The Leading eBooks Store Online

3,508,729 members ⚫ 2,065,349 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more
Browse our categories
  • Bestsellers - This Week
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pets
  • Bestsellers - Last 6 months
  • Games
  • Philosophy
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Books
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Political Science
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Body Mind & Spirit
  • House & Home
  • Reference
  • Business & Economics
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Computers
  • Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Science
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Law
  • Science Fiction
  • Current Events
  • Literary Collections
  • Self-Help
  • Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Sex
  • Education
  • Literary Fiction
  • Social Science
  • The Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Family & Relationships
  • Media
  • Study Aids
  • Fantasy
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Fiction
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Food and Wine
  • Performing Arts
  • True Crime
  • Foreign Language Books
Poverty

  • Rescuing the Vulnerableby Beate Althammer; Lutz Raphael; Tamara Stazic-Wendt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 140.00

    In many ways, the European welfare state constituted a response to the new forms of social fracture and economic turbulence that were born out of industrialization-challenges that were particularly acute for groups whose integration into society seemed the most tenuous. Covering a range of national cases, this volume explores the relationship of weak... more...

  • Poor Worker's Unionsby Vanessa Tait; Cristina Tzintzún

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 19.00

    Illuminates key connections between the social justice movements of the last fifty years and today's most innovative labor organizing. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Between the Social and the Spatialby Katrien De Boyser; Jürgen Friedrichs; Caroline Dewilde

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the beginning of the 1990s, the gradual widening of scientific and policy debates on poverty from a narrow focus on income poverty to a more inclusive concept of social exclusion, has made poverty research both more interesting and more complicated. This transition to a more multidimensional conceptualization of poverty forms the background and... 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...

  • Beyond the Resources of Povertyby Sebnem Eroglu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This groundbreaking volume researches the lives of gecekondu settlers in the capital city of Turkey in order to understand how households cope with poverty and why some households are more successful than others in reducing their deprivation. It takes a critical stance towards existing conceptions such as household survival, livelihood and coping strategy... more...

  • Reading Groups, Libraries and Social Inclusionby Eileen Hyder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Reading groups have grown rapidly in popularity and continue to be a significant cultural phenomenon. Reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of groups within society, including people with visual impairments (VIPs). This under-researched area is the focus of this... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Povertyby David Brady; Linda M. Burton

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99

    The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories and conceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient... more...

  • Catching a Caseby Tina Lee

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Based on extensive research into the child welfare system in New York City, Catching a Case reveals that, in the face of draconian budget cuts and a political climate that blames the poor for their own poverty, child welfare practices have become punitive, focused on removing children from their families and on parental compliance with rules. Rather... more...

  • The Idea of Home in Lawby Lorna Fox O'Mahony; James A. Sweeney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession explores an important set of legal and policy issues surrounding the concepts of home and homelessness, taking a growing area of legal scholarship into the new arena of human rights and international law. The collection considers the ideas concerning home - both in the sense of the dwelling place... more...