Social work in extremis

Lessons for social work internationally

Edited by Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis

Social work in extremis

Edited by Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

200 pages
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9781847427182 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services needs are addressed and how? This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations in order to answer these questions. Examples include: war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and Tsunamis. The results show the innovative nature of grass-roots provision and social work intervention and will be of interest to all social work academics, students and professionals.
Contents
Introduction
Social work in extremis - disaster capitalism, 'social shocks' and 'popular social work' - Michael Lavalette
'Popular social work' in the Palestinian West Bank: dispatches from the front line - Chris Jones and Michael Lavalette
Samidoun: grassroots welfare and popular resistance in Beirut during the 33-Day War of 2006 - Michael Lavalette and Barrie Levine
Grassroots community organising in a post-disaster context: lessons for social work education from Ilias, Greece - Maria Pentaraki
Grassroots community social work with the 'unwanted': the case of Kinisi and the rights of refugees and migrants in Patras, Greece - Dora Teloni
In search of emancipatory social work practice in contemporary Colombia: working with the despalzados in Bogota - Carmen Hinestroza and Vasilios Ioakimidis
Addressing social conflicts in Sri Lanka: social development interventions by a people's organisation - Ashok Gladston Xavier
International organisations, social work and war: a 'frog's perspective' reflection on the bird's eyes view - Reima Ana Maglajlic
Welfare under warfare: the Greek struggle for emancipatory social welfare (1940-44) - Vasilios Ioakimidis
Social welfare services to protect elderly victims of war in Cyprus - Gregory Neocleous
Worker's eye view of neoliberalism and Hurricane Katrina - Marla S McCulloch
Social work, social development and practice legitimacy in Central Asia - Terry Murphy
Conclusion
Social work in extremis - some general conclusions - Vasilios Ioakimidis
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