Beyond being a “good” social worker: Anti-oppressive practice and theory

Viveka Ichikawa,Izumi Niki,Izumi Sakamoto,Naoko Ibaraki,Hiroshi Takebata March, 2021 Book

Our AOP born from the whispered voices – the other side of Shouganai

Anti-oppression social workers understand people’s life struggles within the frame of the structural imbalance of power. This article unravels the theory and origins of AOP and examines its practical possibilities in Japanese social work. This is a book for starting a social work practice with critical self-reflection, questioning the status quo and dominant discourses, and taking any small political action to challenge systemic oppression (In Japanese).

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