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  • A Shared Futureby Richard L. Wood; Brad R. Fulton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of government. In A Shared Future , Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton draw on a new national study of community organizing... more...

  • SNAP Mattersby Judith Bartfeld; Craig Gundersen; Timothy Smeeding; James Ziliak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure,... more...

  • Integrating the Inner Cityby Robert J. Chaskin; Mark L. Joseph

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...

  • Multiculturalism and Diversityby Bernice Lott

    Wiley 2015; US$ 43.95

    Multiculturalism and Diversity focuses on the ways in which history and identity inform each other, and examines the politics of culture as well as the politics of cultural identities within the U.S. Illustrates the basic proposition that each of us is a unique multicultural human being and that culture affects individual self-definition, experience,... more...

  • The New Threatby Jason Burke

    The New Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Jason Burke is one of the world?s leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the... more...

  • Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capitalby Yaojun Li

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Social capital is fundamentally concerned with resources in social relations. This Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world to address important questions on the determinants, manifestations and consequences of social capital. Combining cutting-edge theory and appropriate data and methods, it presents a challenge to both social... more...

  • Rethinking Drinking and Sportby Dr Catherine Palmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Rethinking Drinking and Sport examines the complex nature of sport-related drinking. With close attention to the contradictory nature of sport-related drinking, this book considers both 'the problem' of drinking in sport, as well as some of the issues for treatment and recovery that sports-related drinking presents. Bringing together a range of methodological... more...

  • New Perspectives on Mutual Dependency in Care-Givingby Asst Prof Adéla Souralová

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Many scholars see caregiving relationships as being based on mutual dependency or interdependency. Extensively cited notions of the ?global care chain? or ?international division of reproductive labour? have prepared the ground for analysis of global interdependencies in several domains. This book goes further by taking mutual dependency as a starting... more...

  • Detectiveby Tom Connolly

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 16.03

    The inside story of a lifetime spent fighting crime, from local Garda in Kildare toDetective Superintendent,tackling everything from small local crimes to major national and international investigations. more...

  • Breaking the Cycle of Abuseby Beverly Engel

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.00

    "A beacon of hope for women and men who fear that they will pass the abuse they have suffered on to their children, partners, or employees. Humane and compassionate but also clear and down to earth, this is a wonderful contribution to the literature on healing." --Lundy Bancroft, author of When Dad Hurts Mom and Why Does He Do That? "In this remarkably... more...