Rethinking Social Work in a Global World: Issues and Challenges by Gai Harrison

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World: Issues and Challenges

byGai Harrison

Paperback | January 15, 2010

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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 analyzing 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
  • Provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice
  • Use of post-colonial theory and global focus on social work: gives the project a distinctive edge over competitors

    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.

  • About The Author

    GAI HARRISON is Lecturer at the School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests revolve around international social work, immigration, language and working with difference.   ROSE MELVILLE is Senior Lecturer at the Social Policy Unit and Honours Coordinator of the Bachelor of Socia...

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    Title:Rethinking Social Work in a Global World: Issues and ChallengesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0230201350

    ISBN - 13:9780230201354

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Rethinking Social Work in a Global, Post-colonial World
    The Global Economy, Poverty and Social Work
    Immigration and People Movement in a Global World
    Rethinking Women's Lives and Concerns at the Global/Local Interface
    Mental Health: An Emerging Global Health Issue
    Information and Communication Technologies and Social Work in a Global World
    The Environment, Sustainable Development and Social Work
    The Value of a Human Rights Perspective in Social Work
    Conclusion - Ending on an Uncertain Note