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Asylum Seekers, Social Work and Racism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 1-12
  3. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 13-39
  4. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 70-78
  5. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 79-91
  6. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 92-103
  7. Shepard Masocha
    Pages 104-110
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-129

About this book


This book analyses social work through the concept of 'xenoracism' to challenge the outdated concepts of racism that still pervade social work. It illustrates how, through their discursive practices, social workers are able to counteract the dominant anti asylum seeking discourses.


Social work xenoracism racism asylum seekers discourse language use discursive psychology interpretative repertoires immigration professional discourse sociology Asylum social work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAustralia

About the authors

Shepard Masocha is Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia, Australia. He was previously at the University of Kent, UK, and is a qualified social worker with experience of working in children and families teams in Scotland, England and Wales.

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