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Green social work : from environmental crises to environmental justice

Author: Lena Dominelli
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2012.
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"Social work is the profession that claims to intervene to enhance people's well-being. However, social workers have played a low-key role in environmental issues that increasingly impact on people's well-being, both locally and globally. This compelling new contribution confronts this topic head-on, examining environmental issues from a social work perspective. Lena Dominelli draws attention to the important voice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dominelli, Lena.
Green Social Work : From Environmental Crises to Environmental Justice.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
(OCoLC)779263722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Dominelli
ISBN: 9780745680828 0745680828 9780745662046 0745662048
OCLC Number: 863822432
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
A professional crisis within social and environmental calamities --
Reclaiming industrialization and urbanization for people --
Industrial pollution, environmental degradation and people's resilience --
Climate change, renewable energy and solving social problems --
Environmental crises, social conflict and mass migrations --
Environmental degradation, natural disasters and marginalization --
Scarce natural resources and inter-country conflict resolution --
Interrogating worldviews : from unsustainable to sustainable ways of reframing peoples' relationships to living environments --
Conclusions : green social work. Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Setting the Scene; The Structure of the Book; 2 A Professional Crisis within Social and Environmental Calamities; Introduction; A Profession in Turmoil; The New Challenges Facing the Profession; Fiscal, Social and Environmental Crises; Urbanization and Slum Clearances; Conclusions; 3 Reclaiming Industrialization and Urbanization for People; Introduction; Urbanization, a Defining Feature of Industrial Capitalism; Developing Alternatives to and within Centralized Urbanization; Conclusions. 4 Industrial Pollution, Environmental Degradation and People's ResilienceIntroduction; Reconceptualizing Resilience; Industrial Pollution and Accidents; Chemical Pollutants and Radioactive Gas Escapes; Caring for the Carers in Disaster Situations; Guidelines for a Virtual Helpline Support Network in Disaster Situations: The Christchurch Example; Social Worker Involvement in Industrial Pollution and Environmental Degradation Issues; Conclusions; 5 Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Solving Social Problems; Introduction; Climate Change; The Polluter-Victim Binary. Climate Change Endeavours Led by the United NationsEnvironmental Justice; Social Work Action on Climate Change; Risk Reduction; Conclusions; 6 Environmental Crises, Social Conflict and Mass Migrations; Introduction; The Impact of Environmental Crises on People's Movements; Migration as a Response to Social, Economic and Environmental Crises; Environmental Degradation and Food Production; Conclusions; 7 Environmental Degradation, Natural Disasters and Marginalization; Introduction; Exploring Marginalization and Social Exclusion; Sustainable Development. Coping with the Demands of a Growing World Population'Natural' Disasters are Aggravated by Human Actions; Conclusions; 8 Scarce Natural Resources and Inter-Country Conflict Resolution; Introduction; Scarce Resources and the Dynamics of Place and Space; Social Workers' Involvement in Situations of Resource Scarcity; Conclusions; 9 Interrogating Worldviews: From Unsustainable to Sustainable Ways of Reframing Peoples' Relationships to Living Environments; Introduction; Indigenous Worldviews; Indigenous Peoples' Struggles for Land and Self-Determination. A First Nations Environmental Assessment FrameworkConclusions; 10 Conclusions: Green Social Work; Introduction; Developing Holistic, Sustainable Practices; Working for a Sustainable, Interdependent and Healthy Planet that Nurtures All Peoples and Their Environments; Building Capacity in Communities; Conclusions; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.
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