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Transnational Social Support by Cornelia Schweppe, Wolfgang Schröer, Adrienne Chambon

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1   Introduction

Adrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer, andCornelia Schweppe

Despite a wide range of theoretical and empirical analyses of the concept of transnationalism in the social sciences (sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, and geography), the notion has hardly been examined in a systematic fashion in social work with respect to the field's scholarly and professional developments (Homfeldt, Schroer, and Schweppe 2008; Negi and Furman 2010). Social work, as an applied professional field, can serve as a template for other professional disciplines such as education or nursing.

This volume focuses on social support from a transnational perspective and addresses a particular set of needs and the corresponding lack of appropriate ...

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