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Empowering Women of Color Paperback – June 15, 1999

ISBN-13: 979-0231101171 ISBN-10: 0231101171 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Empowering the Powerless: A Social Work Series
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1st edition (June 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231101171
  • ISBN-13: 979-0231101171
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lorraine Gutiérrez is an associate professor with the School of Social Work and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Edith Lewis is an associate professor of social work and women's studies at the University of Michigan.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2000
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Who better to address the empowerment of women of color than women of color? Gutierrez, a Latina and Lewis, a Black woman of the African diaspora, have taken on this auspicious task by developing a model for social work practice. They present the historical, cultural, political and socioeconomic factors which have contributed to the problems and struggles faced by women of color. By use of example, some of them anecdotal, they relate the methods by which women of color can be empowered by drawing upon the strengths of their ancestors, raising their consciousness, building confidence, connecting with others and working in concert with nature, tradition and spirit. We are told that although racism, sexism and discrimination have contributed to the poverty of these women, they are a hopeful rather than a hopeless people who can be empowered when the practioner has used the methods outlined in this book. This book should be in the hands of every practitioner who works with women of color.
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