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Social Issues

  • It Takes A Familyby Debra Jay

    Hazelden Publishing 2014;

    Counselor and interventionist Debra Jay shows alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support long-term sobriety Most books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment... more...

  • Recovery 2.0by Tommy Rosen

    Hay House 2014; US$ 16.95

    "The feeling was electric-energy humming through my body. I felt like blood was pouring into areas of my tissues that it had not been able to reach for some time. It was relieving and healing, subtler than the feeling from getting off on drugs, but it was detectable and lovely, and of course, there was no hangover, just a feeling of more ease... more...

  • Coming Up from the Streetsby Tessa Swithinbank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.50

    The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status and self-reliance. The story of the paper's... more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...

  • Urban Governance Voice and Poverty in the Developing Worldby Nick Devas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...

  • Ideology and the Fight Against Human Traffickingby Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoglu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter it. This book investigates counter-trafficking as... more...

  • Youth Suicide and Bullying: Challenges and Strategies for Prevention and Interventionby Peter Goldblum; Dorothy L. Espelage; Joyce Chu

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    High profile media reports of young people committing suicide after experiencing bullying have propelled a national conversation about the nature and scope of this problem and the means to address it. Specialists have long known that involvement in bullying in any capacity (as the victim or as the perpetrator) is associated with higher rates of suicidal... more...

  • Rethinking Unemployment and the Work Ethicby Andrew Dunn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates unemployed people's attitudes to employment. It reviews literature, identifies gaps in research and then presents findings from several new empirical studies. more...

  • Inequality and the 1%by Danny Dorling

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity. But inequality is more than just economics. Being... more...

  • Inspired Financeby Michael Looft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    By tracing an arc of thought and action from both historical and religious figures up through modern microfinance practitioners, Looft illustrates the many ways religious inspiration continues to remain at the crux of international economic development?while raising compelling questions around God and Mammon working together to help the poor. more...