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Abbott, Grace

Julie Longo and Sandra F. VanBurkleo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1955 words.

Abbott, Grace (17 November 1878–19 June 1939), social worker and administrator, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and politician, and Elizabeth...

Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), campaigner against slavery and racism

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 671 words.

Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), campaigner against slavery and racism, was the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Abdy Abdy, born Thomas Abdy Rutherford (1755–1798), Church of England...

Abortion

D. Lynn Jackson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2031 words.

Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the turn of the 20th century, abortion was legally defined and controlled in...

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Adult Safeguarding

Nigel Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6468 words.

Safeguarding is an area of social work activity concerned with the care and protection of children or adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This...

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Advocacy

Robert L. Schneider, Lori Lester and Julia Ochieng.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4220 words.

Social work advocacy is “the exclusive and mutual representation of a client(s) or a cause in a forum, attempting to systematically influence decision-making in an unjust or unresponsive...

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African American Social Welfare History

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7450 words.

This article discusses the African American social welfare system that began to develop during the early 20th century. This social welfare system, designed by African Americans to serve...

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African Americans: Overview

Larry E. Davis, John M. Wallace and Trina R. Williams Shanks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8081 words.

African Americans have been a part of the nation's history for nearly four hundred years. Although their history includes the forced imposition of chattel slavery, the strict enforcement of...

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Alcindor, John (1873–1924), general practitioner and leader of the African Progress Union

Jeffrey Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Medicine and Health. 813 words.

Alcindor, John (1873–1924), general practitioner and leader of the African Progress Union, was born on 8 or 9 July 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of Francis Alcindor, cocoa...

Alcoholics Anonymous: sustaining behavioural change

James Irving.

in Moving on from Crime and Substance Use

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 12154 words.

This chapter concentrates on the practices of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and how they facilitate behavioural change. The author analysed intensive interviews with long-term members of AA...

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Ally Model of Social Justice in Social Work

Priscilla Gibson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 8295 words.

The ally model of social justice is a philosophical approach that is congruent with social work’s values and emphasis on social justice and human rights. Using concepts from multiple...

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Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

Donna Coker and Ahjané D. Macquoid.

in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence

July 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 5989 words.

There is growing feminist discontent with the current focus of U.S. domestic violence intervention strategies. This chapter describes the growing number of “alternative” programs that have...

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An American in St. Patrick’s Court

Kris McDaniel-Miccio.

in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence

July 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 5396 words.

Gender violence in Ireland must be understood against the backdrop of the Irish struggle for independence, the development of Republican government in Ireland, and the relationship between...

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Angelmakers

Fred Powell and Margaret Scanlon.

in Dark secrets of childhood

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 14021 words.

This chapter examines the power dynamics of child abuse through the sociological lens of ‘othering’. This chapter’s analysis is set in its historical context, tracing developments up to...

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Armitage, Thomas Rhodes (1824–1890), campaigner for blind people

G. A. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1813 words.

Armitage, Thomas Rhodes (1824–1890), campaigner for blind people, was born at Tilgate, Sussex, on 2 April 1824, the sixth of seven sons of James Armitage (1793–1872), a prosperous Leeds...

Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician

David Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2206 words.

Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician, was born on 6 December 1922 at 34 Wellington Street, Widnes, Lancashire, the son of John Ashley (d. 1927), a labourer in...

Ashton, Mark Christian (1960–1987), communist and gay activist

Daryl Leeworthy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1059 words.

Ashton, Mark Christian (1960–1987), communist and gay activist, was born at Woodfield Maternity Home, Oldham, Lancashire, on 19 May 1960, the first of two children and eldest son of...

Assembling the resources to theorise probation and criminal justice

Philip Whitehead.

in Transforming Probation

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Justice and Human Rights. 20770 words.

This chapter begins the task of assembling the academic resources to theorise the probation domain and criminal justice system during the era of modernisation and transformation. Bodies of...

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Asset Building Toward Inclusive Policy

Michael Sherraden, Lissa Johnson, Margaret M. Clancy, Sondra G. Beverly, Margaret Sherrard Sherraden, Mark Schreiner, William Elliot, Trina R. Williams Shanks, Deborah Adams, Jami Curley, Jin Huang, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Yunju Nam, Min Zhan and Chang-Keun Han.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6474 words.

Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In fact,...

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Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States

Miriam Potocky and Mitra Naseh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2857 words.

This article presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic, and...

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Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people

K. A. Manley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1112 words.

Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people, was born on 7 October 1873 (not 1875, as her obituaries state) at 3 Lansdowne Place, Blackheath Hill,...