Internationellt socialt arbete : definitioner och perspektivval i historisk belysning

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Internationellt socialt arbete : definitioner och perspektivval i historisk belysning

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dc.contributor.author Righard, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-18T11:42:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T04:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 127-146 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1104-1420 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16340
dc.description Internationellt socialt arbete röner idag allt mer uppmärksamhet. Det finns emellertid inte någon enhetlig syn på vad som utgör internationellt socialt arbete. Denna artikel bidrar med en historisk genomgång av vilka antaganden olika definitioner utgår från och vilka konsekvenserna av dessa perspektivval är. en_US
dc.description.abstract Social workers increasingly encounter individuals and groups who live their life oriented towards and sometimes even anchored in places in two or more countries. They also face situations and social problems that cannot be understood solely from a local perspective. This development has nourished the interest in international social work, which is growing in importance today. In spite of this growing interest there is a lack of a coherent definition of international social work. Due to this situation it is appropriate to review existing definitions of international social work and their underlying theoretical assumptions. The first definitions of international social work appeared in the 1940s in the shadow of the Second World War. These were based on a western understanding of social work and on modernization theory. A second wave of theory development came about from the late 1960s as societal power hierarchies and critical theory were brought to the fore in popular and academic debates. Globalization and the increased dependency between different parts of the world are of profound significance for ongoing theory development. This article shows that, while the first definitions of international social work were reduced to considering cross-border dimensions, over time inter-cultural dimensions have become an integral part of international social work. In what is today sometimes called transnational social work, the cross-border and cross-cultural dimensions of international social work are conflated. The article also shows how earlier discussions and dilemmas are reproduced in ongoing discussions. The article orgaanizes different theoretical positions in a table and hopes to stimulate further discussion of international social work. en_US
dc.language.iso swe en_US
dc.publisher FORSA - Förbundet för forskning i socialt arbete en_US
dc.subject internationellt socialt arbete en_US
dc.subject diversitet en_US
dc.subject internationell migration en_US
dc.subject begreppsutveckling en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Internationellt socialt arbete : definitioner och perspektivval i historisk belysning en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://svt.forsa.nu/ en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 20 en_US
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