Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Care and the Law by Jane Dalrymple, Beverley Burke

By Jane Dalrymple, Beverley Burke

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The second phase is the move towards multiculturalism. There is no overall theory of multiculturalism but it relates to a move towards accepting and learning about other people’s cultures and opposing the idea of a single dominant culture, and this, it was believed, would lead to more tolerance and acceptance of difference (Payne, 2005a). During the 1980s social work practice took account of the nature of power and the lack of power that black and minority ethnic groups had concerning their lives.

The usefulness of the concept of power as used by Solomon is that it can ‘span the various dimensions of structural power and personal power and the inequalities and differences within different social relations. Thus structure, culture and biography can be analysed in a more integrated process’ (McNay, 1992: 55). Loewenstein (1976) sees power as ‘the overall integrating motivational concept for all human behaviour’ (cited in Kolb-Morris, 1993: 104). For her, the relationships between men and women, between ‘races’, between different social classes and between helping professionals and their clients are all variations of unequal power relations in society (Lowenstein, 1976, quoted by McNay, 1992: 18).

No one person holds power but people are situated differently within it. Power is not primarily repressive but productive Foucault argues that if power is only repressive it makes it difficult to explain why we are prepared to accept certain institutional practices. He suggests that power is at the same time creative and productive because it constitutes practices such as discourses, knowledges and ‘identity’. Healy (2000) points out that Foucault asserts that people are prepared to participate in modern forms of power because not only does it subjugate but it also produces their sense of self, ‘put simply, there is no ‘‘self’’ without power’ (Healy, 2000: 44).

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