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The significance of anti-discriminatory practice: non-discriminatory discrimination and social advocacy

ByDYLAN RONALD TOMLINSON

In this chapter I examine the core themes of anti-discriminatory practice that are common to the range of approaches that I outlined in Chapter 1 of this book. I also identify the key distinctions that can be drawn between them, offer an interpretation of the connections between anti-discriminatory practice and occupational interests, and note the significance of work that has been carried out in this field for health and welfare services more generally. At least four types of nomenclature can be noted in relation to the approaches identified in earlier chapters: anti-racist practice; feminist nonoppressive anti-discriminatory practice; anti-discriminatory practice and anti-oppressive practice. In large part, however, it would be fair to say that nomenclature is not seen to be an issue by most of those delineating these practice frameworks.