Social Work and Minorities: European Perspectives

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Migration and multiculturality are not new phenomena to Europe but recent periods of unprecedented human movement have established new and evolving diasporic configurations. Social Work and Minoritiescritically examines key concepts such as assimilation,

multi-culturalism, racism, marginalization and social exclusion. It will be an essential resource for social work practitioners and educators working with migrant communities throughout Europe.

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A guide to help people in the social professions meet the challenges of multicultural populations as people move into and around in Europe. Rather than prescribing a set of practices or values, raises questions and illustrates ways of thinking about them. Presents the information in case studies, practice accounts, research, theoretical debate, observations, and modelling to demonstrate the wide range of approaches. Emphasizes the importance of looking at power relationships, on the positioning of being a minority, and some of the consequent effects of migration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415169622
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' introduction
Pt. I The dimensions of social work and 'minority' discourse 1
1 Exploring concepts 3
2 Understanding migration 20
3 Multiculturalism, anti-racism and social work in Europe 36
4 Controls, rights and migration 58
5 Ethnic monitoring: bureaucratic construction of a 'minority' entity or identity 74
Pt. II Case studies of some common themes 89
6 Social work with linguistic minorities 93
7 Non-governmental organisations and the welfare of minority ethnic communities in Britain and Germany 110
8 Child welfare in wartime and under post-war conditions: the Bosnian case as a point of departure for reflections on social work with refugees 139
9 Collective action in a refugee camp: a case study 156
10 Gypsies and social work in Sweden 168
11 The 3 Rs in social work: religion, 'race' and racism in Europe 182
Pt. III Issues for the structuring of social work's future practice 209
12 Towards an emancipatory pedagogy? Social work education for a multicultural multi-ethnic Europe 211
13 Research with ethnic minority groups in health and social welfare 231
14 Social work, social policies and minorities in Europe 247
Index 265
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