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

By Jane Dalrymple, Beverley Burke

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You will need to undertake further reading, personal analysis and engage in discussion with friends and colleagues in order to be able to develop a theory and practice that you can acknowledge as your own. What do we mean by power? Those who profess to favour freedom yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing up the ground; They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without demand.

There is a strong bond between the two children and their parents. Joe and 38 ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE Justine parent to the best of their ability and have a close supportive relationship. They have a social worker from the learning disability team who has known them for several years. Recently the school expressed concerns about Anna. She is bullied in school because her clothes are often dirty and other children say that she is smelly. She is behind other children of her age in school and seems to have little energy.

However, oppressive relations are complex and, as we noted in the section on power above, there are always elements of resistance within different power relations. The following extract from the story demonstrates ‘that there are no relations of power without resistances . . like power, resistance is multiple’ (Foucault, 1980: 42): On the face of it she has always borne whatever they chose to visit on her, but she has never yielded, she has always withheld consent. However, meek she may have seemed, this deep stern resistance has always been there.

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