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  • Social Theory and Social Historyby Donald M. MacRaild

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the development of social history and the complex relationship between social history and social theory. It covers the major developments within social history, and offers an introduction to many of the most important social theorists, as well as to current debates within historiography. more...

  • The Positive School of Criminologyby Enrico Ferri

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures... more...

  • Introduction to Social Work Practiceby Herschel E. Knapp

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 71.00

    A practical workbook for Social Work students that presumes no prior clinical experience and uses no technical psychological jargon. more...

  • Listening to Killersby James Garbarino

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood.... more...

  • Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare Stateby A. Bergh

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Sweden has a remarkable political culture that marries market liberalism and social democratic sensibilities. Bergh's fine book helps us get beyond a sense of paradox in that.’- Daniel Klein, George Mason University, USThis book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development:•... more...

  • Market Societyby Don Slater; Fran Tonkiss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Market Society provides an original and accessible review ofchanging conceptions of the market in modern social thought. Thebook considers markets as social institutions rather than simplyformal models, arguing that modern ideas of the market are based oncritical notions of social order, social action and socialrelations. Examining a range of perspectives... more...

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... more...

  • Volunteersby Marc A. Musick; John Wilson

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? How can volunteers be persuaded to continue their service? Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides... more...

  • Transforming Social Work Practiceby Bob Pease; Jan Fook

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 36.31

    Explores how postmodern theory can be used in social work practice. more...

  • Using Diaries for Social Researchby Andrew M Alaszewski

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 57.00

    In this lucid introductory text, Andy Alaszewski considers the analysis of diaries as a distinctive research technique in its own right. The timely emergence of Using Diaries for Social Research recognizes the increased interest in and relevance of diary methodology within social research teaching. more...