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SLWK 311: Social Work and Oppressed Groups

Terms related to difference

Searching with the term "difference" isn't always the best approach.  Using a combination of terms like the ones on this page will lead you to articles in which differences are expressed, addressed, analyzed, and made visible - differences that matter (race, class, gender, disability status, etc) and how they matter - how they affect specific outcomes, life-chances, etc.

Try a variety of concepts
  • labeling
  • marginal*
  • master status
  • oppress*
  • power*
  • prejudice
  • privilege
  • scapegoat*
  • social bias
  • stereotyp*
  • stigma
  • xenophobia