Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861347213 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781861347206 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Rural Social Work

An International Perspective

Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers

Rural Social Work
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Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages | © 2010
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861347213 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781861347206 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only
In much of the West the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This stimulating book draws upon a rich variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part of the book turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development. This book is relevant to planners, managers and practitioners not only in social work but also in other welfare services such as health and youth work, who are likely to face similar challenges.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part One: The experience of rurality
1. Contexts of practice
2. The social dynamics of small communities
3. Indigenous peoples: dispossession, colonisation and discrimination
4. The experience of other minorities
5. Problems and possibilities in rural practice
Part Two: Developing rural practice
6. Models for practice 1: personal social services
7. Models for practice 2: community social work
8. Workforce issues

Conclusion
References
Index
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