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  • Losing Timby Paul Gionfriddo

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Paul Gionfriddo?s son Tim is one of the “6 percent?—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of help yet often underserved or ignored by our health and social-service systems. In this moving, detailed, yet clear-eyed exposé, Gionfriddo... more...

  • Anarcho-Modernismby Ian Angus

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of SFU?s Institute for the Humanities. more...

  • Financial Sustainability for Nonprofit Organizationsby Emmanuel Jean Francois

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    Nonprofit organizations face fierce competition for funding, especially during times of financial crisis. In order to effectively further their goals and make a long-term impact in the communities they serve, these organizations must remain financially viable and sustainable. This book equips students training to become better nonprofit leaders with... more...

  • 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 Deadly Life of Logisticsby Deborah Cowen

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our ?stuff? has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its... 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscapes of Despairby Michael J. Dear; Jennifer R. Wolch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in... more...

  • Plural Lovesby Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    When limitations are removed from loving (and from lovemaking), new worlds of possibility are opened. This book presents insiders? viewpoints on bisexual/polyamorous living! With historical and theoretical perspectives, testimonials, reports from the field, and creative writing, Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living examines group marriage,... more...

  • Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populationsby Alex Gitterman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 94.99

    Every day, social workers deal with individuals, families, and groups struggling with problems that are often chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected. When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, these populations become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration.... more...