the spectrum of practice, this book is a vital resource for all social workers practising in Australia today.'[A] rich and nuanced analysis of what is happening at the interfaces of our work and the lives of Australian citizens, [it] articulates ways forward that are genuine, bold and empathetic.'From the foreword by Professor Kerry Arabena, The University of Melbourne
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Dr Sharlene Nipperess is Lecturer in Social Work at RMIT University and is a co-editor of Allen & Unwin's Doing Critical Social Work. Professor Charlotte Williams, OBE, is Deputy Dean, Social Work at RMIT University. She is the co-author of Social Work in a Diverse Society, and editor of Social Work and the City: Urban themes in 21st century social work.
Table and figuresEditors and contributors Acronyms and abbreviations ForewordIntroduction Part I: Understanding ethnic diversity 1 Australia and its 'others': Multicultural theory, policy and practice2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and multiculturalresponsibilities3 The ethical, legal and policy context of critical multicultural practice4 Critical multiculturalism in practice Part II: Fields of practice5 Critical multiculturalism and disproportionality in child protection-6 Mental health and critical multicultural practice: An arts-basedapproach7 Beyond the silos: Towards transformative social work practicewith people from refugee backgrounds living with a disability8 Ageing and ethnicity9 Critical multicultural practice: Domestic violence, and refugeesand asylum seekers10 A relational pedagogy: A YoungMILE in our decolonising socialwork practice journey11 Critical multicultural resettlement practice12 Nationless, homeless and seeking asylum: Considerations forsocial workers13 Working with community groups14 Responding to rural and regional multiculture15 Critical multicultural practice with ethnic minority children andtheir familiesIndex
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