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The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work

Author: Karen Lyons
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Social work is a profession that is increasingly involved with issues which have a global dimension. This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Lyons
ISBN: 0857023330 9780857023339
OCLC Number: 767953147
Description: xxiv, 540 pages ; 26 cm
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.
Other Titles: Handbook of International Social Work
International Social Work
Responsibility: edited by Karen Lyons [and others].


This Handbook interrogates a key issue in the study of social work worldwide. Edited by the most respected researchers in the field, it brings together a truly international array of contributors.  Read more...
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''Faced with stark global challenges - social, economic, health-related, demographic - social workers require culturally appropriate knowledge to respond sensitively to complex needs. This book Read more...

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