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  • Surviving Povertyby Joan Maya Mazelis

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one... more...

  • New Rules for Global Justiceby Jan Aart Scholte; Lorenzo Fioramonti; Alfred G. Nhema

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 31.99

    The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals that could reduce the most deplorable global inequalities. It asks: how did we get here?; where do we want to go instead?; and how do we get there? more...

  • Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Workby Sven Hessle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work?s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection... more...

  • Rural, Regional and Remote Social Workby Amanda Howard; Meaghan Katrak; Tamara Blakemore; Phillip Pallas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book gives voice to the direct practice experience of social workers working in rural and remote contexts using Australia as the primary case-study. The authors undertake a qualitative research project, conducting in-depth interviews to examine social work theory and practice against the reality of rural and remote contexts. Practice examples... more...

  • Summary of Evictedby . Instaread

    Instaread 2016; US$ 2.99

    Summary of Evicted by Michael Desmond | Includes Analysis Preview: Matthew Desmond?s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how access to housing affects the poor. Desmond... more...

  • China's Transition from Socialism?: Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-90by Dorothy J. Solinger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this volume address the industrial, commercial, urban and regional reforms of China's planned economy during the 1980s. The emphasis is on the dominating institutional and bureaucratic presence of the state even as it sought to loosen the pre-1979 vertically structured centralised command system and to introduce some market principles... more...

  • Poor Women, Poor Childrenby Rodgers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    This work presents the most recent data on poverty, family structure and participation in welfare programmes. It analyses the causes for the continuing rise in female-headed households, the high rates of poverty among such families, and evaluates past, present and future reform policies. more...

  • The Return of Foodby Godfrey Tawodzera; Jonathan Crush

    Southern African Migration Programme 2016; US$ 14.00

    The nadir of Zimbabwe?s political and economic crisis in 2008 coincided with the implementation of a baseline household food security survey in Harare by AFSUN. This survey found that households in low income urban areas in Zimbabwe?s capital were far worse off in terms of all the food insecurity and poverty indicators than households in the other... more...

  • Unequal Healthby Grace Budrys

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.99

    Unequal Health examines why stark differences in health and well-being persist across demographic groups. The third edition features a new chapter on diet, new discussions of substance abuse and the attention it receives depending on who is using, new discussion of the Affordable Care Act and its impact, and more. more...