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The Short Guide to International Development

By Nick Sage

Published

Jan 15, 2022

Page count

208 pages

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Short Guides

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978-1447348825

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198 x 129 mm

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Published

Jan 15, 2022

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208 pages

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Short Guides

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978-1447348832

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    Jan 15, 2022

    Page count

    208 pages

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    Short Guides

    ISBN

    978-1447348856

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    The Short Guide to International Development

    International development is a vibrant, interdisciplinary area of the social sciences. This Short Guide offers a uniquely succinct and balanced account of this politically charged subject. It distils both the classic and newer debates together in a clear framework and illustrates them with contemporary examples.

    Designed to introduce a wide readership to international development, the book:

    • considers how far the field has been reconfigured over time and to what extent it is likely to change in the future;

    • reviews contemporary topics including tourism, migration and digital technologies;

    • includes distinctive international case studies and examples.

    By providing a succinct evaluation of competing approaches to, and perspectives on, the idea and practice of international development, this book offers students across the social sciences a distinct and invaluable introduction to the field.

    Nick Sage is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Northampton.

    Introduction ~ John Gal, Stefan Köngeter and Sarah Vicary

    PART 1: The Transnational Transfer of the Settlement House Idea

    A brief transnational history of the Settlement House Movement ~ Stefan Köngeter

    Berlin’s municipal socialism: A transatlantic muse for Mary Simkhovitch and New York City ~ Barbara Levy Simon

    The French maisons sociales, Chicago’s Hull-House scheme and their influence in Portugal ~ Francisco Branco

    Settlement houses and the emergence of social work in Mandatory Palestine ~John Gal and Yehudit Avnir

    PART 2: The interface between the Settlement House Movement and other social movements

    University Extension and the settlement idea ~ Geoffrey A.C. Ginn

    Between social mission and social reform: The Settlement House: Movement in Germany 1900-1930 ~ Jens Wietschorke

    To be an Englishman and a Jew: Basil Henriques and the Bernhard Baron Oxford and St. George’s Settlement House ~ Hugh Shewell

    The English settlements, the poor man’s Lawyer and social work, c.1890-1939 ~ Kate Bradley

    PART 3: Research in settlement houses and its impact

    Putting knowledge into action: A social work perspective on settlement house research ~ Dayana Lau

    Animating objectivity: The Chicago settlement’s use of numeric and aesthetic knowledges to render its immigrant neighbours and neighbourhood knowable ~ Rory Crath

    PART 4: Final Reflections

    ‘The Soul of the Community’: Two practitioners reflect on history, place and community in two community-based practices from 1980 to 1995: St Hilda’s community Centre in Bethnal Green and Waterloo Action Centre in Waterloo, South London ~ Jeanette Copperman and Steven Malies

    Conclusion ~ Sarah Vicary