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By Marie Connolly

Offering companies which are culturally suitable is an ongoing problem for practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in the social prone. "Culture and baby security" is a concise exploration of the shut hyperlinks among social carrier practices and cultural values which deals a culturally delicate version of kid safety perform. The authors reveal the ways that a mix of non-public, expert and societal attitudes frequently effect perform judgements. In a context the place youngsters from ethnic minorities dominate the welfare facts of the Western economies, the authors argue opposed to a reliance on inflexible techniques to operating with specific ethnic teams. They suggest potent replacement techniques that would support social employees in responding properly to varied cultural wishes and conditions. Implications of cultural distinction also are thought of with admire to classification, socio-economic crew, gender and age, reinforcing the necessity to understand broader interpretations of distinction inside perform. This ebook is filled with built-in examples and case stories and in addition discusses wider perform concerns, resembling operating with offenders, the effect of investment restraints and the dynamic of reflexivity in perform and supervision. "Culture and baby security" is a key textual content that would support social employees and tradition teachers to appreciate the ways that cultural pondering impacts and shapes baby defense perform.

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In brief, first generation rights are concerned with the protection of civil and political rights such as the right to vote, freedom of speech, and the right to a fair trial. Second generation rights refer to the economic, social and cultural entitlements of individuals, such as rights to employment, a fair wage, education, health care, and participation in the cultural life of the community. Finally, third generation rights involve rights at a collective or group level and reflect group entitlements to goods such as economic development, an unpolluted environment, and self-determination for colonized peoples.

Thus our argument was really a reminder that in order to apply human rights it is necessary to take relevant contextual factors into account. For example, in the case of the ban on head scarves in French schools, there is a need to understand exactly what was at stake for the Muslim school girls, their families and culture, and for the French educational authorities. A closer analysis of the contextual factors may have revealed important similarities between religious symbols such as the Christian cross and the hijab and, given the permissibility of wearing the former, may have persuaded the government to allow the girls to wear the latter.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE / 49 Building cultural capital An important resource for dealing with cross-cultural disagreements over human rights is the development of cultural capital (Li 2006). Cultural capital accumulates by cultivating a body of informal knowledge of a culture and its customs and symbols, which results in the acquisition of attitudes and dispositions that respect other cultures and the dignity of human beings (Li 2006; Parekh 2006; Wong 2006). 214). At an institutional level, ensuring that representatives from different ethnic and cultural groups are represented on relevant institutions will help to incorporate varying perspectives on matters of public interest.

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