The globalization discourse in social work - with its exaggerated claims to social work's global influence must be seen as further evidence of the profession's territorializing agenda. It follows hard on the heels of social work's colonializing past and continues its penchant for spreading itself with missionary zeal. As with many modern, Western professions, social work adheres to the globalization agenda by holding to certain universal views of social life which can be applied to all situations and contexts. Social work is no exception in forever being on the lookout for opportunities to reconstruct its identity and enlarge its role.
Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice p. 13-29