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Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World

by Yasmine Ergas, Jane Jenson & Sonya Michel

The word "mother" has traditionally meant a woman who bears and nurtures a child. In recent decades, changes in social norms and public policy as well as advances in reproductive technologies and the development...


Reassembling Motherhood

by Yasmine Ergas, Jane Jenson & Sonya Michel

The word "mother" has traditionally meant a woman who bears and nurtures a child. In recent decades, changes in social norms and public policy as well as advances in reproductive technologies and the development...


Raising Government Children

by Catherine E. Rymph

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care...


Pandora's Dilemma

by David Stoesz

What are the challenges facing social welfare in America? Theories of stakeholders, the policy process, electoral politics, the precariat, child welfare, online education, the devolution of the welfare state,...


The High Cost of Good Intentions

by John F. Cogan

Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement...


Unhealthy Politics

by Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber & Conor M. Dowling

How partisanship, polarization, and medical authority stand in the way of evidence-based medicine

The U.S. medical system is touted as the most advanced in the world, yet many common treatments are not based...


Austerity as Public Mood

by Kirsten Forkert

Austerity as Public Mood explores how politicians and the media mobilise nostalgic and socially conservative ideas of work and community in order to justify cuts to public services and create divisions between...


Go Home!

by Rodney Barker

Public and political life can no longer be seen as simply the pursuit of material gain or even as the struggle for enough food and shelter by which to live. The interests people pursue are shaped by the identities...


Jesus in the White House: Make Humanity Great Again

by Gina Messina

In a nation where the majority of Evangelical and Catholic populations elected Donald J. Trump to the highest office in the land, many have been left scratching their heads. How did Jesus’ teachings result...


Austerity, community action, and the future of citizenship

by Shana Cohen & Christina Fuhr

Explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the UK that has evolved in response to the shrinking of the welfare state. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political...


Sociology and Social Policy

by Herbert J. Gans

This collection of recent essays by the influential sociologist Herbert J. Gans brings together the many themes of Gans's wide-ranging career to make the case for a policy-oriented vision of sociology. Sociology...


Evaluating parental power

by Allyn Fives

Is parents' power over their children legitimate? And what role does theoretical analysis play when we make such normative evaluations? While this book adds to the growing literature on parents, children, families,...


Understanding Offending Behaviour

by John Stewart, David Smith & Cedric Fullwood

Based on a survey of probation work with almost 1400 young adult offenders, this book provides a unique insight into the realities of probation practice in a context of increasing poverty, drug use and community...


Reaching High-Risk Families: Intensive Family Preservation in Human Services - Modern Applications of Social Work

by Elizabeth Tracy

Focusing on a program (""Homebuilders"") that has attracted national attention, this book develops implications for family-centered curricula in such areas as social policy, direct practice, program design/management,...


Rehabilitation for the Unwanted: Patients and Their Caretakers

by Elizabeth Eddy

This book is a study detailing what happens to people and what life is like in a rehabilitation program. The program discussed is embedded in an institution, called ""Farewell Hospital"" by the authors, that...


Behavior Modification in Mental Retardation: The Education and Rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded Adolescent and Adult

by William Gardner

In this important book, one of the most exciting and promising developments in clinical psychology-behavior modification is applied to the treatment of the mentally retarded, particularly those whose behavior...


Employability: From Theory to Practice

by Michele Baukens

In the struggle against unemployment and marginalization, employability has become the one major tool to counteract this phenomenon. Those who have no chances to develop or enhance their employability will fail...


Building Community Capacity

by Avis Vidal

This book focuses on a gap in current social work practice theory: community change. Much work in this area of macro practice, particularly around ""grassroots"" community organizing, has a somewhat dated feel...


Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance

by Linda Davies & Peter Leonard

A striking new feature of the welfare systems in many Western countries is the extent to which market relations have permeated social services. Conceptions of 'risk management' now dominate the way parents and...


A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

by Larry M. Gant, Leslie Hollingsworth, Patricia L. Miller & Paula Allen-Meares et al.

Urban renewal has been the dominant approach to revitalizing industrialized communities that fall into decline. A national, community-based organization, the Skillman Foundation sought to engage in a joint effort...