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  • Racial Prejudice and Discriminationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Cultural diversity is central to Australia’s national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in violence and abuse. This book reveals the extent, causes and impacts of racism. What are people’s... more...

  • Children Living in Povertyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Globally, 400 million children are living in extreme poverty; nearly 600,000 Australian children live in relative poverty. What are the absolute and relative measures of poverty and deprivation for children in developing and developed countries? How does poverty impact children’s health, development and wellbeing? How can impoverished children... more...

  • Positive Body Imageby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Body image can be influenced by a complex interaction of factors ranging between a person’s individual thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours regarding their own body, and their perception of what counts as the ideal body within their own social and cultural environment, and in the media. This book explains body dissatisfaction and eating... more...

  • Australia's Political Systemby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The rise of minor parties and independent politicians in recent Australian elections has shifted the balance of power. Major political parties and voters now contend with a complex political landscape involving special interests and preference deals. This book explains the structure and functions of Australia’s government and how voting systems... more...

  • Gender Discrimination and Inequalityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Many countries have made real progress towards gender equality in recent decades. However, Australian women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance in their careers, and more likely to spend later life in poverty. Key gender inequality issues explored include sex discrimination, human rights and the law; women in leadership roles;... more...

  • Terrorism and National Securityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    According to the federal government, the threat of terrorism on Australian soil is real and enduring, and has become a persistent and permanent feature of Australia?s security environment. The main source of international terrorism and the primary terrorist threat to Australia is considered to be from a global militant jihadist movement, including... more...

  • HIV and AIDSby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The AIDS epidemic has spread for almost 30 years. Thirty-three million people are living with HIV worldwide and 28 million have died from an AIDS-related illness since 1981, mostly in Africa. A new HIV infection is diagnosed somewhere in the world every seven seconds and someone dies from an AIDS-related illness every 11 seconds. Almost 17,000 people... more...

  • Children and Young People at Riskby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Many Australian children and young people are at significant risk of abuse and neglect. The reported prevalence of child maltreatment (neglect, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse) is at alarming levels. Vulnerable families require intensive support from an overburdened system struggling to respond to mandatory reporting requirements. When is... more...

  • Social Impacts of Digital Mediaby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The rapid uptake of digital technologies has hugely impacted on the way we communicate, relate, learn, work, and spend our leisure time. Digital media literacy is the ability to access, understand and participate or create content using digital media. This ability is becoming integral to effective participation in the digital economy and Australian... more...

  • Poverty and Social Exclusionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession,... more...