Ray Lemay: SRV and bridge building

Ray offered a necessary reminder that the efficacy of valued roles opening the door to the ‘good things of life’ is dependent on what the particular culture or society actually has to offer in terms of the ‘good things of life.’ A society cannot offer what it does not have. We should concretely understand specifically what ‘good things of life’ the particular society we are in has to offer. Particular cultures/societies have specific ‘good things of life’ which are typically available and associated with a range of concrete valued social roles. Human services even in the ideal cannot, and should not attempt to or believe that they are able to, replace the ‘good things of life‘  which vulnerable, societally devalued people will benefit from. This is part of the essence of the power of the culturally valued analog concept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 12:38 am by MTumeinski · Permalink
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