Vulnerability and Marginality in Human Services
Social Work in a Glocalised World
Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge
Mark Henrickson, Christa Fouché
June 01, 2017
Vulnerability has traditionally been conceived as a dichotomised status, where an individual by reason of a personal characteristic is classified as vulnerable or not. However, vulnerability is not static, and most, if not all, people are vulnerable at some time in their lives. Similarly,...
Mona Livholts, Lia Bryant
April 10, 2017
This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field of globalisation and social work. The volume brings together cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and Sweden. It proposes ‘...
Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri
March 30, 2017
Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social work profession was started by and maintained in large part by women and has been home to...
Kirsi Juhila, Suvi Raitakari, Christopher Hall
November 14, 2016
The impetus for this book is the shift in welfare policy in Western Europe from state responsibilities to individual and community responsibilities. The book examines the ways in which policies associated with advanced liberalism and New Public Management can be identified as influencing...
George Palattiyil, Dina Sidhva, Mono Chakrabarti
August 20, 2015
Social Work in a Global Context engages with, and critically explores, key issues that inform social work practice around the world. Social work can take many forms, and is differently understood in different parts of the world. However, at base, it can be seen as a profession which strives to...
Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Maureen Matarese, Carolus van Nijnatten
December 12, 2014
With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession’s key dilemmas. Applied discourse studies illustrate the importance of talk and interaction in the construction...