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Title Transnational social work practice / edited by Nalini Junko Negi and Rich Furman
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]
©2010
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Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Part I: The Context of Transmigration -- 1. An Introduction to Transnational Social Work -- 2. Economic Globalization and Transnational Migration:An Anti-oppressive Framework -- 3. Transnational Social Networks and Social Development: Hometown Associations in Mexico and the United States -- 4. Environmental Decline and Climate Change: Fostering Social and Environmental Justice on a Warming Planet -- 5. Toward Sustainable Development:From Theory to Praxis -- Part II: Services to Transmigrants -- 6. Social Work Practice with Victims of Transnational Human Trafficking -- 7. Social Work Practice in Refugee Resettlement -- 8. Transnational Men -- 9. The Unintended Consequences of Migration:Exploring the Importance of Transnational Migration Between Ecuador and New York -- 10. Migrant Workers in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates -- 11. Using Internet Technology for Transnational Social Work Practice and Education -- 12. Macro Social Work Practice with Transmigrants -- 13. Incorporating Transnational Social Work into the Curriculum -- 14. New Practice Frontiers: Current and Future Social Work with Transmigrants -- Index
Summary A growing number of people - immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals, and families - lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals continually move through places, countries, and cultures, becoming exposed to unique risk and protective factors. Though migration itself has existed for centuries, the availability of fast and cheap transportation as well as today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications have allowed transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships, as well as engage in transnational activities. Yet despite this new reality, social work has yet to establish the parameters of a transnational social work practice. In one of the first volumes to address social work practice with this emergent and often marginalized population, 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 and explore the psychosocial, economic, environmental, and political factors that affect at-risk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations utilizing this population's existing strengths. They conclude with recommendations for incorporating transnational social work into the curriculum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Immigrants -- Services for.
Migrant labor -- Services for.
Social service.
Form Electronic book
Author Furman, Rich.
Negi, Nalini.
ISBN 0231526318 (electronic bk.)
9780231526319 (electronic bk.)
(hard cover ; alk. paper)
(hard cover ; alk. paper)