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Social Policy

  • The Appalachian Regional Commissionby Michael Bradshaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The images of poverty in Appalachia that John F. Kennedy used in his campaign for the presidency in 1960 shocked and disturbed many Americans. Five years later, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. Congress demonstrated their commitment to that neglected and exploited region with the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission. In this insightful... more...

  • Perspectives in Developmental Changeby Art Jr. Gallaher

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this volume a number of distinguished social scientists representing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and political science, explore essential problems of developmental change against the theoretical background and empirical data of their own and related disciplines. Developmental change is here viewed under a... more...

  • Luke Pryor Blackburnby Nancy Disher Baird

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Deadly epidemics of yellow fever and Asiatic cholera plagued the South throughout the nineteenth century, yet doctors had few effective weapons against the diseases. Luke Pryor Blackburn, a Kentucky-born physician, worked with more success than most to save the lives of those who were stricken and to prevent the spread of infection. He aided towns... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studiesby Siobhan Kattago

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    Memory has long been a subject of fascination for poets, artists, philosophers and historians. This timely volume, edited by Siobhan Kattago, examines how past events are remembered, contested, forgotten, learned from and shared with others. Featuring contributions from key thinkers in the field, this comprehensive volume will be a valuable resource... more...

  • Hegel's Phenomenology and Foucault's Genealogyby Evangelia Sembou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Previously considered two different strands within continental thought, this book compares and contrasts Hegel's 'phenomenology' and Foucault's 'genealogy', contending that in spite of their differences, these approaches share important commonalities. Considering the possibility of developing a dialectical approach of 'phenomenology'... more...

  • State, Society and Information Technology in Asiaby Alan Chong; Faizal Bin Yahya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Calling attention to the unique social and political uses being made of IT in Asia, in the service of offline and online causes predominantly filtered by pre-existing social milieus, the contributors examine the multiple dimensions of Asian differences in the sociology and politics of IT and show how present trends suggest that advanced electronic... more...

  • A Discourse Analysis of Corruptionby Blendi Kajsiu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to... more...

  • Government Paternalismby Julian Le Grand; Bill New

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens? behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana?or does this create a nanny state, leading to infantilization, demotivation, and breaches in individual autonomy? Looking at examples from... more...

  • Chasing the Screamby Johann Hari

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets – and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are... more...