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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community Development in Taiwan

Wan-I Lin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings. 3509 words.

The United Nations has long promoted community development as a way to improve people’s livelihoods and beautify the environment, and the concept was adopted as the main approach to social...

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Roma Community, Roma Minority

Špela Urh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 6227 words.

The prevalent discourse about Roma community mainly occurs when the media reports “Roma problems.” Homogeneity, nomadism, and assumed innate characteristics (for example, laziness,...

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Undocumented Migrants and Detention Facilities

Jelka Zorn.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2014 .

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. 8992 words.

Being undocumented does not mean being without ties to one’s host society: undocumented immigrants might work and have family and friends; they might be active in community life, etc....

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Social Work in Cuba

David L. Strug.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5844 words.

This entry discusses the development of social work in Cuba since the revolution of 1959. It describes a community-oriented social work initiative created by the government in 2000 to...

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