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  • America's Social Health: Putting Social Issues Back on the Public Agendaby Marque-Luisa Miringoff; Sandra Opdycke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Calling for a fundamental change in the focus of public policy in America, this book paints a vivid portrait of the nation's social health. Miringoff and Opdycke clearly show that social progress has stalled and the country's energies need to be directed at critical domestic issues in the years ahead.The authors propose a new agenda for monitoring... more...

  • Global Civilizationby Leonardo Boff; Alexandre Guilherme

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Transportation, telecommunications and the internet are all part of a process of globalisation that affects every sphere of life. This new phase in human evolution is central to the thinking of Leonardo Boff - one of the founders of Liberation Theology. In 'Global Civilisation' Boff presents a philosophical and theological enquiry into all aspects... more...

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movementby Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action... more...

  • Celebrity Culture and the American Dreamby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition?s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include updated examples and additional discussion on the role... more...

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Community Developmentby Robert Mark Silverman; Kelly L. Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development teaches the basic skills, tools, and methods of qualitative research with special attention to the needs of community practitioners. This book teaches students entering planning, community development, nonprofit management, social work, and similar applied fields the core skills necessary to... more...

  • Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Centerby Sara DeTurk

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This critical ethnography describes the context, vision, and social change tactics of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas. It explicates the important roles of intergroup alliances, strategic use of language, and arts programming as a means of connecting personal consciousness-raising to collective agency. more...

  • In Idi Amin?s Shadowby Alicia C. Decker

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Idi Amin?s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women?s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin?s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin?s militarism resulted in both opportunities... more...

  • Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 42.00

    This edition of Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific , a regularly updated OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This report starts with an introductory chapter providing a guide to help readers understanding the OECD Social Indicator framework. Chapters 2 and 3... more...

  • Pop Culture Panicsby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Moral panics reveal much about a society?s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates... more...