Islam And Social Work: Culturally Sensitive Practice In A Diverse World [Paperback-2017]Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Islam And Social Work: Culturally Sensitive Practice In A Diverse World [Paperback-2017]Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

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This unique textbook enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations. Designed to support work with families and faith communities, this completely revised and updated edition examines religious precepts, cosmologies, philosophies and daily practices, while acknowledging cultural variants and population heterogeneity. It includes a comprehensive update of the research literature, international case studies, and new sections on religious extremism and ageing and end-of-life. This is the only book specifically on social work with Muslim communities and provides an essential toolkit for culturally sensitive social work practice.

About the Author

Professor Sara Ashencaen Crabtree MA, PhD, DipSW, FRSA, FHEA is Professor of Social & Cultural Diversity in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University (BU), South England. She is also a founding member and co-convenor of the Women s Academic Network at BU and has held the roles of Head of Sociology, Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Work, Sociology & Social Policy and Chair of the International Strategy Group at the same institution. Her academic background straddles the social sciences where she has a background in both sociology, anthropology and social work. She has enjoyed a flourishing international, academic career to-date, having worked extensively in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Consequently her research interests reflect an abiding and deep fascination with culture and diversity with a particular focus on marginalisation. She has published widely on mental health issues in Southeast Asia, as well as minority ethnic communities in Hong Kong. She retains a deep interest in the Middle East in relation to faith, social change and social welfare, as well as being very interested in international social work. She is the Editor-in-Chief of `Critical Studies in Socio-Cultural Diversity’, a new book series for Whiting & Birch Publishers that seeks to promote and publish scholarly monographs and edited collections in the social sciences.