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The Social Basis of Community Care (Routledge Revivals)

by Martin Bulmer

Care for the elderly, disabled and mentally-ill within and by the community forms a vital part of current social policy. Martin Bulmer argues that this policy is inadequately thought out and rests on a series...


When Men Murder Women

by R. Emerson Dobash & Russell P. Dobash

In the United States and Great Britain, 20-30% of all homicides involve the killing of a woman by a man. In When Men Murder Women, Dobash and Dobash - two seasoned researchers and longtime collaborators in the...


Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine

by Patricia Novillo-Corvalán

This is the first study to examine the representation of illness, disability, and cultural pathologies in modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American literature. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the...


The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

by Marina Cantacuzino, Alexander Mccall Smith & Desmond Tutu

Thought-provoking and powerful real life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence around the world are collected here from a diverse range of situations. They raise the possibility of alternatives...


Child development and the brain: An introduction

by Rob Abbott & Esther Burkitt

Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain.


Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

by Harriet Brown

A science journalist's provocative exploration of how biology, psychology, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, while also tackling the myths and realities of the...


Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

by Andrew Scull

The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won’t let go—these are some of the traits we...


Social Work with Troubled Families: A Critical Introduction

by Keith Davies, Sadie Parr & David Holmes

This book provides an introduction to the government's Troubled Families Programme (TFP) and explores the fundamentals of this kind of approach in social work. In particular it looks at the initiative's origins,...


International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

by Tali Gal & Benedetta Duramy

The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired advocates and policy makers across the globe, injecting childrens rights terminology into various public and private arenas. Childrens right to...


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives in social work

by Julie Fish & Kate Karban

Bringing together international research in social work, this book examines key concepts including the social determinants of health (SDoH) and human rights approaches to LGBT health.


Ending Global Poverty

by Stephen C. Smith

Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to...


Silent Shock: The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice

by Michael Magazanik

The baby started to come out. Head first, everything OK. But then I saw that there were no arms. And then no legs. The little girl had only a torso and a head.

Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months...


Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development

by Susan D. Calkins

The first two years of life are a period of unparalleled growth and change. Within a state-of-the-art biopsychosocial framework, this innovative volume explores the multiple contexts of infant development--the...


Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

by Michael S. Jeffress

Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does...


Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Women

by Nancy, Dr Lombard

Globally, nationally and locally men’s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike men who are most likely to be victims of stranger assaults and violence,...


Key Concepts in Measurement

by Brian E. Perron & David F. Gillespie

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study. Measurement is necessary for building and testing theory, specifying...


Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition

by Nancy Boyd Webb & Lenore C. Terr

This widely used practitioner resource and course text is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community,...


The Importance of Mutual Aid

by Peter Kropotkin

When my attention was drawn, later on, to the relations between Darwinism and Sociology, I could agree with none of the works and pamphlets that had been written upon this important subject. They all endeavoured...


Children at War

by Peter W. Singer

Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examine the growing and global use of children as soldiers.

P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how...


The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment

by Michael S. Bernick & Richard Holden

The Autism Job Club is a groundbreaking book for bringing adults with autism and other neuro-diverse conditions into the work world.

The book has its basis in the autism job club that the authors have been part...