Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm
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|Format:||Hardback, 346 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 04 May 2000|
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Chapter One: Introduction Worldviews and Cultural Oppression Cultural Oppression and Social Science Toward an Afrocentric Human Services Paradigm Overview of the Book Chapter Two: The Afrocentric Worldview Historic Overview Crirticisms of This Worldview Characteristics of This Worldview Afrocentricity, Equality, and Human Liberation Chapter Three: The Evolution of Black Social Work and Its Pitfalls Social Welfare in Traditional Africa Black Social Welfare in America Chapter Four: Oppression and Spiritual Alienation The Relationship Between Oppression and Spiritual Alienation Spiritual Alienation As Philosophical Foundation of Oppression Spiritual Alienation As Outcome of Oppression Chapter Five: Youth Violence and the Afrocentric Paradigm Overview of Youth Violence Political Economic Oppression and Youth Violence Spiritual Alienation and Youth Violence Cultural Misorientation and Youth Violence Chapter Six: Substance Abuse and the Afrocentric Paradigm Political Economic Oppression and Substance Abuse Spiritual Alienation and Substance Abuse Cultural Misorientation and Substance Abuse Afrocentric Drug Treatment Programs Chapter Seven: The Afrocentric Paradigm and Social Welfare Philosophy, Ideology, and Policy An Afrocentric Critique of American Social Welfare Policy Foundations of an Afrocentric Political Ideology Afrocentric Social Welfare Policy Recommendations Chapter Eight: The Afrocentric Paradigm of Social Welfare Policy Analysis Overview of the Afrocentric Policy Analytic Framework Features of the Afrocentric Framework of Policy Analysis Chapter Nine: The Afrocentric Paradigm and Human Service Organizations Distinctions Between Afrocentric and Eurocentric Organizational Theories The Afrocentric Paradigm and Positive Potentiality in Organizations Empowerment Through Organizational Autonomy Additional Considerations Chapter Ten: Social Work Research and the Afrocentric Paradigm Rationale for Afrocentric Social Work Research Definition of Afrocentric Social Work Research Attributes of Afrocentric Social Work Research Chapter Eleven: Conclusion: Threats to the Survival and Continuation of the Afrocentric Paradigm The Trend Toward Privatization The Dominance of Postpositivist Epistemology in Academia Continued Uneasiness with Spirituality The Ascendancy of Postmodernism Continued Cultural Misorientation The African Oral Tradition The Afrocentric Paradigm's Asociation with Black People References Index
|Publisher: ||Haworth Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||22.2 x 16.21 x 2.9 centimeters (0.70 kg)|