The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South

Politics, Sociology

The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies edited by Ray Hutchison, Bruce D. Haynes
Drought in Brazil : Proactive Management and Policy
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South by David Tittensor, Fethi Mansouri
Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research by Sana Loue

The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies edited by Ray Hutchison, Bruce D. Haynes

English | August 30, 2011 | ISBN: 0813345030 | EPUB | 386 pages | 4.6 MB

Too often the term ‘ghetto’ is simply applied to any African American community, to the inner city as a whole, or recently to anything that is degraded or unrefined. But what is a ghetto? Does it arise organically from cities, or is it a consequence of social conflict and government policy? Are the banlieues, barrios, favelas, shantytowns, and slums of Europe, South America, and other continents similar to the American ghetto?
The Ghetto invites us to reexamine our assumptions by addressing these and other critical questions. Concise, original essays from top scholars around the world clearly describe essential arguments and discoveries, making the current discussion of marginalized urban spaces accessible for all readers and students of urban studies and sociology.

Drought in Brazil : Proactive Management and Policy

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1498765661 | 247 Pages | True PDF | 17 MB

Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought’s onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades. However, drought management must be aimed at reducing the risks of future drought events on economies, the environment, and the social fabric of regions.
As with many countries, droughts are often managed as a crisis in Brazil, rather than events for which officials and communities proactively prepare. Although droughts are not new to Brazil, the recent spate of droughts in the poverty stricken semi-arid Northeast and the industrial hub of Sao Paulo in the Southeast has forced the country to think more seriously about finally changing its drought policies and management approaches.
The book is told through the perspectives of the ministers and secretaries, state policy and technical officials, civil society organizations, and development practitioners that helped to facilitate the shift in paradigm in Brazil from crisis management and towards proactive management of droughts. It is written in a style that is appealing to both technical and non-technical audiences, and aims to provide a framework and lessons for other countries to consider when embarking upon similar efforts to improve their own drought policy and management systems.

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber

English | May 15th, 2018 | ASIN: B075RWG7YM, ISBN: 150114331X | 369 Pages | EPUB | 5.69 MB

From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.
Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.
There are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.
Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.

The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South by David Tittensor, Fethi Mansouri

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1137587989 | 134 Pages | PDF | 4.6 MB

This book shines a light on the issues of governance, rights and the injustices that are meted out to an ever growing and vulnerable sector of the global migrant community – women. Whilst much of the current literature continues to focus on the issues of remittances and brain drain, there has been very little that examines concerns regarding governance and rights for female workers. This is especially true of the case of women who are particularly vulnerable and have been subject to sexual abuse. Such an omission is pressing given the fact that, as of 2009, only 42 countries have signed the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrants and Members of their Families. The authors thus demonstrate that migrants moving within the Global South are at a greater risk of being subject to social injustices on account of less developed welfare systems.

Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research by Sana Loue

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 330 Pages | ISBN : 3319774123 | 4.04 MB

This highly practical text surveys the myriad legal and ethical issues that social workers encounter both in daily practice and under special circumstances. Its initial section presents concepts in law and ethics that unite practitioners, researchers, and academics in the field, such as confidentiality, informed consent, and the interplay between social work and administrative and judicial systems. A selection of representative cases illustrates legal aspects involved in providing services to families, children, elders, and persons with disabilities. Also included are chapters on advocacy in social work, both in its potential to influence policy and on the global stage as part of the ongoing struggle for human rights and dignity.
Among the topics covered:
Confidentiality and the social worker-client relationship
Liability issues for social workers in the clinical context
Legal issues arising in the context of social work research
The social worker and forensic social work
Social worker involvement in access to school and school services
Social work in the context of health care
Legal issues working with immigrants, refugees, and asylees
The interface between social work and human rights
Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research is an interdisciplinary text aimed at social work, mental health, and legal professionals. It enhances the power of social work as an integrative system to support clients’ rights and agency.