Tr ger Arbeitsfelder und Zielgruppen der Sozialen Arbeit

Author: Rudolf Bieker
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 9783170213807
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Soziale Arbeit hat sich in der Praxis stark ausdifferenziert und erheblich nach Arbeitsfeldern und Zielgruppen spezialisiert. Der Band stellt die Trager der Sozialen Arbeit vor und informiert systematisch und umfassend uber alle wesentlichen Arbeitsfelder/Zielgruppen in den grossen Bereichen Kindheit, Jugend und Familie, Arbeitsmarktintegration, Wohnen, Migration, Alter und Pflegebedurftigkeit, Gesundheit, abweichendes Verhalten/Resozialisierung. Der Band vermittelt nicht nur Kenntnisse uber die Zielgruppen und deren Problembelastungen, sondern zeigt an einer Vielzahl praktischer Handlungsfelder der Sozialen Arbeit zugleich die dort jeweils typischen Strategien sozialer Unterstutzung und Intervention auf, eingebettet in den jeweiligen organisatorischen und rechtlichen Kontext des Handlungsfeldes. Der Band kann als Basislekture im Studium ebenso genutzt werden wie zur Berufsorientierung und zur Vorbereitung der Praxisphasen wahrend des Studiums.

Gender Equality in Context

Author: Brigitte Liebig
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847407279
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Gender Equality has not yet been achieved in many western countries. Switzerland in particular has failed as a forerunner in integrating women in politics and economy. Taking Switzerland as a case study, the authors critically reflect the state of gender equality in different policy areas such as education, family and labour. The collection of articles reveals how gender policies and cultural contexts interact with social practices of gender (in)equality. They also outline the gender(ed) effects of recent changes and reform strategies for scientists, politicians and practitioners.


Author: Uwe Timm
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216265
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A daring and brilliant military tactician, Morenga was fluent in several languages and by all reports a man of compassion, intelligence, and integrity, as he led his people towards freedom.

Just for Today

Author: Tom Walsh
ISBN: 0615153453
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A collection of thoughts that can be opened to any page on any day to give ourselves a guiding thought for that particular day. And that guiding thought can help us in many ways. It may be a thought that opens our eyes to something new or something old that we take for granted ("I will notice the flowers"), it can guide our actions to help us to make positive contributions to the world ("I will spread encouragement"), or it can help us to be kinder to ourselves in the hope that in doing so, we can be kinder to others ("I'll remember that I'm a very special person"). All of them are focused on awareness, compassion, giving, appreciation, community, and many other topics that are found on the website Living Life Fully.

The Tables of the Law

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589882903
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"Brilliant…a little masterpiece."—Chicago Sun-Times "Beautiful…one of the best short novels he has written."—New York Times Book Review "Can rank with the best of Mann's writing."—The Boston Globe "Magnificent…one of the greatest bits of writing which one of the world's greatest writers has ever given us."—Chicago Herald-American "Brilliant…one of those splendid novelettes which in this reviewer's opinion represent the very essence of Mr. Mann's literary art."—Saturday Review of Literature "Thomas Mann wrote this engaging novella in a few weeks in 1943. (The new translation by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann, which is brisk and direct, is a welcome replacement of the fussier and less accurate English version done by Helen Lowe-Porter for the original publication.)…What is especially noteworthy about The Tables of the Law among Mann's fictions is its playfulness." —Robert Alter, London Review of Books "His senses were hot, and so he yearned for spirituality, purity, and holiness—the invisible, which seemed to him spiritual, holy, and pure." Thus Thomas Mann introduces Moses in The Tables of the Law, the Nobel Prize winner's retelling of the prophet's life. Invited in 1943 to write this story as a defense of the Decalogue, Mann reveals how strange and forbidding Moses' task was. As "the Lawgiver"—endowed with the wrists and hands of a stonemason—engraves the tablets, so he hews the souls of his people: "Into the stone of the mountain I carved the ABC of human behavior,but it shall also be carved into your flesh and blood, Israel…" Mann's tale of the ethical founding and molding of a people sharply rebukes the Nazis for their intended destruction of the moral code set down in the Ten Commandments. But does his famous irony and authorial license mock or enhance the Biblical account of the shaping of the Jewish people? You know the Bible story. Now read Mann's version—it will grip you anew. Newly translated from the German by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann. "To present the foundation of law for half the world is no simple task. The Tables of the Law is a historical title following Moses as he is tasked by God to present the ten commandments, providing a human and much different insight on the role of Moses as the Prophet of God. Expertly translated, The Tables of the Law is a solid addition to any literary fiction collection."—Midwest Book Review

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research

Author: Deborah K. Padgett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412951933
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The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.

Don t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287157669
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Living libraries work like regular libraries but the 'books' being 'borrowed' are people in order to facilitate dialogue and confront prejudices and stereotypes

Social Policy and Social Dimensions on Vulnerability and Resilience in Europe

Author: Birgit Bütow
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847404547
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There are two tendencies in present public discussions.Social problems have their causes in the individual, and are thus not a problem of socio-economic inequality. Consequently, we find an increasing policy in Europe of selfactivation and self-help as substitutes of social work. On the other hand, new types of social vulnerability and challenges for social work and social policy are detected which are discussed in the book in their European dimensions. Beginning in the last century in Europe, processes of social exclusion are discussed as common phenomena of the crisis in social welfare systems. They have their origins in the radical changes in paid employment, the weakening of family ties, and the increasing incapability of the welfare state to promote social inclusion. New types of ,social vulnerabilities’ are emerging - containing chances as well as risks. They are discussed in two ways. On the one hand the implementation of indicator-based management systems of social services is attempted, which implies a range of chances and risks in ethical and professional self-image. On the other hand there are self-help movements, social networks and other social types of resilience – which are often a complement or support to Social Work. Yet there is a policy to substitute Social Work by a strategy of self-activation. Both developments are signs of the present and indicators of the future of Social Work. They show the necessity of clarifying the social and political scopes and prospects of Social Work in societies at the crossroads of enhancing civility, human development and social security or overburden the vulnerable, who face new dimensions of psychological, ecological and economic distress. This book is an attempt to bring together several European discussions concerning Social Work and social politics.

European Social Work A Compendium

Author: Fabian Kessl
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847401476
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This volume gives an account of the fundamental developments transforming social work in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century. A European standard of social work has already emerged, but models for future European social work are absent. Therefore, the compendium gives an overview of the current transformation process for the first time, discussing the visible and invisible changes and mapping out where social work is positioned in the emerging post-welfare states. Contents include: A General Introduction: Transforming Perspectives. Social Work in Europe and European Social Work * Analytical Perspectives: Social Work in Europe and European Social Work in Post-Welfarist Contexts * Professional Perspectives: Main Approaches of Social Work in Europe and European Social Work * Positions: New Theoretical and Methodological Discourses of Social Work in Europe and European Social Work * Future Perspectives of Social Work in Europe and European Social Work * Social Work's Contribution to a Social Europe. [Subject: Social Work, European Studies]

The Metamorphosis of the World

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745690254
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We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.