Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $28.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 80%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $28.55   
  • New (1) from $157.15   
  • Used (3) from $28.54   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

2008 Hardcover New Book New and in stock. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able ... to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Morden, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by

More About This Textbook


This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both Western and Indigenous social work across the globe to discuss some of the most significant global trends and issues relating to Indigenous and cross-cultural work. The contributors identify ways in which Indigenization is shaping professional social work practice and education, and examine how social work can better address diversity in international exchanges and cross-cultural issues within and between countries.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754648383
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Contemporary Social Work Studies
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 'Indigenization' as an outmoded concept

1 From 'indigenization' to cultural relevance Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John 13

2 Promoting reciprocal international social work exchanges : professional imperialism revisited James Midgley Midgley, James 31

Pt. 2 Indigenous social work : a just cause

3 Towards an understanding of indigenous social work Mel Gray Gray, Mel Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow John Coates Coates, John 49

4 Indigenous people and the language of social work Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow Mel Gray Gray, Mel 59

5 Indigenous social work in the United States : reflections on Indian tacos, Trojan horses and canoes filled with indigenous revolutionaries Hilary N. Weaver Weaver, Hilary N. 71

6 Decolonizing social work in Australia : prospect or illusion Linda Briskman Briskman, Linda 83

Pt. 3 Towards culturally relevant social work practice

7 The development of culturally appropriate social work practice in Sarawak, Malaysia Ling How Kee Ling, How Kee 97

8 The past, the present and the future : the New Zealand indigenous experience of social work Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata Walsh-Tapiata, Wheturangi 107

9 Tongan social work practice Tracie Mafile'o Mafile'o, Tracie 117

10 Critical reflections on an aboriginal approach to helping Michael Anthony Hart Hart, Michael Anthony 129

11 Home-made social work : the two-way transfer of social work practice knowledge between India and the USA Jayashree Nimmagadda Nimmagadda, Jayashree Diane R. Martell Martell, Diane R. 141

12 Localizing social work with Bedouin-Arab communities in Israel : limitations and possibilities Alean Al-Krenawi Al-Krenawi, AleanJohn R. Graham Graham, John R. 153

Pt. 4 Culturally relevant social work education

13 Reconfiguring "Chineseness" in the international discourse on social work in China Rick Sin Sin, Rick 165

14 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step : the development of culturally relevant social work education and fieldwork practice in China Angelina Yuen-Tsang Yuen-Tsang, Angelina Ben Ku Ku, Ben 177

15 Re-envisioning indigenization : when Benthuhuade and Bentude social work intersect in China Miu Chung Yan Miu, Chung Yan A. Ka Tat Tsang Tsang, A. Ka Tat 191

16 Developing culturally relevant social work education in Africa : the case of Botswana Kwaku Osei-Hwedie Osei-Hwedie, Kwaku Morena J. Rankopo Rankopo, Morena J. 203

17 Missing the 'flight from responsibility' : tales from a non-indigenous educator pursuing spaces for social work education relevant to indigenous Australians Susan Gair Gair, Susan 219

18 Picking up what was left by the trail : the emerging spirit of aboriginal education in Canada Gord Bruyere Bruyere, Gord 231

19 Indigenous social work education : a project for all of us? Erika Faith Faith, Erika 245

20 Hearing indigenous and local voices in mainstream social work Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John Tiani Hetherington Hetherington, Tiani 257

21 Conclusion Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John 271

Postscript Terms of endearment : a brief dictionary for decolonizing social work with indigenous peoples Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow 275

References 293

Index 329

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)