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Amy Rossiter

School of Social Work

Professor
Member, Graduate Program in Social Work
Member, Graduate Program in Women's Studies
 
Office: Ross S844
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66306
Emailrossiter@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.Atkinson.yorku.ca/~sowk/faculty/arossiter.html
 
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Critical perspectives in social work, ethics, applications of feminist postmodernism to social work. My research is aimed at strengthening the relationship between social work and social justice. I am interested in the small, everyday moments of social work practice and education that carry a history marked by conflict between social justice and social control. I am interested in exposing those moments to critical scrutiny so that we can more consciously make decisions about how we wish to create the culture that in turn creates us.

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Research Interests

Social Work , Ethics , Integration of Critical Practice, Critical Perspectives in Social Work, Applications of Feminist Postmodernism to Social Work

Current Research Projects

  • Works in partnership with PEACH, a Jane/Finch agency which serves youth  more...
  • Works in several capacities with Camphill Communities  more...
  • Project  more...
  • Community-university research partnership with PEACH (Promoting Economic Action and Community Health)   more...
  • Reflexivity in social work practice.   more...
  • The uses of theories of recognition for social work theory and practice.   more...

All Publications

Books

2000. Faucett, B., Featherstone, B., Fook, J., & Rossiter, A. (Eds.) . Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives. London: Routledge.

1988. Rossiter, A. From private to public: A feminist exploration of early mothering. Toronto: The Women's Press.

Book Chapters

2007. Rossiter, A. (2007) . Self as subjectivity: Towards a ‘use of self’ as respectful relations of recognition. In D. Mandell (Ed.), Revisiting the use of self: Questioning professional identities). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

2005. Rossiter, A. Where in the world are we? Notes on the need for a social work response to global power. In S. Hick, R. Pozzuto & J. Fook (Eds.), Social work: A critical turn (pp.189-202). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing.

2004. Badwall, H., O’Connor, P., & Rossiter, A. Living out histories and identities in organizations: A case study from three perspectives. In N. Gould & M. Baldwin (Eds.), Social work, critical reflection and the learning organization (pp. 143-160). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

2000. Rossiter, A., Prilleltensky, I., & Walsh-Bowers, R. A Postmodern perspective on professional ethics. In B. Fawcett, B. Featherstone, J. Fook, & A. Rossiter (Eds.), Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives (pp. 83-103). London: Routledge.

2000. Rossiter, A. The Postmodern feminist condition: New conditions for social work. In B. Fawcett, B. Featherstone, J. Fook, & A. Rossiter (Eds.), Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives (pp. 24-38). London: Routledge.

1996. Litner, B., Rossiter, A., & Taylor, M. The equitable inclusion of women in higher education: Some consequences for teaching. In R Nelson (Ed.), Inside Canadian universities: Another day at the plant. Kingston: Cedarcreek. Reprinted from Canadian Journal of Education.

1996. Rossiter, A. Finding meaning for social work in transitional times: Reflections on change. In N. Gould and I. Taylor (Eds.), Reflective learning in social work education: Research, theory and practice (pp. 141-151). London: Arena.

1991. Rossiter, A. Initiator status and separation adjustment. In C. Everett (Ed.), Marital instability and divorce outcomes. New York: Haworth, 1991. Reprinted from Journal of Divorce and Remarriage.

Journal Articles

2014. Rossiter, A. Axel Honneth’s Theory of Recognition and its Potential for Aligning Social Work with Social Justice. In press (March, 2014). Radical and Critical Social Work.

2011. Rossiter, A. & Heron, B. Neoliberalism, Competencies and the Devaluing of Social Work Practice. Canadian Social Work Review, 28(2), in press.

2011. Rossiter, A. Unsettled Social Work: The Challenge of Levinas’s Ethics. Published online, January 24, 2011. doi:1093/bjsw/bcr004.

Rossiter, A. (2011) . “Tolerance and the Liberal Subject in Classroom Assignments.” Critical Praxis Research Network Blog. Retrieved from http://cprnvictoria.com/. Critical Praxis Research Network, University of Victoria, Victoria BC.

Rossiter, A. (2011) . “Tolerance and the Liberal Subject in Classroom Assignments.” Critical Praxis Research Network Blog. Retrieved from Critical Praxis Research Network, University of Victoria, Victoria BC.

2010 Pollack, S. & Rossiter, A. Neoliberalism and the Entrepreneurial Subject: Implications for Feminism and Social Work. Course Website 


Critical perspectives in social work, ethics, applications of feminist postmodernism to social work. My research is aimed at strengthening the relationship between social work and social justice. I am interested in the small, everyday moments of social work practice and education that carry a history marked by conflict between social justice and social control. I am interested in exposing those moments to critical scrutiny so that we can more consciously make decisions about how we wish to create the culture that in turn creates us.



