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  • 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...

  • Problèmes sociaux - Tome IIIby Henri Dorvil

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2007; US$ 36.00

    En s'intéressant à des problèmes comme la pauvreté, l'insécurité alimentaire, l'obésité, le culte de la performance sexuelle, les solitudes contemporaines, la dépression majeure, les inégalités sociales en santé mentale et le sida, les auteurs, venant de différents horizons... more...

  • Problèmes sociaux - Tome IVby Henri Dorvil

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2007; US$ 34.50

    >Le monde entier est perclus d'injustices sociales criantes. Nécessité donc d'intervention sociale collective, de mouvements sociaux de revendications, de zones de conflit entre le monde communautaire et l'État. Prévention de conditions de risque, alphabétisation, rationalités divergentes, féminisme,... more...

  • Comprendre la famille IIby Gilles Pronovost

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 7.50

    Les psychologues, sociologues, anthropologues, travailleurs sociaux, économistes, démographes et enseignants trouveront dans cet ouvrage une vision globale de la famille. more...

  • The Making of the Slave Classby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    You can only be a king if you have many peasants. You can only have the super-rich if you have many who are poor. And this is the basis for class. A nationally recognized instructor in class, race, American culture, economic development and poverty issues, Jerry Carrier offers the personal story of a working class man's early life in poverty combined... more...

  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...

  • From British to Bumiputera Ruleby A B Shamsul

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 44.90

    Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development.... more...

  • The Ecuadorian Highlandsby Peter Krahenbuhl

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes is the backbone of the Central Highlands, a long and beautiful stretch of eternal mountain views. Snow-capped volcanoes peer through layers of mist and each curve of the highway presents a new vision. The highest peaks, several of which are active volcanoes, lie in this stretch of the Andes. Opportunities for adventure... more...