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The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Author: Joyce Marie Bell
Publisher: New York, NY Columbia University Press [2014] © 2014
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Druck-Ausgabe, (cloth)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Marie Bell
ISBN: 9780231538015 0231538014 9780231162609 023116260X
OCLC Number: 1165527962
Language Note: In English.
Notes: The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential "bad boy" of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the non-state organizations of civil society.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (256 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Joyce M. Bell.


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