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Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity (Hardback)
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Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity (Hardback)

Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 28/11/2017
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Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity is a most timely book about group work practice and education that highlights the theme of diversity, which encompasses acceptance and respect for various dimensions of difference. Dimensions of diversity include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical or intellectual abilities, linguistic difference, religious beliefs, international or regional origin, lifestyle, political beliefs, or other ideologies, as well as the varying and complex intersection of these various dimensions. The thirty-one meaningful stories in this book explore these differences, leading to understanding and to moving beyond simple tolerance to mutual empathy, genuine and open encounter, and the celebration of the rich dimensions of diversity. Readers will enjoy this wonderfully intimate and intriguing collection, and will be moved to share them with others to help to spread the word about the importance of embracing, understanding and celebrating diversity. This book, with an international cast of authors - practitioners, educators and students - is a welcome antidote to the divisiveness and suspicion that swirl around difference and have become a sad hallmark of current times. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Social Work with Groups journal.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138302419
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm


'Group work stories celebrating diversity is an example of the power of words to invigorate, teach, soothe, and validate. As Melissa Eaton writes in "Come as you are! Creating community with groups" : "My group's care for each other gives me hope in humanity" (p. 92). This book offers me hope in humanity.'
Shantih E. Clemans, SUNY Empire State College, Brooklyn, NY, Social Work with Groups

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