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Understanding International Social Work.

Author: Richard Hugman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From its earliest days, social work has been international. Practitioners, educators, researchers and students work across national borders. Service users move between countries. And globalization has an ever-increasing impact on social issues. This absorbing text argues that understanding international social work is more than just 'knowing about other countries', instead there is a need for a greater breadth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010459086
(OCoLC)430839572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hugman
ISBN: 1137044217 9781137044211
OCLC Number: 965708981
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
the global growth of social work --
The early days of professional social work --
Social work internationally post-1945 --
Social work and globalization --
The nation state and globalization --
Is social work Global? --
The framework of this book --
2. Different visions of 'international' in social work --
The elements of international social work --
Social work(ers) in other countries --
International clients --
Working with international organizations --
Social work exchanges --
Global/Local social issues --
Forms of international practice --
some broader issues --
Concluding remarks --
3. Social work with international issues --
Focusing on international issues --
Refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants --
Human trafficking --
Natural disasters --
Poverty --
Indigenous peoples --
International social work issues --
4. Social work and the UN millennium development goals --
The UN millennium development goals in context --
The millennium development goals --
Implications for social work --
What of poverty alleviation? --
Broadening the role of social work? --
5. Different forms of social work: a pluralistic and inclusive view --
What is social work? --
Different forms of social work? --
The view from the (global) North --
The view from the (global) South --
Is social development the missing link? --
Combining the micro and the macro: implications for professionalization --
Implications for imnternational social work. 6. The organizational contexts of international social work --
International social work organizations --
International non-government organizations --
The United Nations and its agencies --
The International professional organizations --
Locating social work in organizations --
7. International perspectives on social work education and training --
The Global standards --
Against the global standards --
Recent developments in social work education: three examples --
International issues in social work education --
International social work education --
Global as a contradiction in social work education --
8. The possibility of an international social work ethics --
Social work ethics and values --
Social work ethics, universalism and (cultural) relativism --
The particular issue of human rights --
And what of social justice? --
Human rights and social justice together --
Rethinking human rights? --
The Implications for international social work --
9. Professional imperialism: a concept revisited --
Midgley's analysis --
Indigenization and authentization revisited? --
An example of authentization in practice: Vietnam --
Reversing the process: bringing it all back home? --
Social work: one entity or many? --
10. International social work: issues for the future --
Thinking about international social work --
Universalism versus localism --
Visions of international social work --
Lessons for social work.

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