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The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work

Edited by: Lena Dominelli , Bala Raju Nikku , Hok Bun Ku

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138740792
eBook ISBN: 9781315183213
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315183213
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Green social work espouses a holistic approach to all peoples and other living things ? plants and animals, and the physical ecosystem; emphasises the relational nature of all its constituent parts; and redefines the duty to care for and about others as one that includes the duty to care for and about planet earth.

By acknowledging the interdependency of all living things it allows for the inclusion of all systems and institutions in its remit, including both (hu)man-made and natural disasters arising from the (hu)made ones of poverty to chemical pollution of the earth?s land, waters and soils and climate change, to the natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes which turn to disasters through human (in)action. Green social work?s value system is also one that favours equality, social inclusion, the equitable distribution of resources, and a rights-based approach to meeting people?s needs to live in an ethical and sustainable manner. Responding to these issues is one of the biggest challenges facing social workers in the twenty-first century which this Handbook is intended to address.

Through providing the theories, practices, policies, knowledge and skills required to act responsibly in responding to the diverse disasters that threaten to endanger all living things and planet earth itself, this green social work handbook will be required reading for all social work students, academics and professionals, as well as those working in the fields of community development and disaster management.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Green social work in theory and practice Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Transdisciplinary collaboration between physical and social scientists Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Disasters, health impacts and the value of implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The critical role of social work in disaster response Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Rebuilding lives post-disaster Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Green social work for environmental justice Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Promoting public interest design Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Solidarity in times of disaster Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Social work response to Himalayan disasters Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Dissecting a Himalayan disaster, finding pathways Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A post-Morakot environmentally friendly reconstruction solution Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Dominica – Tropical Storm Erika and its impacts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Developing green social work in a participatory small watershed management programme in China’s tourism city of Lijiang Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Reflections on a Tribal Kitchen Project Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Community gardening Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Food insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The food security crisis and CSA movement in China Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Environmental issues and controversies in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Green social work requires a green politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Green social work within integrated coastal zone management Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Social protection options for women farmers in the face of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Climate justice, capabilities and sustainable livelihoods Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The 2015 Chennai Floods Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Mitigating the impact of drought in Namibia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Understanding poverty through the experiences of women who are forced migrants Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Positioning Social Workers Without Borders within green social work Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Intersectionality in health pandemics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The arrival of chikungunya on the Caribbean island of Curaçao Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The challenge of maintaining continuity in health and social care during extreme weather events Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sowing the seeds Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The ecological hazards of nuclear waste disposal Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Integrating green social work and the US environmental justice movement Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Historical trends in calls to action Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Community resistance and resilience following an environmental disaster in Aotearoa/New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Human-made disasters and social work Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Strategies used by activists in Israeli environmental struggles Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Working with children in disasters Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Persons with disabilities in the Great East Japan Earthquake Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Social work and terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Personal reflections on the Prevent programme Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Reflecting on the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, tread carefully Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Making connections with survivors of a catastrophic flood in West Virginia Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Towards a curriculum in disaster risk reduction from a green social work perspective Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Greening social work education in Aotearoa/New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Greening Australian social work practice and education Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Greening social work education Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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