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  • Crises, Conflict and Disabilityby David Mitchell; Valerie Karr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies,... more...

  • Thriving on the Front Linesby Bob Bertolino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Youth and Family Services (YFS) are part of residential and group homes, schools, social service organizations, hospitals, and family court systems. YFS include prevention, education, positive youth development, foster care, child welfare, and treatment. As YFS has evolved advances in research have brought forth a host of promising new ideas that both... more...

  • Social Policyby Hugh Bochel; Guy Daly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at... more...

  • Leverage for Goodby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99

    With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, new models for financing social and environmental objectives are urgently needed. Fortunately, a revolution is underway in the instruments and institutions available... more...

  • The Wonderful World of Workby Jeanette Purkis; Andrew Hore

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests. more...

  • Schwerbehindertenrechtby Nicolai Besgen

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2014; US$ 33.09

    Schwerbehinderte Arbeitnehmer nehmen in der betrieblichen Praxis einen Sonderstatus ein: So müssen sie z.B. bei der Besetzung freier Arbeitsplätze vorrangig berücksichtigt werden, ihr Arbeitsbereich ist ihrer Behinderung entsprechend zu gestalten, sie haben einen Anspruch auf zusätzlichen Urlaub und sie genießen einen besonderen Kündigungsschutz. Die... more...

  • Disability and Justiceby Christopher A. Riddle; Jerome E. Bickenbach

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 69.99

    Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice is an interdisciplinary examination of the practical application of the capabilities approach viewed through the lens of the experience of disability. Careful and critical examination of vital foundational concepts is undertaken prior to contextualizing the experience of disability and... more...

  • Man Without Wordsby Susan Schaller

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class... more...

  • Muslim Spain Reconsideredby Richard Hitchcock

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    This introduction to Muslim Spain covers the period from 711 to1502, giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made it a unique and successful society, and of its powerful legacy in the formation of modern Spain. Using a chronological framework and pushing the main historical developments to the forefront, the author keeps in view the... more...

  • Psychological Perspectives on Deafnessby Marc Marschark; M. Diane Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This edited volume picks up where Psychological Perspectives on Deafness, Volume 1 ended. Composed of review chapters that reflect cutting-edge views from well-known international researchers within the field, this book surveys issues within the field of deafness, such as cognition, learning disabilities, social development, language development,... more...