Article: Subverting Racism: Critical Multiculturalism, Whiteness, and Social Work. David Nylund (USA)

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VSNT faculty member David Nylund suggests that most cultural diversity classes in social work are taught from a liberal or conservative multicultural perspective that precludes a power analysis and a critical discussion of whiteness. In order to undo this status quo, social educators and practitioners need to incorporate critical multiculturalism as a tool in subverting racism.


David Nylund MSW, PhD


David Nylund MSW, PhD has been a practicing narrative therapist for 27 years. In depth study of narrative therapy theory and post-structuralism led him towards completing a PhD in Cultural Studies with an emphasis on feminist and queer theory at the University of California at Davis (whose faculty included Judith Butler). David is now a full…


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