Postcolonial Social Work and Local Knowledge

Edited by Benjamin Bunk, Tanja Kleibl, and Ronald Lutz

Transcript-Verlag

Postcolonial Social Work and Local Knowledge

Pub Date: May 2019

ISBN: 9783837643145

350 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Postcolonial Social Work and Local Knowledge

Edited by Benjamin Bunk, Tanja Kleibl, and Ronald Lutz

Transcript-Verlag

Through an interdisciplinary approach discussing the importance of local knowledge in different fields, this volume seeks to illustrate the nexus between social work and development in the global south. The analytical and reflective contributions bring together scholars from various parts of the globe whose research focuses on the south. The texts show a new perspective on social work in the postcolonial and neoliberal era and emphasize the importance not only of the concept of indigenization but also of local knowledge and social movements for developing social work and relevant practices around the world.

About the Author

Benjamin Bunk is a fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His research focuses on social movements in Brazil.

Tanja Kleibl is a professor at the Munich Catholic University of Applied Sciences and has sixteen years of experience as a consultant for nongovernmental organizations in various African countries such as Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania. In her research, she explores postcolonial contexts and the role of NGOs.

Ronald Lutz is a professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany. He is active within the MA course International Social Work at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.