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Rural social work: International perspectives

Richard Pugh


In much of the West, the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This book draws upon a variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide a comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development.

Keywords: rural people, rural issues, rural social work, rural practice, rurality, casework, community development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347213
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Pugh, author