- Title Pages
- List of contributors
- Introduction: Social work in extremis – disaster capitalism, ‘social shocks’ and ‘popular social work’
- one ‘Popular social work’ in the Palestinian West Bank: dispatches from the front line
- two Samidoun: grassroots welfare and popular resistance in Beirut during the 33-Day War of 2006
- three Grassroots community organising in a post-disaster context: lessons for social work education from Ilias, Greece
- four Grassroots community social work with the ‘unwanted’: the case of Kinisi and the rights of refugees and migrants in Patras, Greece
- five In search of emancipatory social work practice in contemporary Colombia: working with the despalzados in Bogota
- six Addressing social conflicts in Sri Lanka: social development interventions by a people's organisation
- seven International organisations, social work and war: a ‘frog's perspective’ reflection on the bird's eye view
- eight Welfare under warfare: the Greek struggle for emancipatory social welfare (1940–44)
- nine Social welfare services to protect elderly victims of war in Cyprus
- ten Worker's eye view of neoliberalism and Hurricane Katrina
- eleven Social work, social development and practice legitimacy in Central Asia
- Conclusion Social work in extremis – some general conclusions
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