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Understanding international social work: a critical analysis

By: Hugman Richard.
Material type: TextTextISBN: 9780230219595.
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Adopting a global frame of reference,�this text�provides a clear and comprehensive comparative analysis of international social work, using case studies to illustrate�practice issues�in different geographical locations. This book is essential reading for all students of social work taking modules on international practice.

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  • Preface (p. x)
  • 1 Introduction - The Global Growth of Social Work (p. 1)
  • The Early Days of Professional Social Work (p. 1)
  • Social Work Internationally Post-1945 (p. 3)
  • Social Work and Globalization (p. 5)
  • The Nation State and Globalization (p. 8)
  • Is Social Work 'Global'? (p. 11)
  • The Framework of this Book (p. 13)
  • 2 Different Visions of'International' in Social Work (p. 17)
  • The Elements of 'International Social Work' (p. 17)
  • Social Work(ers) in 'Other' Countries (p. 20)
  • 'International' Clients (p. 24)
  • Working with International Organizations (p. 27)
  • Social Work 'Exchanges' (p. 30)
  • Global/Local Social Issues (p. 32)
  • Forms of 'International Practice' - Some Broader Issues (p. 33)
  • Concluding Remarks (p. 35)
  • 3 Social Work with International Issues (p. 36)
  • Focusing on International Issues (p. 36)
  • Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Forced Migrants (p. 37)
  • Human Trafficking (p. 41)
  • 'Natural' Disasters (p. 44)
  • Poverty (p. 46)
  • Indigenous Peoples (p. 49)
  • International Social Work Issues (p. 52)
  • 4 Social Work and the UN Millennium Development Goals (p. 54)
  • The UN Millennium Development Goals in Context (p. 54)
  • The Millennium Development Goals (p. 57)
  • Implications for Social Work (p. 60)
  • What of 'Poverty Alleviation'? (p. 67)
  • Broadening the Role of Social Work? (p. 69)
  • 5 Different Forms of Social Work: A Pluralistic and Inclusive View (p. 72)
  • What is Social Work? (p. 72)
  • Different Forms of Social Work? (p. 73)
  • The View from the (global) North (p. 75)
  • The View from the (global) South (p. 78)
  • Is Social Development the Missing Link?|82
  • Combining the Micro and the Macro: Implications for Professionalization (p. 85)
  • Implications for International Social Work|86
  • 6 The Organizational Contexts of International Social Work (p. 89)
  • International Social Work Organizations (p. 89)
  • International Non-government Organizadons (p. 90)
  • The United Nations and its Agencies (p. 94)
  • The International Professional Organizations (p. 98)
  • Locating Social Work in Organizations (p. 102)
  • 7 International Perspectives on Social Work Education and Training (p. 105)
  • The 'Global Standards' (p. 105)
  • Against the Global Standards (p. 107)
  • Recent Developments in Social Work Education: Three Examples (p. 109)
  • International Issues in Social Work Education (p. 113)
  • International Social Work Education (p. 116)
  • 'Global' as a Contradiction Social Work Education (p. 119)
  • 8 The Possibility of an International Social Work Ethics (p. 121)
  • Social Work Ethics and Values (p. 121)
  • Social Work Ethics, Universalism and (Cultural) Relativism (p. 124)
  • The Particular Issue of 'Human Rights' (p. 127)
  • And What of 'Social Justice'? (p. 129)
  • Human Rights and Social Justice Together (p. 131)
  • Rethinking Human Rights? (p. 132)
  • The Implications for International Social Work (p. 134)
  • 9 Professional Imperialism: A Concept Revisited (p. 136)
  • Midgley's Analysis (p. 136)
  • Indigenization and Authentization Revisited? (p. 138)
  • An Example of 'Authentization' in Practice: Vietnam (p. 141)
  • Reversing the Process: 'Bringing it All Back Home'? (p. 143)
  • Social Work: One Entity or Many? (p. 145)
  • 10 International Social Work: Issues for the Future (p. 149)
  • Thinking about International Social Work (p. 149)
  • Universalism versus Localism (p. 153)
  • 'Visions' of International Social Work (p. 155)
  • Lessons for Social Work (p. 157)
  • Glossary (p. 160)
  • Bibliography (p. 168)
  • Index (p. 188)