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Palgrave Macmillan

Promoting Equality

Working with Diversity and Difference

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9780230223431
Publication Date June 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Practitioners working within the people professions have a legal and moral
responsibility to promote equality wherever possible. This insightful book
from a leading author provides a lucid guide to the complexities of
inequality, and offers a sound foundation for practice that makes a positive
contribution to equality, social justice and empowerment.
Now in its third edition, this highly successful text challenges oversimplified
approaches to tackling discrimination and oppression. It combines an
impressive blend of theoretical analysis and practice insights, all conveyed
in the accessible and engaging style which has earned Neil Thompson his
sterling reputation in the field. Along with a new introductory chapter,
this revised edition features:

■ 'Voice of experience' comments: practitioners' real-world experiences of
■ Key concept boxes: authoritative support in demystifying complex
theoretical ideas;
■ Practice focus illustrations: cameos from practice which bring theoretical
issues to life.

With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the
multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting
is essential reading for students and practitioners within the
helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public,
private and voluntary sectors.

NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two online communities: Well-being Zone (www.wellbeingzone.com) and Social Work Focus (www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info.

Equality and Diversity in Context
Theoretical Foundations
Discrimination and Oppression
Health and the Medicalization of Inequality 
Learning from the Past
The Organizational Context
Conclusion: Strategies for Promoting Equality


Review of the 1st edition:
'The works of Neil Thompson on anti-discriminatory practice, anti-oppression and equality have become well-known and highly respected standard reading.' - Paul Williams, British Journal of Social Work
Review of the 2nd edition:
'It is aimed at a variety of health and social care professionals and provides a thorough grounding in the theories and practices around discrimination and oppression.' - Care and Health
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