This book argues the necessity for social professionals working locally to equip themselves with knowledge of global mechanisms and cross-cultural issues. Local level examples include the increase in victims of trafficking or the effects of HIV/AIDS on some immigrant groups. International examples include the risk to children moving across borders, the growth of international pedophile networks, and the proliferation of terrorism.
Karen Lyons is Professor of International Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of East London. Kathleen Manion is Sessional Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of East London. Mary Serine Carlsen is Consultant Social Worker, Northfield Hospice Program.
• Notes on Contributors
• Introducing International Perspectives in Social Work
• Globalization: Fact or Fiction and Is It Relevant?
• Towards a New Equality: Social Divisions in a Global Context
• Loss: A Core Concept with Universal Relevance
• PART II: EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION IN PRACTICE: SOME TOPICAL EXAMPLES
• Communities in Conflict
• Natural and Forced Migration: Causes and Consequences
• Child Exploitation: Local and Global Protection
• Spreading Disease: Global Pandemics with Local Impact and Responses
• New Directions for Social Work in Conditions of Globalization