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Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief

Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Edited by: Darcy L. Harris , Tashel C. Bordere

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138949928
eBook ISBN: 9781315659756
Adobe ISBN: 9781317335009

10.4324/9781315659756
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The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief is a scholarly work of social criticism, richly grounded in personal experience, evocative case studies, and current multicultural and sociocultural theories and research. It is also consistently practical and reflective, challenging readers to think through responses to ethically complex scenarios in which social justice is undermined by radically uneven opportunity structures, hierarchies of voice and privilege, personal and professional power, and unconscious assumptions, at the very junctures when people are most vulnerable—at points of serious illness, confrontation with end-of-life decision making, and in the throes of grief and bereavement. Harris and Bordere give the reader an active and engaged take on the field, enticing readers to interrogate their own assumptions and practices while increasing, chapter after chapter, their cultural literacy regarding important groups and contexts. The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief deeply and uniquely addresses a hot topic in the helping professions and social sciences and does so with uncommon readability.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Social Justice Conceptualizations in Grief and Loss Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Looking Broadly at Loss and Grief Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Living, Suffering, and Dying in a Globalized World Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Compassion in a Materialist World Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Inequality, Exclusion, and Infant Mortality Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cultural Competence and Humility Download PDF
Chapter  8:  “Not Gonna Be Laid Out to Dry” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Is Social Justice Elusive for the First Nations Peoples’ Loss and Grief? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Protecting Dignity at the End of Life Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Medicalizing Grief Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Iatrogenic Harm and Objectification in the Context of Care Delivery Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Silenced Emotion Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Grief and Developmental Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Social Expectations of the Bereaved  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Transformation Through Socially Sensitive Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Spirituality and Social Justice Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From Violation to Voice, From Pain to Protest Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Restorative Justice Principles and Restorative Practice Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Critical Social Work in Action Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Navigating Social Institutions and Policies as an Advocate and Ally Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Care for the Caregiver Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Liberating Capacity of Compassion Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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