Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

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If we are to fully understand the impact of local concerns on social work, we have to consider these in a global context. Rethinking Social Work in a Global World provides the key to better understanding. It critically examines the relationship between the global and the local in light of a range of social issues and shows how such analysis can assist in improving social work practice. Incorporating the views of practitioners and analysing students perceptions of global issues, the authors: a–n draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science; a–n explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement; a–n examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and a–n provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice. This timely text is essential reading for practitioners, students and academics across a range of disciplines that incorporate global concerns, including social work, social policy, social welfare and community care.such as promoting sustainable economic growth, developing vital infrastructure, improving access to basic services such as sanitation and clean water and ... Yet action research with poor people has illuminated not only their sense of pain and humiliation but also their enormous drive and potential to ... In addition to practical poverty alleviation strategies that practitioners employ on a daytoday level, anbsp;...

Title:Rethinking Social Work in a Global World
Author:Gai Harrison, Rose Melville
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-11-30


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