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Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without...


The Healthy Country?: A History of Life & Death in New Zealand

by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely

Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years—and why...


Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful: Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans

by Jackie Bateman & Judith Milner

Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young...


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches

by Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff & Joyce James

The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African-American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality...


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


Relational Theory for Clinical Practice

by Sharon Freedberg

Relational Theory for Clinical Practice offers students and practitioners a conceptual framework for thinking relationally about social work with clients within a biological, psychological, and socio-cultural...


Eleanor H. Porter's <i>Pollyanna</i>: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Family troubles?

by Jane Ribbens McCarthy & Carol-Ann Hooper

In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how troubles" feature in "normal families, and how the "normal features in "troubled" families.


Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics

by Shannon Walters & Thomas W. Benson

Rhetorical Touch argues for an understanding of touch as a rhetorical art by approaching the sense of touch through the kinds of bodies and minds that rhetorical history and theory have tended to exclude. In...


Budgeting for Public Managers

by John W. Swain & B.J. Reed

Benefiting from the authors' many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners, here is a clear, comprehensive, practice-oriented text for public budgeting courses. Rather than presenting...


Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive community development

by Andrew Ryder & Sarah Cemlyn

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional...


Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine: Historical and Social Science Perspectives

by Jonathan Reinarz & Rebecca Wynter

Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage...


The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States

by Stephen Haymes, Maria Vidal de Haymes & Reuben Miller

In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative...


Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

by Scott Myers-Lipton

Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have...


A Prelude to a Kiss and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas

A new collection featuring some of Lucas' bext known work.


The Aging Networks, 8th Edition: A Guide to Programs and Services

by PhD Kelly Niles-Yokum MPA & Donna, PhD Wagner

As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources...


Autism-Asperger's & Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

by Jerry Newport & Mary Newport

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at...


Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

by BRUCE F. CHORPITA, Alayna Park & Harriet Ward

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current...


Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Diversity, Representations and Health: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Represen

by Linda Rae Bennett & Sharyn Graham Davies

Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical...