PART 1 Theories and Contexts 1. Diversity and
difference in challenging times: The social and political
2. Cultural competence: Towards a reflexive approach to working inclusively
3. Being White - feeling guilty?
4. Social work identities: You're different too!
PART 2 Themes from contemporary practice 5. Class, inequality and social work: 'We're all in this together'?
6. Islam - a 'dangerous' religion?
7. Roma people: Are discriminatory attitudes natural?
8. Reclaiming and embracing spirituality as a legitimate facet of social work
9. The realities of meaningful service user involvement in social work education: avoiding the spectre of tokenism
10. Deafblind law and policy
11. Concluding chapter
Kish Bhatti-Sinclair is Reader in Social Policy and Social Work and Head of Social Work Programmes at the University of Chichester, UK. Kish is known for her work on social work, race and racism, including researching border controls and IT in the countries of the EU, globalisation in relation to social work values, troubled families, black and minority ethnic children in care, and inter-professional working in a culturally appropriate way. Chris Smethurst is Head of the Department of Childhood, Social Work and Social Care at the University of Chichester, UK. Prior to a career in Higher Education, Chris worked in a range of social work and social care settings: in community work, youth work, residential child care, day services and in learning disability and community mental health teams. This experience informed a particular interest in the impact of social attitudes on social policy and on the day-to-day work of practitioners and organisations.