Transnational Social Work Practice by Nalini Junko Negi

Transnational Social Work Practice

byNalini Junko Negi, Rich Furman

Kobo ebook | August 22, 2010

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A growing number of people& dash;immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals and families& mdash;lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals move continually among places, countries, or cultures, never residing in one residence long enough to establish healthy and stable ties. Though migration itself has existed for centuries, today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications, as well as the availability of fast and cheap transportation, enable transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships and engage in transnational activities. Yet despite the transnational nature of these lives, social work lacks a transnational social work practice. In this innovative and pioneering volume, practitioners and scholars specializing in transnational issues develop a framework for transnational social work practice. They begin with the historical and environmental context of transnational practice, exploring the economic, ecological, and additional factors that affect at-risk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations, concluding with ways to incorporate transnational social work into the curriculum.
Nalini Junko Negi is assistant professor of social work at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work and coeditor, with Rich Furman, of Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues and Emerging Themes.Rich Furman is associate professor and director of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His most rec...
Title:Transnational Social Work PracticeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 22, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231526318

ISBN - 13:9780231526319

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Editorial Reviews

Transnational Social Work Practice acquaints professional social workers and students with transnationalism as a manifestation of globalization, in which economic issues contribute to migrants living in two or sometimes more countries simultaneously. It is a cutting edge text. Other books may mention this concept, but I am not aware of any book that focuses on it as a major theme.