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Literacy, Play and Globalization: Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances

by Carmen L. Medina & Karen E. Wohlwend

This book takes on current perspectives on children's relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to...


Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan

by Scott Bass, Masato Oka & Jill Norton

Thirty years ago, when compared to the U.S., England, France, and Sweden, Japan had the lowest life expectancy for males and females. Today, Japan has the highest life expectancy and is the world's most rapidly...


Contemporary Research on Sex Work

by Jeffrey T. Parsons

Gain important insight and a broader perspective on where, why, and how sex workers conduct their business

For years, the focus of sex work research has been on street-based male and female sex workers and the...


Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses

by Frank Glendennina & Paul Kingston

Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses contains insights and examples from other countries where elder abuse and neglect have been recognized as...


Self-Neglect: Challenges for Helping Professionals

by James G O'Brien

Understand the complex ethical, legal, medical, and psychological issues of the most common form of elder abuse!Self-Neglect examines the social, ethical, medical, and practical implications of the most prevalent...


Teaching Secrets: The Technology in Social Work Education

by Ruth Middleman & Gale Goldberg Wood

Teachers and student teachers in social work will gain valuable insight into the artistry that makes truly great teaching from the accounts found in this new book. Master teachers examine the processes they...


African-American Social Workers and Social Policy

by Carlton Munson & Tricia Bent-Goodley

Critical analyses of policies that significantly affect African-American families and communities!

African-American Social Workers and Social Policy is the first book of its kind to combine the voices of African-American...


Faces of Women and Aging

by Ellen Cole, Esther D Rothblum & Nancy C Davis

Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners...


International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

by Shulamith L A Straussner & Larry Harrison

Examine the worldwide phenomenon of substance abuse and addiction!

International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions examines current social work practice in the addictions around the world. Researchers...


Decade of the Plague: The Sociopsychological Ramifications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Margaret R Rodway & Marianne Wright

Social workers, counselors, and health care professionals will be challenged by this thorough presentation of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). The contributing authors contend that in the immediate future,...


Community Practice: Conceptual Models

by Marie Weil

Here is the only book that gives you a comparison of model frameworks and a critique of multiple perspectives. Community Practice: Conceptual Models (along with its companion volume, Community Practice: Models...


The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Employing a variety of creative, interdisciplinary approaches, contributors examine early modern Spanish children's lives, the role of children within the larger family, adult perceptions of childhood, images...


Reconfiguring Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Diversity within Inclusive Citizenship Practices

by Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha & Lena Dominelli

Citizenship as a status assumes that all those encompassed by the term 'citizen' are included, albeit within the boundaries of the nation-state. Yet citizenship practices can be both inclusionary and exclusionary,...


Gendered Drugs and Medicine: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives

by Teresa Ortiz-Gómez & María| Jesús Santesmases

Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. This book focuses on the ways that gender,...


Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures

by Lee F. Monaghan & Michael Atkinson

Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand...


Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition: Principles and Practice

by Andrew Malekoff

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style,...


Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography

by Stanley Witkin

Autoethnography is an innovative approach to inquiry in which the researcher is also the subject of the research. Using scholarly and literary devices, the researcher/subject explores the social and cultural...


The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


Accountability in Social Services: The Culture of the Paper Program

by Jill Florence Lackey

Accountability in Social Services examines how - and why - social and human services programs can function even though they are monitored by written communication instead of face-to-face interaction. Author...


Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends

by Jacqueline Garrick & Mary Beth williams

Examine alternative techniques for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder

Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends examines alternative approaches to “talk” therapies that help relieve stress in...