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  • Normative Foundations of the Welfare Stateby Nanna Kildal; Stein Kuhnle

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is a sharp analysis of the unique Nordic welfare system with urgent lessons for governments and societies across the globe. Welfare programs and institutions tend to be analyzed as instrumental arrangements, overlooking the fact that welfare programs are essentially expressions of moral conceptions and values. This book recognises this distinction... more...

  • When a Heart Turns Rock Solidby Timothy Black

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR This provocative and compelling book examines how jobs, schools, the streets, and prisons have shaped the lives and choices of a generation of Puerto Rican youth at the turn of the twenty-first century. At the center of this riveting account?based on an unprecedented eighteen-year study?are three engaging,... more...

  • Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspectiveby H. Ervasti; T. Fridberg; M. Hjerm

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Addresses the effect that institutional settings typical to the Nordic countries have upon people's attitudes and behaviour. Placed within a European comparative perspective, this work focuses on issues relating to the welfare state, politics, family and work, as well as cultural concerns including economic morality and religiosity. more...

  • A Philanthropic Covenant with Black Americaby Rodney Jackson; Tavis Smiley; Emmett D. Carson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 17.46

    A Philanthropic Covenant will feature eight essays from several prominent African American grantmakers, scholars, activists and clergy that will examine critical elements of modern philanthropy and how they affect Black communities for good and for ill. Each chapter will include statistical documentation of the issues, strategic recommendations to... more...

  • Pocket Guide to Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluationby Thanh V. Tran

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    This volume in the Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods series will guide researchers in developing and assessing cross-cultural research measurements. Chapters illustrate how to formulate research questions, select observable indicators, understand cross-cultural translation, evaluate measurement equivalence, and discern between best and... more...

  • Handbook of Social Services for Asian and Pacific Islandersby Noreen Mokuau

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 64.00

    This handbook emphasizes culturally sensitive social services for Asian and Pacific Islanders. It integrates conceptual information with concrete, hands-on application of skills. The book is divided into three parts: (1) the nature and scope of social services for Asian and Pacific Islanders (2) Asian and Pacific Islander populations and (3) special... more...

  • Reconceptualizing the Strengths and Common Heritage of Black Familiesby Edith M. Freeman; Sadye L. Logan

    Charles C Thomas 2004; US$ 54.95

    The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive analysis and critique of the existing bodies of research literature on black families, children, and communities, and the effects of that literature on the status of this population today. New and expanded practice and research frameworks with culturally sensitive guidelines for rebuilding and... more...

  • Racism and Racial Identityby Lisa V. Blitz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    This powerful book examines the emotional and psychological impact of racism, culture and identity within the context of racism, and racial identity in treatment. The book's contributors address the "invisible" aspects of racism (stress, abuse, and trauma), social functioning, domestic violence, and foster care, with a special focus on women and West... more...

  • Handbuch Soziale Diensteby Adalbert Evers; Rolf G. Heinze; Thomas Olk

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Handbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über alle relevanten Aspekte der Sozialen Dienste in Deutschland. Es behandelt historische und theoretische Grundlagen, Fragen der Steuerung und institutionellen Strukturen sowie internationale bzw. europäische Entwicklungen im Bereich der Sozialen Dienste. Darüber hinaus wird die Bedeutung Sozialer... more...

  • Innovations in Delivering Culturally Sensitive Social Work Servicesby Yvonne Asamoah

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Innovations in Delivering Culturally Sensitive Social Work Services: Challenges for Practice and Education is for human service professionals and educators who are seeking innovative ways to make their practice and service delivery more culturally appropriate and their education and training more relevant. As Editor Yvonne Asamoah explains, ?There... more...