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Social Work in a Glocalised World (Hardcover)
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This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field globalisation and social work. This interdisciplinary volume brings together cutting edge scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa and Sweden. It proposes ‘glocalisation’ as a useful concept for re-framing conditions and practices for social work in a world perspective.
Part I of the volume, The Glocalisation of Social Issues, deals with major environmental, social and cultural issues – migration and human rights, Indigenous rights, environmental problems, and gendered violence. Part II, Methodological Re-shaping and Spatial Transgressions of Glocal Social Work, develops an epistemology of situated knowledge and methodologies inspired by architecture and art, focusing on physical, material and emotional spatial dimensions of relevance to social work. Part III, Responses from Social Work as a Glocalised Profession, examines the concept of clienthood – especially in relation to those who have moved borders – and examines how social work has responded to specific social problems, crises and vulnerabilities in a glocalised world.