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  • Gender, Violence, Refugeesby Susanne Buckley-Zistel; Ulrike Krause

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Providing nuanced accounts of how the social identities of men and women, the context of displacement and the experience or manifestation of violence interact, this collection offers conceptual analyses and in-depth case studies to illustrate how gender relations are affected by displacement, encampment and return. The essays show how these factors... more...

  • Rethinking Povertyby Barry Knight

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    This book calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme by the Webb Memorial Trust, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want. more...

  • Killing Seasonby Carlton Smith

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    A New York Times –bestselling journalist traces a string of unsolved murders—and the botched investigation that let the New Bedford Highway Killer walk away. Over the course of seven months in 1988, eleven women disappeared off the streets of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a gloomy, drug-addled coastal town that was once the whaling capital of the... more...

  • Cold-Bloodedby Carlton Smith

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    From a New York Times –bestselling journalist: The story of the murder of a California attorney at the hands of the lethally cunning wife he never doubted. A wealthy and well-connected legal ace and the proud owner of a champion show horse, Larry McNabney had every reason to love his life. But when he disappeared in September 2001, his wife,... more...

  • Fatal Charmby Carlton Smith

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    From the bestselling author of The Search for the Green River Killer : A chilling true account of the dream husband who was every woman’s nightmare. Randy Roth was handsome, hardworking, kind, and in top physical shape. But for all his charm and good looks, he was seemingly cursed with the ladies. His first marriage ended in divorce before the... more...

  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dogby Bruce D. Perry; Maia Szalavitz

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 24.00

    Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation. more...

  • Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitationby LCSW PhD Lara B. Gerassi; PhD Andrea J. Nichols

    Springer Publishing Company 2017; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive text to critically analyze the current research and best practices for working with children, adolescents, and adults involved in sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). With a unique, research-based focus on practice, the book synthesizes the key areas related to working with victims of sex trafficking/... more...

  • Young and Homelessby Tina Byrom; Sheine Peart

    UCL Institute of Education Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation. more...

  • Children of the Sunby Morris West

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 12.72

    For his internationally bestselling Children of the Sun , Morris West walked the streets of impoverished postwar Naples to investigate the plight of the street children. He tells the story of Father Mario Borrelli who established a home for the children and became world-renowned as a result of this book. more...

  • Against Charityby Julie Wark; Daniel Raventós

    AK Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    A demand for justice and rejection of the philanthrocapitalism of charitable giving. more...