Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-20 of 27 items for:

International and Global Issues in Social Work x Race and Ethnicity x clear all

African Americans: Immigrants of African Origin

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Tamarah Moss-Knight.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 4504 words.

The number and percentage of immigrants and refugees from Africa to the United States have increased substantially since the mid-1990s. Though still a relatively small percentage of the...

Go to »  abstract

Arab Americans

Kristine J. Ajrouch.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 1546 words.

Go to »  abstract

Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States

Miriam Potocky and Mitra Naseh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2857 words.

This article presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic, and...

Go to »  abstract

Ecological Social Work

Uschi Bay.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity. 7255 words.

Ecological social work requires a shift in thinking for social workers because it does not place humans at the center of its concerns. Rather ecological social work puts the...

Go to »  abstract

Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9200 words.

This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global...

Go to »  abstract

Immigration Policy

Uma A. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9028 words.

Individuals and families from around the globe form a continuous stream of immigrants to the United States, with waiting lists for entry stretching to several years. Reasons for this...

Go to »  abstract

Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival

Priscilla A. Day.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8228 words.

Indigenous people across the globe are struggling for the cultural survival of their families and communities. This article provides an overview of indigenous people across the world and...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Africa (Sub-Sahara)

Kwaku Osei-Hwedie.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2477 words.

Africa is one of the world's poorest regions and it faces numerous and complex challenges as it strives to achieve its development objectives. The main challenges relate to poverty and its...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asia

Ngoh Tiong Tan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2843 words.

Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns....

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands

Mel Gray and Kylie Agllias.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2147 words.

Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand are among the world's most “livable” countries, despite the increase in relative poverty and the negative effect of past policies on indigenous...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Caribbean

Peta-Anne Baker.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2393 words.

The Caribbean is a multiethnic, multilingual archipelago of island and mainland territories, with similar experiences of European colonialism and modern-day globalization. Inequality poses...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Central America

Maria Julia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3316 words.

The social, political, and economic features of Central America are summarized and the impact of economic and political processes on the region is highlighted. Predominant global,...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Europe

David N. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3859 words.

Europe includes not only some of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world but also some of the poorest. Social work as a profession has been well established for...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Middle East and North Africa

John R. Graham and Alean Al-Krenawi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2928 words.

North African and Middle Eastern nations have an 80-year history with social work, based on colonial, imported models of practice. There is some success in localizing social work to...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: North America

Wes Shera.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3355 words.

North America is one of the world's richest regions, and both the United States and Canada are ranked in the top 10 of the United Nations Human Development Index. However, poverty and...

Go to »  abstract

International Social Work and Social Welfare: South America

Irene Queiro-Tajalli.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4256 words.

South America, a land of beauty, diversity, and socioeconomic disparity, is going through a profound identity search, redefining the government's role concerning the welfare of its people,...

Go to »  abstract

Islamophobia

Altaf Husain.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Religion. 4700 words.

Islamophobia is not a new term but it has become commonly used in the United States following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This entry provides an overview of the demographics of the Muslim...

Go to »  abstract

Liberation-Based Practice

Rhea Almeida, Diana Melendez and José Miguel Paez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11951 words.

The process of decolonizing is a precursor to liberatory transformation and the foundation for the creation of liberation-based practices. Decolonizing strategies call for changing the lens...

Go to »  abstract

Multiculturalism

Eun-Kyoung Othelia Lee and Ruth McRoy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 5490 words.

This entry defines the concept of multiculturalism and explains, from a historical and contemporary perspective, its evolution and significance in social work. The relationship between...

Go to »  abstract

Research: Overview

Tony Tripodi and Marina Lalayants.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Race and Ethnicity; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 7219 words.

This entry reviews the state of social work research from the appearance of the social work research overview in the previous encyclopedia to the early 2010s. Social work research is...

Go to »  abstract