In this seminal book, Krumer-Nevo introduces the Poverty-Aware Paradigm: a radical new framework for social workers and professionals working with and for people in poverty.
The author defines the core components of the Poverty-Aware Paradigm, explicates its embeddedness in key theories in poverty, critical social work and psychoanalysis, and links it to diverse facets of social work practice.
Providing a revolutionary new way to think about how social work can address poverty, she draws on the extensive application of the paradigm by social workers in Israel and across diverse poverty contexts to provide evidence for the practical advantages of integrating the Poverty-Aware Paradigm into social work practices across the globe.
Michal Krumer-Nevo is a Professor at the Spitzer Department of Social Work at the University of the Negev, Israel.
Poverty-Aware Social Work: A Paradigmatic Proposal;
Part One: Transformation;
How to Speak Critically about Poverty;
How to Write a Critical Case-Study;
How to Teach Poverty Critically;
Frequently Asked Questions on Poverty and the Poverty-Aware Paradigm;
Part Two: Recognition;
Poverty, Recognition, Therapy;
On needs and Knowledge: Sarit's Story;
On Emotional Pain;
On Minor Movements of Resistance;
Part Three: Rights;
What’s Active in Active Exercising of Rights?;
Material Assistance and Flexible Budget;
Active Exercising of Rights: Advanced;
In the Face of Injustice: A Panel;
Part Four: Solidarity;
When Doubbi Looked for a Home: Standing By Within the Establishment;
A Babysitter for a Dollar: Community Development;
Mopping the Floor as a Poverty-Aware Practice: Crisis Intervention;
“I'm Not that Kind of Person”: Solidarity in Group Intervention.