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  • 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...

  • Crunchy Consby Rod Dreher

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Culture Wars in Americaby Glenn H. Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00

    Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts. ||Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences,... 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...

  • Fist Pumpby Guido DiErio

    Running Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    This tongue-in-cheek manifesto is a humorous look at the nation?s hottest subculture, and the essential guide to achieve the guido lifestyle. Complete with sections on how to look and act like a guido, how to perform dance moves, interact with strangers, and behave at clubs like a guido, a complete guide to gui-dos and gui-don?ts, and much more?fist-pump... more...

  • Social Advantages in the Age of Globalizationby Babita Agarwal

    ABD Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    "Globalization as a term and concept become popular but the end of the last century and beginning of the new millennium."Blobalization has several advantages on the economic, cultural, technological and social front and there are many issues raised in an age of globalization on employment, working conditions, income and social protection, culture and... more...

  • La pratique de l'action communautaireby Henri Lamoureux; Jocelyne Lavoie; Robert Mayer

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2007; US$ 30.00

    Cette deuxième édition actualisée vise à transmettre le savoir-faire méthodologique et technique acquis au cours des quarante dernières années en intervention sociale. Elle situe, dans un contexte historique et éthique, les pratiques qui prévalent en action communautaire tout en tenant compte des changements... more...

  • Développement local, économie sociale et démocratieby Marielle Tremblay; Pierre-André Tremblay; Suzanne Tremblay

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 24.00

    En explorant les rapports entre l'économie sociale et le développement local, les auteurs s'interrogent sur les possibilités qu'elle recèle pour corriger les inégalités. Voilà l'enjeu de l'évaluation des pratiques d'économie sociale. Il ne s'agit donc pas seulement de savoir si... more...

  • Travailler dans le communautaireby Jean-Pierre Deslauriers

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2003; US$ 18.75

    Les organismes communautaires, apparus majoritairement à la fin des années 1970 dans le but de répondre à des besoins criants que l'État refusait de combler, sont aujourd'hui à la croisée des chemins. Pris entre le financement étatique et l'institutionnalisation de leurs pratiques, ils doivent désormais... more...