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The Global Environmental Crisis: Implications for Social Welfare and Social Work

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Edited By: MD Hoff and JG McNutt

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Mar 1994 | #45587 | ISBN: 1856285855
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In the 21st century, environmental conditions promise to be the major force determining human survival and social development. This volume demonstrates the convergence between social and environmental problems and policies. The contributors document the environmental factors in social issues such as health problems, unemployment, racism and consumerism.


Part 1 Establishing the relationships between social and environmental issues: environmental foundations of social welfare - theoretical resources, Marie D. Hoff; social welfare policy and the environmental crisis - it's time to rethink our traditional models, John G. McNutt; environmental injustice - social welfare and toxic waste, Mary E. Rogge; in an age of ecology - limits to voluntarism and traditional theory in social work practice, Frank James Tester. Part 2 Developing practice and educational responses: endangered culture - Hawaiians, nature and economic development, Jon K. Matsuoka and Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor; environmental quality and social welfare in Poland, Richard S. Bolan; Navajo uranium workers and the environment - technological disaster survival strategies, Susan E. Dawson; occupational disease and the disadvantaged worker - a mandate for social work, Paula T. Silver; the environmental crisis and direct social work practice, Madeline L. Lovell and Douglas L. Johnson; citizen participation in environmental decisions - policy, reality, and considerations for community organizing, Stephen E. Kauffman; case studies in community organizing around environmental threats, Jan Gallagher Shubert; field education for environmental hazards - expanding the person-in-environment perspective, Mary E. Rogge; putting the environment into the human behaviour and the social environment curriculum, Stephen E. Kauffman et al; conclusion - dilemmas and challenges for the future of social welfare and social work, John G. McNutt and Marie D. Hoff.

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