Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World
Author : Gai Harrison
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2009-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9781137070777
ISBN 13 : 1137070773
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World Book Description:

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: ■ draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science; ■ explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement; ■ examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and ■ 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.


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