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  • Smashing H-Blockby F. Stuart Ross

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Smashing H-Block is a political history of the Irish republican struggle against criminalization from 1976 to 1982. This struggle, which culminated in the historic hunger strikes of 1980 and 1981, is widely regarded as a turning point in Ireland's 'Troubles', marking the 'last great wave of activism and mobilization within the nationalist population'.... more...

  • Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizationsby Rino J Patti; Charles A Rapp; John Poertner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    This important book is the first to make an explicit link between management practices and service outcomes in social welfare agencies. Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizations is based on the premise that the primary responsibility and distinctive competency of social welfare management is delivering high quality, effective... more...

  • Social Welfareby David Macarov

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 58.00

    The history, motivations, influences and vital issues in social welfare policy and practice are examined in this book. David Macarov explains how social welfare policy originated and how it is maintained through the interaction of five motivations: mutual aid, religion, politics, economics and ideology. He discusses the major contributions to the development... more...

  • Alternative Social Agenciesby Felice D Perlmutter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    Using a diverse set of successful alternative programs as case examples, professionals who have been involved directly in the organization and development of alternative social programs explain the complicated process of planning and implementing new agencies. Alternative social agencies have emerged over the past two decades in response to a variety... more...

  • The Struggle Withinby Dan Berger; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; dream hampton

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the last 50 years. Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation,... more...

  • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Womenby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women , Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain’ s forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain’ s earlier program of sending convicts— including women—... more...

  • Papua New Guinea's Last Placeby Adam Reed

    Berghahn Books 2003; US$ 29.95

    What kind of experience is incarceration? How should one define its constraints? The author, who conducted extensive fieldwork in a maximum-security jail in Papua New Guinea, seeks to address these questions through a vivid and sympathetic account of inmates' lives. Prison Studies is a growing field of interest for social scientists. As one of the... more...

  • The American Welfare Stateby Brian Glenn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state—a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described—this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In plain, approachable language, author Brian Glenn... more...

  • Pain and Retributionby David Wilson

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Today, the Tower of London is a tourist site, home only to the crown jewels, but not long ago the imposing structure held traitors, political prisoners, and more, often on their way to the chopping block. Even outside of this famous building, prisons have changed radically since the Norman Conquest in 1066. In the first book on the history of prisons... more...

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    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 127.99

    In The Beautiful Prison incarcerated Americans and prison critics seek to imagine the prison as something better than a machinery of suffering. From personal testimony to theoretical meditation these writers explore and confront the practical and cultural limits the prison places on its transformation into a socially constructive institution. more...