Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Social Action

Confronting Oppression Restoring Justice From Policy Analysis to Social Action Katherine van Wormer s Confronting Oppression Restoring Justice examines the twin forces of oppression and injustice and how social policies cultural institutions and prevailing ideologies promote

  • Title: Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Social Action
  • Author: Katherine S. Van Wormer
  • ISBN: 9780872931060
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Katherine van Wormer s Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice examines the twin forces of oppression and injustice and how social policies, cultural institutions, and prevailing ideologies promote or sustain them Using an internationally informed perspective, she unpacks concepts such as internalization of oppression, injustice, restorative justice, social exclusion, eKatherine van Wormer s Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice examines the twin forces of oppression and injustice and how social policies, cultural institutions, and prevailing ideologies promote or sustain them Using an internationally informed perspective, she unpacks concepts such as internalization of oppression, injustice, restorative justice, social exclusion, empowerment, and critical consciousness From this framework, she describes the skills of critical analysis needed to confront oppression and injustice, providing examples of human services programs that successfully deploy strategies of empowerment and engage forces of oppression and injustice.Written for frontline human services practitioners, students, and educators, Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice comes at an auspicious time when narrowing global distances breed both corporate political might and worldwide coalition building for social justice.About the AuthorKatherine Stuart van Wormer is professor, University of Northern Iowa, where she teaches social work Active in the civil rights and peace movements at home and in Northern Ireland, van Wormer has worked as an alcoholism counselor in Washington state and Ohio, and for two years was program director for a treatment center in Norway Professor van Wormer is author of six other books, including, most recently, Addiction Treatment A Strengths Perspective 2003.

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