The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work

The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work

Author: Karen H Lyons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857023339

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

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The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed. With a truly international range of contributions, the Handbook incorporates perspectives from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and the Americas.

The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work

The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work

Author: Karen H Lyons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446263891

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

View: 696

Social work is a profession that is increasingly involved with issues which have a global dimension. This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed. Areas covered include: - Analysis of 'International social work' - Globalisation and indigenisation - Social justice and human rights - Poverty and livelihoods - Ecological issues - Migration - Education, theory, research and practice - Social work in different settings - Religion and spirituality - Responses to disasters and conflicts - Life course perspectives - Regional perspectives - Future directions With a truly international range of contributions, the Handbook incorporates perspectives from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and the Americas. It will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and academics working in the fields of social work, social welfare, human services, and community development worldwide, as well as service providers and policy makers in the international arena.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work

Author: Mel Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849207515

Category: Social Science

Page: 809

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 1412934990

Category: Research

Page: 572

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"This is an ambitious book. It aims at nothing less than a comprehensive account of the state of the art of social work research internationally and an intellectually original statement that will help to define and shape social work research. Those with a serious interest in social work research will agree that this is a major undertaking and one that should put social work research 'on the map'." - Ian Sinclair, University of York, UK "This terrific Handbook provides an essential map for navigating the complex currents of social work research today. It resists polemical and simplistic binaries to chart a course that emphasizes diversity, pluralism and sensitivity to political contexts in many featured exemplars. As key chapters note, inherent tensions at the heart of social work itself are mirrored in current debates about the purposes and methods of social work research. Rather than patch over differences, the volume invites us to understand historical roots of unresolvable tensions, and live with them. The international scope of the volume is unique--scholars from more than a dozen different countries were involved --and its broad scope counters the tendency toward parochialism of much North American literature. The Handbook should be essential reading for students and academics." - Catherine Riessman, Boston University, USA The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research provides a comprehensive, internationally-focused account of leading social work research, offering an original and defining statement on contemporary theory and practice within the field. The groundbreaking Handbook engages critically with the nature and role of social work research and evaluation in contemporary societies around the globe, and asks four key questions: - What is the role and purpose of social work research? - What contexts shape the practice and purpose of social work research? - How can we maximise the quality of the practice of social work research? - How can the aims of social work in its varied domains be met through social work research? Ranging over local, national and international issues, and exploring questions of theory and practice, this is a diverse and constructively organized overview of the field. It will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the expanding field of social work research, setting the agenda for future work in the arena.

The Handbook of Social Policy

The Handbook of Social Policy

Author: James Midgley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412950770

Category: Political Science

Page: 625

View: 984

'The Handbook of Social Policy' is a comprehensive examination of the development, implementation and impact of social policy. The contributors document the substantial body of knowledge about government social policies and their driving forces.

International Social Work

International Social Work

Author: David Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914086

Category: Social Science

Page: 433

View: 788

"This well-written book will undoubtedly help those interested in working in the domain of international social work and social development. -SHORTER NOTICESGlobal poverty, widespread conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, and the large population of displaced persons are just a few of the rising number of global situations that are adversely affecting the well-being of millions of people. Practitioners from several professions are deeply concerned about these issues and are becoming increasingly active in addressing these matters at the local, national, and international levels.International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice. Using an integrated perspectives approach, which incorporates global, human rights, ecological, and social development perspectives, authors David Cox and Manohar Pawar prepare readers to actively respond to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations, and ultimately to all of us. Key Features Provides an integrated perspectives approach to international social work and social development practice to give readers alternative theoretical frameworks not found in other books Focuses on the experience of teaching and practicing international social work, rather than reflecting on the field Includes tables, chapter summaries, learning exercises and questions, possible research areas, and recommended readings to prompt critical thinking and classroom discussion This book is designed to teach international social work practice to students and practitioners at all levels. International Social Work is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Work and Development Studies as well as an excellent resource for social workers, human services professionals, and development practitioners.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

Author: Pertti Alasuutari

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412919920

Category: Social Science

Page: 650

View: 448

The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis.

The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work

Author: Stephen A. Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003211968

Category: Social Science

Page: 0

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"The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work is a companion volume to the Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work. It brings together world leading scholars in the field to provide additional in-depth, and provocative consideration of alternative and progressive ways of thinking about social work. The Handbook is comprised of 46 newly written chapters (and one reprint) which concentrate on differences between European and American contributions in this field as well as explicitly identifying the significance of critical social work in the context of Latin America. It provides a further vital trajectory of intellectual practice theory via interdisciplinary discussion of areas such as biopolitics, critical race theory, boundaries of gender and sexuality, queer studies, new conceptions of community, issues public engagement, racism and Roma people, ecological feminism, environmental humanities and critical animal studies. The Handbook is an innovative and authoritative guide to theory and method as they relate to policy issues and practice and focus on the primary debates of today in social work from a critical perspective and will be required reading for all students, academics and practitioners of social work and related professions"--

The Handbook of Social Policy

The Handbook of Social Policy

Author: James Midgley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761915613

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 773

The Handbook of Social Policy is a comprehensive examination of the development, implementation and impact of social policy. The international team of contributors documents the substantial body of knowledge about government social policies and the forces which drive it. The book defines social policy, examines the history of social policy, discusses social services, explores the political economy of social policy, views American social policy in an international context, and speculates on the future of social policy.

The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice

The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice

Author: Sheila McNamee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529736656

Category: Psychology

Page: 696

View: 331

Showcases the latest theory and application of social construction across a range of disciplines with a focus on real-world practice in addition to theoretical work, thus making it useful for advanced students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

Author: William Outhwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206454

Category: Social Science

Page: 641

View: 322

"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a ′cookbook′ that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.