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Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective

 
 
 
 
Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective
Author: Amanda S. Barusch
ISBN 13: 9780495507161
ISBN 10: 495507164
Edition: 3
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2008-07-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
List Price: $217.95
 
 

Writing for students of social work, Barusch (U. of Utah) presents a textbook that emphasizes the importance of social justice in its exploration of social policy. After briefly considering the theoretical and philosophical perspectives on social justice, she presents chapters that explore the ways that collective action has approached social security, poverty, physical illness, mental illness, and disability in the United States. She then turns to the concepts of discrimination and oppression, offering separate chapters on people of color; gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals; children; and the elderly in the United States. Finally, she presents a discussion of the future of social work in an international context. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR