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Setting the Context for Urban Community Social Work Practice

Melvin Delgado

in Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125467
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864188 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0002
 Setting the Context for Urban Community Social Work Practice

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This chapter presents a context for understanding urban-based macro practice. It begins by defining the meaning of urban. It then discusses the urban-political economic context, the importance of belonging to and having a sense of community in urban areas, and the role of “open space”, and how macro practice is urban specific.

Keywords: urban social work; social work practice; macro practice; urban communities

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