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The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development

Global Perspectives

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  • Discusses how nations are meeting the needs of poor and marginalized communities in the Global South and Global North

  • Examines coping mechanisms and strategies of poor and marginalized populations in the Global South and Global North

  • Draws attention to global COVID-19 impact and highlights national responses in southern & northern countries/regions

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Table of contents (38 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Analysis: Social Issues and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Corona Challenging Social Work in Korea and Vietnam

      • Habin Jung, Quynh Anh Nguyen
      Pages 45-53
    3. Face Mask Wearing in Kampala, Uganda

      • Paul Bukuluki, Peter Kisaakye
      Pages 67-75
    4. Knowledge, Adherence, and the Lived Experiences of Refugees in COVID-19

      • Gloria Seruwagi, Catherine Nakidde, Eric Awich Ochen, Betty Okot, Stephen Lawoko, Joshua Kayiwa et al.
      Pages 119-131
    5. Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Migration in Brazil: Normative, Economic, and Social Issues

      • Eveline Vieira Brigido, Roberto Rodolfo Georg Uebel, Vítor Eduardo Alessandri Ribeiro
      Pages 153-162
  3. Strategies and Responses in Social Work: Globally and Locally

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

About this book

This book is a novel contribution to academic discourses on the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it has impacted societies globally. It proffers an overview on the social development and political measures, from both the Global North and Global South, to prevent COVID-19's spread. It illuminates major social, political and economic challenges that already existed in different contexts and which are also currently being amplified by COVID-19. Curiously, this global pandemic has opened spaces for different actors, across the globe, to begin to fundamentally question and challenge the hegemony of the Global North, which sometimes is evident in social work. Linked to the foregoing and while reflecting beyond the pandemic and into the future, the book proposes that social work must become more political at all levels, and strive to transform societies, global social development efforts, and economic and health systems. 

This contributed volume of 38 chapters discusses and analyses ethical, social, sociological, social work and social development issues that complement and enrich available literature in the socio-political, economics, public health, medical ethics and political science. It provides various case studies which should enable readers to gain insights into how countries have responded to the pandemic and learn how COVID-19 negatively impacted countries in different parts of the world. This book also provides a platform for the articulation of neglected and marginalized voices, such as those of indigenous populations, the poor, or oppressed. The chapters are grouped according to three main themes as they relate to research on the COVID-19 pandemic and social work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America:

  • Analysis: Social Issues and the COVID-19 Pandemic 
  • Strategies and Responses in Social Work: Globally and Locally
  • Outlook: Looking Ahead Beyond the Pandemic

Intended to engage a global, diverse and interdisciplinary audience, The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development is a timely and relevant resource for academics, students and researchers in inter alia Social Work, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Development Studies.

Keywords

  • social development responses to COVID-19
  • Covid and political measures on marginalized groups
  • societal effects of governmental responses to COVID-19
  • subordination of other important issues to pandemic response
  • social work and social welfare responses to COVID-19
  • Social policy in different countries in response to pandemic
  • local and indigenous knowledge in crisis management
  • translocal, international, postcolonial networking and crisis
  • national and international political strategies & corona-crisis
  • Global and local solidarity in the face of lockdowns
  • Human Rights and Global Justice during and after Corona
  • poverty, health care, education, violence and Covid-19

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migrató, Brasilia, Brazil

    Maria do Carmo dos Santos Gonçalves

  • Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, Germany

    Rebecca Gutwald

  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Würzburg, Germany

    Tanja Kleibl

  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt, Germany

    Ronald Lutz

  • Department of Social Development, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

    Ndangwa Noyoo

  • Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

    Janestic Twikirize

About the editors

Maria do Carmo dos Santos Gonçalves is director and researcher at the Scalabrinian Center for Migratory Studies in Brazil. She has a long experience in the field of social work in Brazil, working in the care of migrants and refugees. Her research interests include biographical and ethnographic narrative research, studies on contemporary diasporas, migration and refugees, the Middle East and Islam.

Rebecca Gutwald is a senior researcher at the Munich School of Philosophy, Germany, in a collaborative research project on the ethical use of algorithms in social work and child protection services. Previously, she was academic director of the graduate school on Ethics, Culture and Education at the Munich School of Philosophy, as well as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, Germany. Her main areas of research are political philosophy, the capability approach and the normative foundations of social justice. Her current focus lies on the topic of disadvantage, resilience and global social justice.

Tanja Kleibl is currently Professor for Social Work, Migration and Diversity at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS), Germany, and Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also Director of the Master’s Programme “International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants”. Previously, she was Professor for Scientific Foundations of Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg and Associate Professor for Social Work at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Munich. Her main research and teaching promotes knowledge and debate about discourses and concepts of development, migration and mobility, civil society as well as governance from postcolonial perspectives. Her emphasis is on social development and social work in the Global South whilst applying a political economy lens to enquiring about differences and contestations in the Global North. She brings together 15 years of extensive practice and research experience in development cooperation and migration.

Ronald Lutz, Dr. phil. Sociologist and Anthropologist, is Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences of Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany; Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt, Germany; and Research Associate at the School of Social Work, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. From 1993 to March 2019, he was Professor at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences at the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His fields of interest include poverty, social politics, social development, and international relations.

Ndangwa Noyoo is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. He is also Director of the Zola Skweyiya African Social Policy Innovation (ZSASPI) at UCT. Previously, he worked at the University of Johannesburg in the Department of Social Work as an Associate Professor. He was also employed by the South African Government in the Department of Social Development as a Chief Director / Social Policy Specialist, and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Social Work as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department.

Janestic Twikirize is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University, Uganda. She holds a PhD in Social Work and Social Development and an MA in Social Sector Planning and Management. She has also served as a visiting Lecturer at Gothenburg University in Sweden, University of Stavanger in Norway and Lincoln University in the UK.  She has published over 20 scientific papers including four books, and has made over 30 presentations in International conferences in the past 5 years.  She was previously Vice President of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa and a Board member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) until 2018. Between 2012 and 2018, she served as the East Africa regional Coordinator of PROSOWO, a 6-member advanced academic partnership that worked to strengthen professional social work in East Africa.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development

  • Book Subtitle: Global Perspectives

  • Editors: Maria do Carmo dos Santos Gonçalves, Rebecca Gutwald, Tanja Kleibl, Ronald Lutz, Ndangwa Noyoo, Janestic Twikirize

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84678-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-84677-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-84678-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 461

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Social Work and Community Development, Social Work, Diseases, Social Work Policy, Clinical Social Work, Welfare

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Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)