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Vulnerability and Marginality in Human Services

Vulnerability and Marginality in Human Services

1st Edition

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,...

Social Work in a Glocalised World

Social Work in a Glocalised World

1st Edition

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 ‘...

Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

1st Edition

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...

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

1st Edition

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...

Social Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges

Social Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges

1st Edition

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...

Analysing Social Work Communication: Discourse in Practice

Analysing Social Work Communication: Discourse in Practice

1st Edition

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...

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