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Poverty-Aware Practice for Social Work


Economy & Politics


Michal Krumer-Nevo


Bristol U.P. - Policy Press



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Michal Krumer-Nevo is a Professor at the Spitzer Department of Social Work at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


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.


“Skilfully interweaving theory, ethics and practice, Krumer-Nevo offers a rich and challenging solidaristic model for poverty-aware social work, grounded in recognition of the knowledge of people in poverty. It deserves to be read, and more importantly, acted on.”  -Ruth Lister, Member of the House of Lords  “Whether you are a seasoned social worker or just entering the field, saturated in burn out or giddy with enthusiasm, a policy maker, practitioner, researcher or activist, Michal Krumer-Nevo has gifted us a book for moving through the current global crisis, for recognizing poverty as a structural and also embodied experience, attending to brutal inequalities and accompanying people in pain. Krumer-Nevo holds our hands through the storm of the moment, gifting us with Poverty-...


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