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  • Celebrity Philanthropyby Elaine Jeffreys; Paul Allatson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 76.00

    There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity ? yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This book presents case studies of celebrity philanthropy from around the globe ? including such figures as Shakira, Arundhati Roy, Zhang Ziyi,... more...

  • The Care of Older Peopleby Mayumi Hayashi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Across the globe, populations are getting older. Hayashi surveys the development of residential care in Britain and Japan from the 1920s onwards, using regional case studies, and taking into account the influence of traditions and cultural norms. more...

  • Respectability and the London Poor, 1780?1870by Lynn MacKay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The population of London soared during the Industrial Revolution and the poorer areas became iconic places of overcrowding and vice. Focusing on the communities of Westminster, MacKay shows that many of the plebeian populace retained traditional working-class pursuits, such as gambling, drinking and blood sports. more...

  • Signs and Structuresby Pawel Rutkowski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 120.00

    This paper reconsiders arguments suggesting that sign language analyses must proceed differently to take into account their gestural, iconic origins. Lillo-Martin & Meier (2011) argue that agreement is ‘person marking’, shown by directionality. Liddell (2003, 2011) argues that directional verbs move between locations associated with... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Agingby Daniel Kaplan; Barbara Berkman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 139.99

    This Second Edition of the Handbook addresses the evolving interdisciplinary health care context and the broader social work practice environment, as well as advances in the knowledge base which guides social work service delivery in health and aging. This includes recent enhancements in the theories of gerontology, innovations in clinical interventions,... more...

  • Hearing Impairment and Hearing Disabilityby Dr Rebecca Phillips; Professor Anthony Hogan; Dr Mark Sherry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The purpose of this book is to challenge people (service providers, people with a hearing disability and those who advocate for them) to reconsider the way western society thinks about hearing disability and the way it seeks to 'include them?. It highlights the concern that the design of hearing services is so historically marinated in ableist culture... more...

  • No House to Call My Homeby Ryan Berg

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 25.99

    In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers, Berg witnessed the struggles, fears, and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street, tottering between destruction... more...

  • Die Fixierung in der Altenpflege aus strafrechtlicher Sichtby Ina Hoppach

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Freiheitsentziehende Maßnahmen sind in der Altenpflege tägliche Realität. Die Fixierung stellt dabei im Lichte der Menschen- und Grundrechte die gravierendste Form freiheitsentziehender Maßnahmen für die Betroffenen dar. Sie kommt vorwiegend zur Anwendung, um einer krankheits- oder gebrechlichkeitsbedingten Sturzgefahr entgegenzuwirken und die damit... more...

  • Keywords for Disability Studiesby Benjamin Reiss; David Serlin; Rachel Adams

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    Keywords for Disability Studies  aims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond. The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportation and the workplace, post-traumatic stress, and... more...

  • Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practiceby Laurie Ross; Shane Capra; Lindsay Carpenter; Julia Hubbell; Kathrin Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    The fundamental aim of youth work is to build trusting and mutually respectful relationships with young people, creating transformative experiences for young people in formal and informal spaces outside of homes and schools. These complex and multidimensional situations mean that the day-to-day work of youth workers is full of dilemmas, pitting moral,... more...