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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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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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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...

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Female Genital Mutilation

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Evalyne Kerubo Orwenyo.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5746 words.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been portrayed in the literature as an inhumane practice and a form of human rights abuse. Young women and girls who undergo FGM are subjected to the...

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Global Gender Inequality

Melissa B. Littlefield, Denise McLane-Davison and Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5764 words.

Mechanisms of oppression that serve to subordinate the strengths, knowledge, experiences, and needs of women in families, communities, and societies to those of men are at the root of...

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Global Health

Jessica Euna Lee.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy. 11933 words.

Within its 150-year history, public health has grown from a focus on local communities to include countrywide, then international, and now global perspectives. Drawing upon the United...

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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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Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

Rory Truell and David N. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6147 words.

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development (“the Agenda”) has been developed and promoted jointly by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the...

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Torture

S. Megan Berthold.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14781 words.

Although state-sponsored torture violates human rights and international law, it is a widespread practice worldwide. The effects are profound and extend beyond the targeted individual. This...

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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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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...

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Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8851 words.

The term social exclusion achieved widespread use in Europe from the late twentieth century. Its value as a concept that is different from poverty, with universal relevance, has since been...

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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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