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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)