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Social Services & Welfare

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    An eBook short. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year?from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee?to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing... more...

  • The Violence of Careby Sameena Mulla

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology,... more...

  • Social Work in East Asiaby Christian Aspalter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 64.95

    Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region.... more...

  • Social Change and Social Workby Timo Harrikari; Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala; Elina Virokannas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Social Work and Social Change discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline and practice is encountering global and local transformations. Divided into three parts, topics covered include the changing social work mandate... more...

  • Volunteer Tourismby Mary Mostafanezhad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This first full length treatment of volunteer tourism taking a longitudinal ethnographic approach offers a comprehensive and comparative study of the perspectives of Thai host community members, NGO practitioners and international volunteer tourists. The book thus shines an ethnographic lens onto the complexities and contradictions of the volunteer... more...

  • Against Securityby Harvey Molotch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the wars fought in its name, these measures are supposed to make us safer in a post?9/11 world. But do they? Against Security explains how these regimes of... more...

  • Enforcing Normalcyby Lennard J. Davis

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself. Enforcing Normalcy  surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal”... more...

  • Psychosocial Interventions for Genetically Influenced Problems in Childhood and Adolescenceby Richard Rende

    Wiley 2014; US$ 55.00

    How to weigh genetic factors while choosing the best psychosocial interventions Psychosocial Interventions for Genetically Influenced Problems in Childhood and Adolescence explores empirically supported psychosocial interventions in light of our current understanding of the genome. It considers how interventions may be modified and enhanced as... more...

  • Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Managementby Christine Owen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The fire and emergency services is a particularly large industry - in Australia alone it employs 250,000 personnel - yet there is very little by way of published human factors books addressing this sector directly. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative... more...

  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...