|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Formats||Paperback Ebook (PDF)|
If we are to fully understand the impact of local concerns on social work, we have to consider these in a global context. Rethinking Social Work in a Global World provides the key to better understanding. It critically examines the relationship between the global and the local in light of a range of social issues and shows how such analysis can assist in improving social work practice.
Incorporating the views of practitioners and analysing students perceptions of global issues, the authors:
■ draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science;
■ explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement;
■ examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and
■ provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice.
This timely text is essential reading for practitioners, students and academics across a range of disciplines that incorporate global concerns, including social work, social policy, social welfare and community care.