Transnational Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0231144482
ISBN-13: 9780231144483
Edition: 2010
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Description: A growing number of people& dash;immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals and families& mdash;lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals move continually among places,  More...

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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/9/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

A growing number of people& dash;immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals and families& mdash;lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals move continually among places, countries, or cultures, never residing in one residence long enough to establish healthy and stable ties.Though migration itself has existed for centuries, today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications, as well as the availability of fast and cheap transportation, enable transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships and engage in transnational activities. Yet despite the transnational nature of these lives, social work lacks a transnational social work practice. In this innovative and pioneering volume, practitioners and scholars specializing in transnational issues develop a framework for transnational social work practice. They begin with the historical and environmental context of transnational practice, exploring the economic, ecological, and additional factors that affect at-risk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations, concluding with ways to incorporate transnational social work into the curriculum.

The Context of Transmigration
An Introduction to Transnational Social Work
Economic Globalization and Transnational Migration: An Anti-oppressive Framework
Transnational Social Networks and Social Development: Hometown Associations in Mexico and the United States
Environmental Decline and Climate Change: Fostering Social and Environmental Justice on a Warming Planet
Toward Sustainable Development: From Theory to Praxis
Services to Transmigrants
Social Work Practice with Victims of Transnational Human Trafficking
Social Work Practice in Refugee Resettlement
Transnational Men
The Unintended Consequences of Migration: Exploring the Importance of Transnational Migration Between Ecuador and New York
Migrant Workers in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates
Using Internet Technology for Transnational Social Work Practice and Education
Macro Social Work Practice with Transmigrants
Incorporating Transnational Social Work into the Curriculum
New Practice Frontiers: Current and Future Social Work with Transmigrants
Index

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