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Community and the Social Worker

Community and the Social Worker - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0875814384

Cover of Community and the Social Worker 3RD 01 (ISBN 978-0875814384)
ISBN13: 978-0875814384
ISBN10: 0875814387
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: F.E. Peacock Publishers
Published: 2001
International: No

List price: $156.75

Community and the Social Worker - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0875814384

Phillip Fellin

ISBN13: 978-0875814384
ISBN10: 0875814387
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: F.E. Peacock Publishers

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This text is intended to contribute to an understanding of human behavior in the social environment by providing social work students with an introduction to American communities. The primary focus is on local communities of place. Attention is also given to the communities of interest and identification that are intertwined with geographic communities. Ecological systems and social systems perspectives serve as conceptual and practical frameworks for examining the multiple communities in which people have membership, social identity, and social interaction.

This new edition begins with an exposition of the societal context of communities. American society is recognized as part of a global community and then examined as a social system, a community of communities, a multicultural society, and a civil society. A new chapter devoted to the nature of the American welfare state examines the way responsibilities for social and health care are carried out by private and public institutions. The book includes revised and updated discussions of systems perspectives on communities drawn from social work and social science research literature. Community issues covered by the news media are incorporated into each chapter. The closing chapters of the new edition examine the processes of social conflict and social integration and their relationship to goals for a competent community and the practice of social work.

Special attention is given throughout the text to communities of identification and interest, particularly groups distinguished by race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental ability, age, and national origin. Finally, the new edition emphasizes the way that discrimination, economic deprivation, and oppression affect populations at risk and the role communities play in the pursuit of individual and collective social and economic justice.

Author Bio

Fellin, Phillip L. : University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Societal Context of Communities

Chapter 2 American Society as a Welfare State

Chapter 3 Defining Communities

Chapter 4 Community Competence and Systems Perspectives

Chapter 5 Demographic Development of Communities

Chapter 6 Stratification by Social Class

Chapter 7 Neighborhood Communities

Chapter 8 Social Class and Ethnic/Cultural Neighborhoods

Chapter 9 Community Social Welfare and Health Care Systems

Chapter 10 The Community Education Systems

Chapter 11 Community Economic Systems

Chapter 12 Community Political Systems

Chapter 13 Community Conflict

Chapter 14 Social Integration in Communities

Chapter 15 Communities and Social Work Practice

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