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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...


Speaking of Fourth Grade: What Listening to Kids Tells Us About School in America

by Inda Schaenen

Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It’s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” and tomes have been...


Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

by Louis Sydney & Elizabeth Price

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The...


Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care: European Policy and Practice

by Claire Cameron & Sonia Jackson

Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led...


The Inner Life of the Dying Person

by Allan Kellehear

This unique book recounts the experience of facing one’s death solely from the dying person’s point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access...


Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition

by J. Scott Rutan, Walter N. Stone & Joseph J. Shay

Regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and text, this accessible work addresses all aspects of setting up therapy groups and making them work. A wealth of clinical material illustrates the components...


Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work: Evidence-Based Interventions and Emerging Applications

by Matthew S. Boone

Both social work and psychology stress the importance of understanding and addressing the contextual forces which contribute to human problems. Now, in Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, a clinical social...


Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

by Angela E. Hubler

A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children's literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed...


Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

by Jacqueline Bhabha

Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why...


Key Themes in Public Health

by Miranda Thurston

'The growth of public health courses aimed at undergraduates has created a new need for textbooks that are appropriate and stimulating. Miranda Thurston has succeeded in producing something which strikes the...


Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

by Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan & Alan Roulstone

Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks...


Pharmaceutical Research, Democracy and Conspiracy: International Clinical Trials in Local Medical Institutions

by Edison Bicudo

Studies of phenomena such as clinical trials usually focus on either the mechanisms involved in conducting or regulating operations at the global level, or ethical issues concerning the exploitation of individuals...


Housing Policy in the United States

by Alex F. Schwartz

The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation's recent signs of recovery....


Sport and Social Exclusion: Second edition

by Mike Collins

Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults

by Jules C Weiss

The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program is an inspirational book describing a successful health care program for older adults. Created for people who desire a richer life, “Feeling Great!” is a program...


Social Work, the Media and Public Relations (Routledge Revivals)

by Bob Franklin & Nigel Parton

Over the past few decades, relationships between social workers and the media have become increasingly challenging. Social workers feel aggrieved by media reporting of their profession and believe that journalists...


Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again

by Carol L Jenkins

Get a fresh perspective on how older women adapt to life without a spouse!

Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again examines new perspectives on the problems older women face adjusting to life...


Medical Geography (Routledge Revivals): Progress and Prospect

by Michael Pacione

Geographers have for a long time contributed much valuable detailed data on the geographical patterns of disease and health care delivery to the medical world. On its first publication in 1985, this edited collection...


Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

by Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post

Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice...