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    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.59

    A gripping, sometimes surreal account of surviving one of the world's craziest and most dangerous prisons. more...

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    Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 4.36

    Riots, death, retribution and redemption in Scotland's infamous prison. Barlinnie is one of the most notorious prisons in the world and for more than a hundred years it has held Glasgow?s toughest and most violent men, swept up from the city streets. Ten men died on its gallows in the infamous Hanging Shed, including serial killer Peter Manuel. It... more...

  • Bangkok Hard Timeby Jon Cole

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers ganja and opium, which leads to a career as an international drug smuggler and jail time inside Bangkok?s notorious prison, the ?Bangkok... more...

  • Regulating the Poorby Frances Fox Piven; Richard Cloward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Historical study of the functions of the relief system in America reveals that its policies are cyclical, expanding in times of civil disorder and contracting once political stability is restored more...

  • Community Resourcesby Saddleback Educational Publishing; Joanne Suter

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Community Resources; Your Taxes at Work; Emergency Assistance; Services for Workers; Services for Citizens. This handbook offers... more...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, “work” means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically... more...

  • Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far Eastby Andrew A. Gentes

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 130.00

    ‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. more...

  • Selling Welfare Reformby Frank Ridzi

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform , Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare Reform... more...

  • Praxis for the Poorby Sanford F. Schram

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and... more...

  • Doing Harder Time?by Natalie Mann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus, this book offers a unique interpretation of research carried out with ageing prisoners and their prison officers and shows the reality of prison for those who are reaching the end of their... more...