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  • The World and US Social Forumsby Judith R. Blau; Marina Karides

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. more...

  • Interpreting Welfare and Relief in the Middle Eastby Nefissa Naguib; Inger Marie Okkenhaug

    BRILL 2007; US$ 133.00

    Based on different problematic and methodological perspectives and new sources, this book?s contributions lie in the close study of welfare beyond the religious divides, codifications and indoctrinations. The time span ? from 1850 to the present day - represents moments of colonisations, occupations, wars and conflicts which resulted in un-met needs... more...

  • Making It Countby Stanley Lieberson

    University of California Press 1987; US$ 19.16 US$ 15.33

    This title reexamines and reconsiders the model of empirical research underlying most empirical work. The goal is neither a whitewash nor capital punishment, but rather it is to reform and mold empirical research into an activity that contributes as much as possible to a rigorous understanding of society. Without worrying about defining science or... more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • Stick Your Neck Outby John Graham

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    As President of the Giraffe Heroes Project, which since 1982 has been recognizing people who "stick their necks out for the common good," John Graham has seen what hundreds of average citizens around the world have done to bring about constructive change. He's drawn on their experiences, his own as a veteran environmental activist, and that of a hand-picked... more...

  • Crunchy Consby Rod Dreher

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 13.95

    When a National Review colleague teased writer Rod Dreher one day about his visit to the local food co-op to pick up a week?s supply of organic vegetables (?Ewww, that?s so lefty?), he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter Dreher... more...

  • Professional Ideologies and Preferences in Social Work: A Global Studyby Idit Weiss; John Gal; John Dixon

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 96.00

    Weiss, Gal, Dixon, and their contributors provide the first large-scale cross-national and cross-cultural examination of the views and the perceptions of social workers through this analysis of graduating social worker students on the threshold of their careers in social work. They identify and analyze the graduating social work students' attitudes... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduce a new relationship between time and space. Do the nascent possibilities of tele-work, distant access to public services and e-commerce offer both realistic and innovating perspectives for rural development? Are ICTs a threat rather than an opportunity for rural areas? Will these technologies... more...

  • Valuing Rural Amenitiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 43.00

    Economic valuation is widely used in OECD countries as a way of assessing the (usually monetary) value of goods that have no markets. In the rural context, valuation methods are used to argue for or against projects and policy choices in areas as diverse as agricultural support policies, local economic development, land use and biodiversity assessment.... more...

  • Investigating Sociological Theoryby Charles Turner

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    An original and enlivening book that really stands out amidst the drier, denser titles currently on the market. Brings social theory to life in an exciting and elegant way. more...