By Mel Gray,John Coates,Michael Yellow Bird,Tiani Hetherington
Riding at the good fortune of Indigenous Social paintings worldwide, this booklet offers case reviews to extra scholarship on decolonization, an immense analytical and activist paradigm between a number of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, together with educators, tribal leaders, activists, students, politicians, and electorate on the grassroots point. Decolonization seeks to weaken the results of colonialism and create possibilities to advertise conventional practices in modern settings. developing language and cultural courses; honouring land claims, educating Indigenous historical past, technological know-how, and methods of understanding; vanity courses, celebrating ceremonies, restoring conventional parenting methods, tribal rites of passage, conventional meals, and assisting and therapeutic utilizing tribal methods are primary to decolonization.
These insights are delivered to the world of foreign social paintings nonetheless ruled via western-based techniques. Decolonization attracts recognition to the consequences of globalization and the universalization of schooling, equipment of perform, and overseas ‘development’ that fail to embody and realize neighborhood knowledges and methods.
In this quantity, Indigenous and non-Indigenous social paintings students study neighborhood cultures, ideals, values, and practices as valuable to decolonization. Supported by way of a becoming curiosity in spirituality and ecological wisdom in overseas social paintings, they interrogate traits, concerns, and debates in Indigenous social paintings thought, perform tools, and schooling types together with a piece on Indigenous learn approaches.
The variety of views, decolonizing methodologies, and the shared fight to supply powerful specialist social paintings interventions is mirrored within the foreign nature of the subject material and within the mixture of participants who write from their contexts in several nations and cultures, together with Australia, Canada, Cuba, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA.
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Decolonizing Social Work (Contemporary Social Work Studies) by Mel Gray,John Coates,Michael Yellow Bird,Tiani Hetherington