The modern world has produced a number of disadvantaged groups in all societies across the globe. As such, the problems of these communities are diverse, and researchers should use different approaches in the determination and solution of these problems. This book sets out the needs of social services for dealing with disadvantaged groups, and specifies the social services required for these communities and the role played by religious institutions in providing services to disadvantaged individuals. As such, it will serve as a reference book for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and researchers learning about recent developments in the fields of sociology, social work and theology.
Abdullah Ince holds a PhD in Sociology of Religion from Ankara University, Turkey, and is a Lecturer in the Theology Department at Sakarya University, Turkey. He has worked on projects for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) on the socialization of disadvantaged women. He has published articles on religious groups, religious institutions, religious education, disadvantaged groups, and aging.Ismail Akyuz holds a PhD in the Sociology of Religion from Sakarya University, Turkey, where he is currently a Lecturer in the Social Work Department. He has worked on projects for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) on the socialization of disadvantaged women. He has published articles on religion and politics, religious groups, religious education, disadvantaged groups and various social problems, including poverty, violence to women, and addiction.