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Anti-discriminatory practice

  • Neil Thompson
  • Jo Campling


The main theme of Chapter 7 was ‘dealing with diversity’ — the moral and professional requirement to recognise and respond to the significant differences of culture, language, gender, and so on. These differences are important aspects of interpersonal interactions, for without due sensitivity to their differences the potential for effective and appropriate interactions is seriously reduced.


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Further reading


  1. Jones, L.J. (1994) The Social Context of Health and Health Work, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  2. Thompson, N. (1993) Anti-Discriminatory Practice, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  3. Thompson, N. (1994) The Value Base of Social and Health Care, Wrexham, Prospects Training Publications.Google Scholar
  4. Webb, R. and Tossell, D. (1995) Social Issues for Carers, 2nd edn, London, Edward Arnold.Google Scholar


  1. Biggs, S. (1989) Confronting Ageing, London, Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work.Google Scholar
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  3. Scrutton, S. (1989) Counselling Older People, Edward Arnold.Google Scholar
  4. Thompson, N. (1992) ‘Age and Citizenship’, Elders: the Journal of Care and Practice 1 (1).Google Scholar
  5. Thompson, N. (1995) Age and Dignity: Working with Older People, Aldershot, Arena.Google Scholar
  6. Winner, M. (1992) Quality Work with Older People, London, CCETSW.Google Scholar


  1. Lonsdale, S. (1990) Women and Disability, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  2. Morris, J. (1991) Pride and Prejudice, London, Women’s Press.Google Scholar
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  5. Oliver, M. (ed.) (1991) Social Work, Disabled People and Disabling Environments, London, Jessica Kingsley.Google Scholar
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  7. Swain, J., Finkelstein, V., French, S. and Oliver, M. (eds) (1993) Disabling Barriers — Enabling Environments, London, Sage.Google Scholar


  1. Ahmad, B. (1990) Black Perspectives in Social Work, Birmingham, Venture Press.Google Scholar
  2. Ahmad, W.I.U. (ed.) (1993) Race and Health, Buckingham, Open University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Braham, P., Rattansi, A. and Skellington, R. (eds) (1992) Racism and Antiracism, London, Sage.Google Scholar
  4. Collins, D., Tank, M. and Basith, A. (1993) Concise Guide to Customs of Minority Ethnic Religions, Aldershot, Arena.Google Scholar
  5. Dominelli, L. (1988) Anti-Racist Practice, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
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  7. Solomos, J. (1993) Race and Racism in Britain, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar


  1. Dominelli, L. and McLeod, E. (1989) Feminist Social Work, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  2. Hanmer, J. and Statham, D. (1988) Women and Social Work, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
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  5. Segal, L. (1990) Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men, London, Virago.Google Scholar
  6. Tannen, D. (1992) You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, London, Virago.Google Scholar
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Other forms of oppression

  1. Baxter, C, Poonia, K., Ward, L. and Nadirshaw, Z. (1990) Double Discrimination: Issues and Services for People with Learning Difficulties from Black and Ethnic Minority Communities, London, King’s Fund Centre.Google Scholar
  2. Duberman, B., Vicinus, M., Chauncey, G. (eds) (1991) Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, Harmondsworth, Penguin.Google Scholar
  3. Huws-Williams, R., Williams, R. and Davies, E. (1994) Social Work and the Welsh Language, Cardiff, CCETSW.Google Scholar

User participation

  1. Beresford, P and Croft, S. (1993) Citizen Involvement: A Practical Guide for Change, London, Macmillan.Google Scholar
  2. Beresford, P and Harding, T. (eds) (1993) A Challenge to Change, London, NISW.Google Scholar
  3. User-Centred Services Group (1993) Building Bridges, London, NISW.Google Scholar

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  • Jo Campling

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