How does article address power, either implicitly or explicitly?
Select a research or theoretical article (or a chapter in an edited book) in social work or psychology and, using readings provided readings from outside. Perform a critical analysis of it with respect to the questions below. You must send a pdf of your chosen article along with the paper. On what theory or theories does the author depend? Is the use of theory well explained and effective in making/advancing the argument(s) presented? Are there other theories that might have been usefully employed? What elements of Western ideology are prominent in the piece? Can its core ideas be applied in non-Western contexts? How broadly contextual is the framing of its argument (i.e., how far toward the “macro” does it extend?)? Does the author make use of an intersectional framework? If so, in what way(s)? If not, how would the research benefit from such a framework? How does article address power, either implicitly or explicitly? If applicable, what ideas about health, illness and/or suffering are conveyed? What ideas, implicit or explicit, does it hold about difference? Does the author speak to potential critiques, debates, or theoretical positions in that oppose those put forward in the piece you have selected? Are the ideas presented useful to social work? If so, are they narrowly or broadly applicable? If not, why not? Readings ayne, M. (2014). Modern social work theory. (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. Chapter 8 Bundy- Fazioli, K., Quijanos, L., & Bubar, R. (2013). Graduate student’s perception of professional power in social work practice. Journal of Social Work Education, 49(1), 108-121. (Links to an external site.) Tew, J. (2006). Understanding power and powerlessness: Towards a framework for emancipatory practice in social work. Journal of Social Work, 6(1), 33-51. (Links to an external site.) O’Leary, P. Ming-Sum, T. & Ruch, G. (2013). The boundaries of the social work relationship revisited: Towards a connected, inclusive and dynamic conceptualization. The British Journal of Social Work, 43(1), 135-153. Listen Koenig, S. (Host). (). Some time when everything has changed. [Audio podcast episode]. In Serial. WBEZ Chicago. Watch McNally, C. (Director). (2014). Stickup Kid [Film]. Public Broadcasting Service. Transcript: Please ensure the following Article Selection-Article clearly highlights the use of a theory or theories in social work practice, policy, and/or research. Theory Identification-clearly identifies the theory or theories used in the article for analysis. Analysis of Theory Explanation-provides an excellent analysis of the author’s use of theory and author’s ability to use the theory to advance an argument. Intersectionality- provides an excellent analysis of the author’s use of intersectionality or offers an excellent analysis of how an intersectional framework could have strengthened the article. Power-provides an excellent analysis of the author’s analysis of power or offers an excellent analysis of how a power analysis could have strengthened the article. Elements of Western Ideology-Excellent recognition and analysis of the elements of Western ideology that are present in the article. Citations used no more than five years old. Please use Permalink for all citations used.