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date: 03 December 2022

Culture and Identity in Generic Social Worklocked

Culture and Identity in Generic Social Worklocked

  • Ramona W. DenbyRamona W. DenbyUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
  •  and Allison BowmerAllison BowmerUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas


The notion of culture, while vast, is often conceptualized through an examination of gender, race, and ethnicity; class and economics; religion; sexual orientation; and even age. Social work assessments and related interventions rest on a fundamental understanding of a client’s history, environment, and current conditions. This article provides an examination of how particular sociocultural influences and identity development shape behavior and how social work practitioners—whether at the micro, mezzo, or macro level—use this understanding to effect change in individuals or environments.


  • Clinical and Direct Practice
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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