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Title The SAGE handbook of international social work / edited by Karen Lyons [and others]
Published Los Angeles : SAGE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 540 pages)
Contents Setting the Scene -- Globalisation and Indigenisation -- Reconciling the Irreconcilible in Social Work? -- Environment and Sustainability -- Human Rights -- Poverty, Development and Social Justice -- Migration, Minorities and Citizenship -- Political and Organisational Contexts of Social Work Internationally -- Social Work Theories, Research/Methods and Practices: Critical Perspectives and New Challenges -- Social Work Values, Ethics and Professional Regulation -- Social Work Education: The International Dimension -- Social Work Research -- Social Work, Economic Conditions and Livelihood -- Social Work and Health -- Social Work and Education -- Social Work, Social Justice and Protection: A Reflective Review -- Social Work and Changing Environments -- Social Work, Religion, Culture and Spirituality -- Disaster Management and Humanitarian Action -- Social Work, Political Conflict and Displacement -- The Life-Course Perspective and Changing Context of Families -- Childhood and Youth in International Context: Life Course Perspectives -- Adulthood -- Some Comparative and International Perspectives -- Older Persons and Social Work: A Global Perspective -- Social Work in Africa -- Social Work in Southern and Eastern Asia -- Social Work in Australasia -- Social Work in Europe -- The Middle East: Expanding Social Work to Address 21st Century Concerns -- Social Work in Latin America -- Social Work in North America and the Caribbean
Summary Contributions tackle both the global and local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogate the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic development -- Social aspects.
Human rights -- International cooperation.
Social service -- International cooperation.
Form Electronic book
Author Lyons, Karen, 1944-
ISBN 1446247597
Other Titles International social work