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Diversity and Social Work in Canada
Alean Al-Krenawi, John R. Graham, and Nazim Habibov (Eds)
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2016-03-01 / 0199007063
Social Work / Transcultural / Multicultural Issues
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Oxford Journals names article written by Alean Al-Krenawi and John Graham most cited in the field of Health and Social Work.

Diversity and Social Work in Canada explores the question of how the social work profession can effectively address growing diversity among Canadians today. In this contributed volume, twenty-six academic experts offer cutting-edge insight into such essential topic as cultural competence, anti-oppression, experiential phenomenological approaches to identity, intersectionality of multiple forms of diversity, and localization of social work practice. Combining theoretical coverage with practical examples, Diversity and Social Work in Canada gives students and practitioners the foundation they need to develop effective skills and strategies for working with diverse individuals and groups.

Readership : Mid- to upper level social work courses focused on diversity issues, cross-cultural social work practice, race and ethnicity, multiculturalism, and immigrant populations at universities and colleges.


"The authors featured in this book have a great reputation in the field, and to see them all together in one book adds to the strength of this book. The subject matter itself is important, and the diversity of the topics covered throughout the chapters is also a strength."
--Mandeep Kaur Mucina, Dalhousie University

"This is the only book that combines four important elements in one text: Canadian content; an anti-oppressive stance; specific practice approaches; and multiple forms of diversity."
--Jim R. Vanderwoerd, Redeemer University College

Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments
Part 1 Theoretical Approaches to Social Work and Diversity
1. Introduction: Social Work and Diversity (Alean Al-Krenawi, John R. Graham, and Nazim Habibov)
2. Whiteout: Still Looking for Race in Canadian Social Work Practice (June Ying Yee and Gary C. Dumbrill)
3. Foundations of Anti-racism and Anti-oppression in Social Work Practice (Gordon Pon, Sulaimon Giwa, and Narda Razack)
Part 2 Social Work in Diverse Settings
4. Experiential Phenomenology: Multicultural Social Work in Clinical and Direct Practice Settings (Marie Lacroix)
5. Macro Practice with Diverse Communities: New Challenges for Social Workers (Douglas Durst)
Part 3 Social Work with Diverse Populations
6. Multiple Positionality and Intersectionality: Towards a Dialogical Social Work Approach (Miu Chung Yan)
7. Social Work with Aboriginal Families: A Traditional and Urban Dialectic (Raymond Neckoway and Keith Brownlee)
8. The Franco-Ontarian Community: From Resistance to New Social Solidarities and Economic Challenges (David Welch)
9. Adaptation and Acculturation among New Canadians: Implications for Intergenerational Relations and Social Work Practice (Debashis Dutta and Ross A. Klein)
10. Narratives as Tools in Intercultural Intervention with Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Catherine Montgomery)
11. Spirituality, Religion, and Diversity (Diana Coholic)
12. Social Work and Sexual Diversity: A Review (Christine A. Walsh, Carey Mulligan, and Gio Dolcecore)
13. Reviving and Reshaping Gender in Social Work (Sarah Fotheringham)
14. Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families (Irene Carter)
15. Social Work with Diverse Older Adults (Daniel Lai and Xue Bai)
16. Social Work and Diversity Through an Experiential Lens (Natalie Blake-Noel)
17. Conclusion (Alean Al-Krenawi, John R. Graham, and Nazim Habibov)

About the Editors:

Alean Al-Krenawi is president of Achva Academic College and professor in the Spitzer Department of Social Work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Formerly dean and professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial University, Canada, his research interests include multiculturalism, mental health, and social work with indigenous populations, political violence, and polygamy. Dr. Al-Krenawi is an international authority in his areas of research, and he has been invited to lecture at academic institutions and conferences around the globe. His writing has been recognized as being among the top 50 most frequently cited in Social Work in the English-speaking world (2000-2010). He has also conducted studies in Canada, Israel, and many countries in the Middle East. He has written and edited books for Sprinters Press, University Press of America, Whiting and Birch, and Nova Press, and is co-editor of OUP Canada's Multicultural Social Work in Canada (2003).

John R. Graham is director and professor in the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. From 2003 to 2013, he was the Murray Fraser professor of Community Economic Development at the University of Calgary. He has published extensively on international social work, multicultural social work, and social policy. His writing has been recognized as being among the top 50 most frequently cited in Social Work in the English-speaking world (2000-2010). He is co-editor of OUP Canada's Multicultural Social Work in Canada (2003).

Nazim Habibov is associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. In 2013, he was recognized for excellence in research as emerging scholar/researcher by the university. He has published extensively on social and health policies as well as poverty and inequality in the context of developed and developing countries.

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