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Social Strains of Globalization in India: Case Examples

 
Merlin A. Taber . (Editor) Sushma Batra . (Editor)
Synopsis Thirtyeight case studies show the human side of "globalization. Written by social workers from all parts of India, these studies reveal the impact of social change on families and communities. Women, men, children and communities from every section are represented. Dynamics of family and community problems are depicted through the daily lives of individuals suffering from poverty, social isolation, pressures of modern urban life, or personal problems of addiction or handicap. A hopeful fand encouraging thread runs through these case examples because. In many cases, the people facing difficulties have joined their efforts with each other or with social workers to solve them and improve their lives. Written by professionals or volunteer helpers, these studies focus on human problems rather than helping programmes. Each case example offers a glimpse of the real-life suffering in some section of Indian society and efforts at improvement. Every reader will find something of interest. The old problems of poverty and discrimination have a new face under the impact of economic development and this book is only sample of such problems in India today. Ink addition the globalization of Indian society has brought new problems such as doubled demands on working women, forced relocation of poor families, increased alcoholism, abandonment of old parents, increased dowry demands, and higher school pressures for achievement. The book may be read as a meaningful survey of the social problems today, for its human interest, or seen as a picture of the currently social work practice in the form of actual cases. Professor Taber was Fulbright Lecturer in India during 1994-95. his duties brought him in contact with m any social workers and NGO executives in every corner of India and he used the opportunity to seek their assistance in compliing this volume. Sushma Batra teaches social workers throughout India enabled her to seek out the most interesting programmes and locate cases of special value for showing the impact of social and economic change on Indian families.
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About the authors

Merlin A. Taber .

Merlin A. Taber has practiced , taught and done research on social programmes for 45 years. Besides dueties and two state universities he has collaborated with government agencies to desing, implement and evaluate large social programmes. But most of his work has been on programmes for community care of the severely mentally ill, frail elderly, and adolescents from the city streets. His research and writings, several books and over k30 articles, primarily concern these three target groups and programmes for them. He took early retirement in 1990 and has since travelled and lectured in 9 countries of Asia and East Europe. This book was developedl with the help of Sushma Batra during the Fulbright Lectureship in India, 1994-95.

Sushma Batra .

Sushma Batra (b. 1953) graduated from the University of Delhi in 1973 and obtained her Master’s and M.Phil,. Degree in Social Work from the same university in 1975 and 1978. She joined the Department of Social Work of her alma mater in 1978 as Lecturer in the NASS Unit. At present she is Reader in the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. She has published a book, social integration of the Blind (Concept, 1981) and has to her credit several articles on the subject published in leading Indian and foreign journals. She has also directed a documentary on ‘Behaviour Problems and Child Guidance centre’. At Present she is actively involved in a variety of assignments related to her discipline. She is life member of the Delhi School of Social Work Society and at present Treasurer of the Society.

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Title Social Strains of Globalization in India: Case Examples
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175280034
length 367p., Figures; Plates; 21cm.