Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social…

Paperback | April 30, 2014

bySusan C. Mapp

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Recognizing the growing importance of awareness of international social issues for social workers, this thoroughly revised edition provides an updated introduction to a variety of these issues in the Global South, including AIDS, forced labor and war and conflict. A new issue in this editionis examining how the changing physical environment impacts social work practice around the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other UN human rights documents, is used as a framework to examine examples of social injustice and human rights violations. The issues are examinedin their cultural contexts to help the reader understand how they developed and why they persist. Each chapter for a particular issue ends in a "Culture Box" which offers an in-depth look at the issue in a particular country, enabling the reader to gain a deeper understanding of how culture impacts the development of social issues. Suggestions for effecting change, both in one's personal orprofessional life are listed for each chapter and an Appendix offers a variety of resources for engaging in international social work.

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Recognizing the growing importance of awareness of international social issues for social workers, this thoroughly revised edition provides an updated introduction to a variety of these issues in the Global South, including AIDS, forced labor and war and conflict. A new issue in this editionis examining how the changing physical enviro...

Susan C. Mapp, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Elizabethtown College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. International Social Development2. Human Rights3. Human Trafficking4. International Child Welfare5. War and Conflict6. AIDS7. Issues Particularly Affecting Women8. Social Work and the Physical Environment9. Millennium Development Goals and Beyond10. A Call to ActionAppendix A: Universal Declaration of Human RightsAppendix B: Opportunities in International Social Work