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  • Social Work and Geriatric Servicesby Sharon Duca Palmer

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    Social Work & Geriatric Services examines many facets concerning the care of the elderly. Topics discussed include chronic disease prevalence, conducting research with older people, cognitive functioning and social integration, exercise for the elderly, suicide and depression in the elderly, smoking cessation for elderly clients, health screening,... more...

  • Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Abuseby Sharon Duca Palmer

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    This book examines many of the predominant issues in the field of social work in mental health and substance abuse today. Topics discussed include incarceration of drug abusers, methadone treatment for heroin users, and substance abuse among sex workers. It also examines how parental smoking affects children?s attitudes, binge drinking, and the correlation... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    The Second Edition of the Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging describes innovations in clinical practice for populations that social workers serve, overviews of the arenas in which they practice, and major developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services. 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...

  • 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...

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

    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...