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Lavalette, M., & Ioakimidis, V. (Eds.). (2011). Social Work in Extremis: Lessons for Social Work Internationally.
Pub Date:
09/22/2011
Publication:
Name: Journal of Social Work Education Publisher: Council On Social Work Education Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Education; Sociology and social work Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Council On Social Work Education ISSN: 1043-7797
Issue:
Date: Fall, 2011 Source Volume: 47 Source Issue: 3

Accession Number:
272739148
Full Text:
Lavalette, M., & Ioakimidis, V. (Eds.). (2011). Social Work in Extremis: Lessons for Social Work Internationally. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press. $89.95 (cloth).

At the heart of both the international expansion of social work and the restructuring of social work in Britain are a number of key questions: What is social work? How relevant is its value base to practice? How can its values be operationalized? What is (or should be) the relationship between social work practice and the state? Who determines and controls what the service-user needs are, how those needs are met, and which services are delivered? This book addresses these questions by looking at a number of case studies where local social work and welfare projects have had to develop in response to extreme circumstances, including social work and war, social work under conditions of occupation, and social work under military regimes. With international contributions, the book shows how social work responses "in extremis" offer valuable experiences and lessons that can enrich mainstream social work theory and practice.
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