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  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • A Culture of Fearby M.A. and Melinda Murphy LMFT Julian J. Dominguez

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County?s Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda Murphy, current and former DCFS employees, respectively, expose some of the most serious deficiencies of the agency. They detail systemic core issues... more...

  • Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Courseby Elaine Stratford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    By thinking in terms of the geographies of mobilities, we are better able to understand the central importance of movements, rhythms and shifting emplacements over the life-course. This innovative book represents research from a new and flourishing multidisciplinary field that includes, among other things, studies on smart cities, infrastructures... more...

  • Risk Management in Social Workby Frederic G. Reamer

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This all new edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer?s key reference for practitioners: Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of... more...

  • Baby Boomers of Colorby Melvin Delgado

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice... more...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • Social Workby Cynthia Bisman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new definitions and explanations for social work concepts and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential... more...

  • Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare Stateby H. S. Aasen; S. Gloppen; A. M. Magnussen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The concept of juridification refers to a diverse set of processes involving shifts towards more detailed legal regulation, regulations of new areas, and conflicts and problems increasingly being framed in legal and rights-oriented terms. This timely book questions the impact international and national regulations have upon vulnerable groups (the unemployed,... more...

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... more...

  • Managerial Prerogative and the Question of Control (Routledge Revivals)by John Storey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In both Marxist and non-Marxist scholarship there has been a remarkable neglect of the managerial control of labour. John Storey?s analysis of the modern labour process shows that managerial control is in fact more precarious than has been so far recorded. This book, first published in 1983, reassesses the Braverman theory of the inexorable degradation... more...