Close to Home: Human Services in the Small Community / Edition 1

Close to Home: Human Services in the Small Community / Edition 1

by Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871013126

ISBN-13: 9780871013125

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: National Association of Social Workers/N A S W Press

Peppered with scores of evocative stories drawn from the media, fiction, and nonfiction, Close to Home delves into theories essential for understanding the myriad complexities of small-town America.

This book unveils the strengths found in settings outside the large, anonymous metropolis and demonstrates how the human services professional can tap into these

Overview

Peppered with scores of evocative stories drawn from the media, fiction, and nonfiction, Close to Home delves into theories essential for understanding the myriad complexities of small-town America.

This book unveils the strengths found in settings outside the large, anonymous metropolis and demonstrates how the human services professional can tap into these powerful forces. Focused on the sociocultural distinctions of these locales, the book explores their way of life, patterns of relationships, and the importance of shared history.
Special Features

* Explores the definition of the small community
* Uses real-life encounters and examples from the media and literature to address the social reality of the small community
* Focuses on the psychological and cultural elements of community that provide a sense of belonging and well-being
* Analyzes the distribution of power, influence, and leadership in small-community settings
* Delves into the tensions between small-town professionals and community residents from a philosophical as well as historical standpoint
* Provides a comprehensive theoretical base for understanding the different approaches required for success in social work practice within the small-community context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871013125
Publisher:
National Association of Social Workers/N A S W Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.81(d)

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