indigenizing

Indigenising Social Work: Research and Practice in Sarawak


Description
Format: Paperback, 205 pages
Subjects: Ethnic Studies, Social Studies
ISBN: 9789833782260
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2007
Price: RM25.00
 

This book explores issues, raises questions and illuminates the complexities involved in developing an indigenous, culturally appropriate social work practice in a culturally diverse region in Sarawak.

Using border crossings as the central metaphor, the author explores the local help-seeking and help-giving experiences which provided insightful data. The clear articulations raised by this book are not only relevant to Sarawak, but also to the social work profession’s grappling with the issues of appropriate practice in multicultural settings anywhere.

The exploration of culture, research and ways of knowing will also be of great interest to students and scholars in Social Sciences. The themes of searching from within, of uplifting indigenous knowledge of decolonising research methodologies within the lines of this book will strike a chord among all those who have traversed, or are exploring this journey.