Microintervention Strategies

Microintervention Strategies

What You Can Do to Disarm and Dismantle Individual and Systemic Racism and Bias
1. Aufl.

von: Derald Wing Sue, Cassandra Z. Calle, Narolyn Mendez, Sarah Alsaidi, Elizabeth Glaeser

30,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 22.12.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119769989
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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Learn how you can help combat micro and macroaggressions against socially devalued groups with this authoritative new resource

Microintervention Strategies: What You Can Do to Disarm and Dismantle Indivdiual and Systemic Racism and Bias, delivers a cutting-edge exploration and extension of the concept of microinterventions to combat micro and macroaggressions targeted at marginalized groups in our society. While racial bias is the primary example used throughout the book, the author's approach is applicable to virtually all forms of bias and discrimination, including that directed at those with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, and others.

The book calls out unfair and biased institutional policies and practices and presents strategies to help reduce the impact of sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism. It provides a new conceptual framework for distinguishing between the different categories of microinterventions, or individual anti-bias actions, and offers specific, concrete, and practical advice for taking a stand against micro and macroaggressions.

Microintervention Strategies delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to confront individual and institutional manifestations of oppression. Readers will also enjoy:

- A thorough introduction to the major conceptual distictions between micro and macroaggressions and an explanation of the manifestations, dynamics, and impact of bias on marginalized groups.

- An exploration of the meaning and definition of micorinterventions, including a categorization into three types: microaffirmations, micorprotections, and microchallenges.

- A review of literature that discusses the positive benefits that accrue to targets, allies, bystanders, and others when microinterventions take place.

- A discussion of major barriers to acting against prejudice and discrimination.

Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in psychology, education, social work, and political science, Microintervention Strategies will also earn a place in the libraries of psychologists, educators, parents, and teachers, who hope to do their part to combat microaggressions and other forms of bias and discrimination.
In Chapter 1, we make a major conceptual distinction between micro and macroaggressions, explicate the manifestation, dynamics and impact of the latter on the lived experience of marginalized groups in our society, and reveal how they are often hidden or disguised in the customs and practices of institutions, the public policies of our society, and the racialized ideological beliefs of the general public.

In Chapters 2 and 3, we provide a new conceptual working definition of microinterventions and organize them into three types: microaffirmations, microprotections and microchallenges. We describe how each uniquely immunizes targets against, and nullifies or minimizes the negative impact of micro and macroaggressions.

In Chapters 4 and 5, we review literature that discuss the positive benefits that often accrue to targets, significant others, allies, well-intentioned bystanders, and broader social norms when concerned individuals engage in microinterventions. In addition, we cite scholarly work that explicates the costs of inaction in the face of racially biased and unfair actions.

In Chapters 5 and 6, we identify major barriers to taking action against prejudice and discrimination and suggest solutions for overcoming these challenges. These include the invisibility of bias, belief in their minimal harm, pressure to conform, threatening repercussions, and being paralyzed with indecision.

In Chapters 7, 8 and 9, we add to the original conceptual framework of microinterventions, provide anti-bias strategies and tactics that disarm microaggressions, formulate new strategies associated with social advocacy principles directed at macroaggressions, and provide examples of effective and functional anti-bias actions and tactics that can potentially be used by targets, parents, teachers, significant others, allies and bystanders.
DERALD WING SUE, PHD, is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University. He is the author of 23 books and over 170 scholarly publications and has led extensive cultural diversity training for many Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education.

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