Social work ethics and values

An Arabic-Islamic perspective

Authored by: Abdulaziz Albrithen

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Ethics and Values

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138343931
eBook ISBN: 9780429438813
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429438813-38

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Abstract

Social work in the Arab world, similar to any other society, has undergone several changes over time. These changes were societies’ responses to new living conditions brought about by certain natural or man-made situations. One of the most significant changes in the early age of social work was the social transformation associated with the July 1952 revolution. The move then toward socialism and the Arab nationalism brought about significant changes in society due to the political influences related to this move. The vulnerability theory led some to believe that the emergence of nations in the West after the French Revolution also somehow awakened the nationalist feeling in the Arab countries.

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