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The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Social Work

Edited by: Tanja Kleibl , Ronald Lutz , Ndangwa Noyoo , Benjamin Bunk , Annika Dittmann , Boitumelo Seepamore

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138604070
eBook ISBN: 9780429468728
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429468728
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The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Social Work reflects on and dissects the challenging issues confronting social work practice and education globally in the post-colonial era. By analysing how countries in the so-called developing and developed world have navigated some of the inherited systems from the colonial era, it shows how they have used them to provide relevant social work methods which are also responsive to the needs of a postcolonial setting.

This is an analytical and reflexive handbook that brings together different scholars from various parts of the world ? both North and South ? so as to distill ideas from scholars relating to ways that can advance social work of the South and critique social work of the North in so far as it is used as a template for social work approaches in postcolonial settings. It determines whether and how approaches, knowledge-bases, and methods of social work have been indigenised and localised in the Global South in the postcolonial era.

This handbook provides the reader with multiple new theoretical approaches and empirical experiences and creates a space of action for the most marginalised communities worldwide. It will be of interest to researchers and practitioners, as well as those in social work education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Colonisation as collective trauma Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The relevance of Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire for a postcolonial education politics  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Colonialism and the colonisation of childhoods in the light of postcolonial theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Social work co-option and colonial borders Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Development. A postcolonial approach Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Towards a decolonial feminist approach to social work education and practice Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Conceptualising postcolonial social work and social movements Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Orientations from social movements Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Heterogeneity of social movements addressing the intersections of gender and race Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Collective learning in and from social movements Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social movements as pedagogical spaces Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Latin American social work and the struggles against professional imperialism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  We are beauty and we walk in it Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Liberation from mental colonisation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Border thinking and social work – is it possible? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Whose society, whose work? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The relevance and purpose of social work in Aboriginal Australia – post- or decolonisation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Women’s empowerment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Pushing for autonomous African development Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Decolonising social work practice and social work education in postcolonial Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social work with communities in Uganda Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Social work in Southern Africa in the postcolonial era Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Postcolonial dimensions of social work in the Central African Republic and its impact on the life of hunter-gatherer children and youth – a critical perspective Download PDF
Chapter  25:  A collaborative partnership as an effective model of social work – a case from Alexandra township in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Decolonisation and indigenisation of social work Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Decolonisation of community development in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The search for relevance Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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