Degrees

EdD, University of Toronto
MSW, University of Toronto
BM, Cleveland Institute of Music


Research Interests:

Social Work , Ethics , Integration of Critical Practice, Critical Perspectives in Social Work, Applications of Feminist Postmodernism to Social Work

Current Research Projects

  • Works in partnership with PEACH, a Jane/Finch agency which serves youth
    Project Type: Self-Funded
  • Works in several capacities with Camphill Communities
    Project Type: Self-Funded
  • Project
    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    ATK Fellowship (York Internal Grant), York University
  • Community-university research partnership with PEACH (Promoting Economic Action and Community Health)
    Description: 
    This research supports a grass-roots agency in a disadvantaged neighbourhood by evaluating its education-based programs for youth who have been suspended from school. The major research focus is documenting the process through which alienated youth maintain a high level of engagement with PEACH.

    Role: Researcher

    Funders: 
    Toronto Dominion Bank

  • Reflexivity in social work practice.
    Description: 
    This study draws from the philosophy of Hannah Arendt in order to find theoretical justification for the concept of reflexivity in social work practice. Specifically, the study draws from Arendt’s work on thinking and judgement in relation to the political.

    Role: Researcher

  • The uses of theories of recognition for social work theory and practice.
    Description: 
    This study investigates the concept of recognition and assesses current attempts to theorize the relation between recognition and redistribution.

    Role: Researcher

All Publications

Books

2000. Faucett, B., Featherstone, B., Fook, J., & Rossiter, A. (Eds.) . Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives. London: Routledge.

1988. Rossiter, A. From private to public: A feminist exploration of early mothering. Toronto: The Women's Press.

Book Chapters

2007. Rossiter, A. (2007) . Self as subjectivity: Towards a ‘use of self’ as respectful relations of recognition. In D. Mandell (Ed.), Revisiting the use of self: Questioning professional identities). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

2005. Rossiter, A. Where in the world are we? Notes on the need for a social work response to global power. In S. Hick, R. Pozzuto & J. Fook (Eds.), Social work: A critical turn (pp.189-202). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing.

2004. Badwall, H., O’Connor, P., & Rossiter, A. Living out histories and identities in organizations: A case study from three perspectives. In N. Gould & M. Baldwin (Eds.), Social work, critical reflection and the learning organization (pp. 143-160). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

2000. Rossiter, A., Prilleltensky, I., & Walsh-Bowers, R. A Postmodern perspective on professional ethics. In B. Fawcett, B. Featherstone, J. Fook, & A. Rossiter (Eds.), Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives (pp. 83-103). London: Routledge.

2000. Rossiter, A. The Postmodern feminist condition: New conditions for social work. In B. Fawcett, B. Featherstone, J. Fook, & A. Rossiter (Eds.), Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives (pp. 24-38). London: Routledge.

1996. Litner, B., Rossiter, A., & Taylor, M. The equitable inclusion of women in higher education: Some consequences for teaching. In R Nelson (Ed.), Inside Canadian universities: Another day at the plant. Kingston: Cedarcreek. Reprinted from Canadian Journal of Education.

1996. Rossiter, A. Finding meaning for social work in transitional times: Reflections on change. In N. Gould and I. Taylor (Eds.), Reflective learning in social work education: Research, theory and practice (pp. 141-151). London: Arena.

1991. Rossiter, A. Initiator status and separation adjustment. In C. Everett (Ed.), Marital instability and divorce outcomes. New York: Haworth, 1991. Reprinted from Journal of Divorce and Remarriage.

Journal Articles

2014. Rossiter, A. Axel Honneth’s Theory of Recognition and its Potential for Aligning Social Work with Social Justice. In press (March, 2014). Radical and Critical Social Work.

2011. Rossiter, A. & Heron, B. Neoliberalism, Competencies and the Devaluing of Social Work Practice. Canadian Social Work Review, 28(2), in press.

2011. Rossiter, A. Unsettled Social Work: The Challenge of Levinas’s Ethics. Published online, January 24, 2011. doi:1093/bjsw/bcr004.

Rossiter, A. (2011) . “Tolerance and the Liberal Subject in Classroom Assignments.” Critical Praxis Research Network Blog. Retrieved from http://cprnvictoria.com/. Critical Praxis Research Network, University of Victoria, Victoria BC.

Rossiter, A. (2011) . “Tolerance and the Liberal Subject in Classroom Assignments.” Critical Praxis Research Network Blog. Retrieved from Critical Praxis Research Network, University of Victoria, Victoria BC.

2010 Pollack, S. & Rossiter, A. Neoliberalism and the Entrepreneurial Subject: Implications for Feminism and Social Work. Course Website