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  • Hateby Matthew Collins

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    What do you do when everything you know and believe in crashes around you in a hail of fists and boots, flying chairs and broken glass? And not just once, but seemingly every time you leave the house? When it seemed that no one was listening, that I was just another white face from a council estate, and that there was nowhere else to go and nothing... more...

  • Building rural roadsby Bjørn Johannessen

    International Labour Office 2009; US$ 40.00

    The purpose of this manual is to provide technical staff ranging from site supervisors to engineers with a technical reference which details commonly used work methods and best practices for constructing rural roads. It describes all phases of works management from the initial stages of identification and design, through technical planning, work organization,... more...

  • Discourse on Applied Sociologyby Samir Dasgupta; Robyn Driskell

    Anthem Press India 2007; US$ 80.00

    This engaging and wide-ranging two-volume study urges a balance between theoretical and practical sociology. more...

  • Poststructuralism at Work with Marginalised Childrenby Bronwyn Davies; Cath Lewis

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 21.00

    This book looks at developing the capacity to apply poststructuralism in a setting where other discourses are dominant. It focuses on working both with students categorized as 'emotionally/behaviourally disordered' and their teachers in the context of a special education school. This unique work comes to understandings, using poststructuralist... more...

  • Prerequisites for Healthy Organizational Changeby Per Øystein Saksvik

    Bentham Science Publishers 2009; US$ 33.00

    We live in a time where organizational change has become the norm. Organizations are constantly undergoing major restructurings be it outsourcing, downsizing or major reorganizational changes, e.g., team or LEAN implementation. Stability has become the exception. Managing good and healthy change seems to be a prerequisite to secure the organization’s... more...

  • The Broken Fountainby Thomas Belmonte; Ida Susser; Pellegrino D'Acierno; Stanislao G. Pugliese

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Belmonte describes Fontana del Re, an impoverished Neapolitan neighborhood, documenting the struggles of Neapolitans surrounded by crumbling buildings and economic insecurity. Resisting standard depictions of the social and moral lives of the poor, Belmonte presents nuanced portraits of his subjects. He was also one of the first anthropologists to... more...

  • Radicalsby David Horowitz

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.99

    Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. So argues David Horowitz , bestselling author in his newest book Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion . From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world a better... more...

  • Pathways to Pollingby Amy Fried

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election?and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and pollsters were forced to defend their craft, the... more...

  • Handbuch soziale Problemeby Günter Albrecht; Axel Groenemeyer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 35.54

    In den Sozialwissenschaften und in der Gesellschaft wächst das Interesse an der theoretischen und praktischen Bewältigung sozialer Probleme. Dennoch ist dieses Forschungsfeld im Hinblick auf theoretische Hintergründe vernachlässigt worden. In diesem Handbuch wird erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum das disparate Wissen über soziale Probleme gesammelt... more...

  • Freiwilligenagenturen in Deutschlandby Holger Backhaus-Maul; Peter Friedrich; Maud Krohn; Karsten Speck

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 23.98

    Freiwilligenagenturen verstehen sich in Deutschland als intermediäre Organisationen zwischen Bürgern, gemeinnützigen Organisationen, Politik und Verwaltungen in allen Angelegenheiten bürgerschaftlichen Engagements. Die vorliegende Publikation präsentiert erstmals umfassende Befunde einer aktuellen bundesweiten Erhebung sowie qualitativer Fallstudien... more...