New Book. Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context

An exciting new publication from Rachel Robbins, ICSC member and UCLan Guild Senior Research Fellow, co-edited with Salford University’s Suryia Nayak.

 

Many people experience multiple forms of oppression from interlocking and overlapping relations of power and domination, around class, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and much more. The theory of ‘Intersectionality’, originating from Black Feminism can help us understand and unlock these multiple layers of oppression. This book, from ICSC member Rachel Robbins and her co-editor Suryia Nayak develops these debates and applies them to vital questions for social work practice today.


More information from the publisher:

“This ground breaking book is an innovative, passionate and provocative exploration of intersectionality. The sustained emphasis on activism and practice reasserts the potency of intersectionality borne out of Black feminism. The rare and pioneering international reach of this book crosses four continents. In this book context matters: there is no intersectionality without context!

“Resting on the premise that we cannot work for the liberation of individuals, communities and societies without intersectionality, this book asks: How does intersectionality challenge the structures and discourses of social work education, management and organisation? What is the revolutionary potential of intersectionality? Intersectional in its method and content, the blend of practice, activism, research and theory troubles geopolitical and disciplinary boundaries. The range of topics include: Islamophobia, immigration, feminist movements, social work education, violence against women and girls, gender, sexuality, race, disability, age, religion, nationality, citizenship policy and legal frameworks.

“This book will appeal to activists for social justice, social work practitioners, researchers, lecturers, students and those working in the field of Black feminist thinking. The focus on the activism of intersectionality provides a clear pathway into Black feminist thinking and its application to social work internationally and to emancipatory collective political activism worldwide”.

For more details please visit the publishers website

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Cover of Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context, from publishers website

 

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