Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447330103 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447330097 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Islam and Social Work

Culturally Sensitive Practice in a Diverse World

Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Fatima Husain, and Basia Spalek

Islam and Social Work

Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Fatima Husain, and Basia Spalek

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447330103 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447330097 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Social services have typically addressed equality and diversity issues through the lens of race and ethnicity, while the faith identities of minority ethnic communities have been largely bypassed. But in our contemporary world, there is a strong need for policies and services that are sensitive to faith in general and to Islam in particular. This unique book 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, it examines religious precepts, cosmologies, philosophies, and daily practices, while acknowledging cultural variants and population heterogeneity. The second edition includes a comprehensive update of the research literature; detailed description and explanation of contemporary social work practice with Muslim service users, using an updated and expanded collection of international case studies; and new sections on religious extremism, aging, and end-of-life care. The only book specifically addressing social work with Muslim communities, Islam and Social Work provides an essential toolkit for culturally sensitive social work practice.
Review Quotes
David J. Gaylard, University of Chichester
“This excellent teaching and learning aid provides students with an insightful understanding of the Islamic faith to take forward into social work practice.”
David Pitcher, UK Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
“A really valuable and up-to-date resource that addresses all fields of social work. It gets at the questions that practitioners actually ask.”
Professional Social Work, on the first edition
Islam and Social Work is certainly an interesting and informative read, whether for the social worker or a broader range of practitioners.”
Ravinder Barn, Royal Holloway, University of London, on the first edition
“With the emergence of Muslim communities in Western societies, and in the context of Islamophobia, multiculturalism vs. social cohesion, and secularism vs. religious identities, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of culturally competent approaches in social work practice.”
Robert Adams, University of Teesside, on the first edition
“This book will be an invaluable resource for social workers wishing to come to grips with the complexity and range of different Islamic beliefs and to gain a critical understanding of how they affect practice.”
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