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Disability and the welfare state in Britain: Changes in perception and policy 1948-79

by Jameel Hampton

The British Welfare State initially seemed to promise welfare for all, but excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It also...

Our Better Angels: Stories of Disability in Life, Science, and Literature

by J David Smith

Do children and adults with disabilities enrich our lives? Far more than most people imagine.

Our Better Angels is a testament to the value of individuals with disabilities and the value that society could derive...

Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class


Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990

by David Wallace Adams

“Someday,” Candelaria Garcia said to the author, “you will get all the stories.” It was a tall order, in Magdalena, New Mexico, a once booming frontier town where Navajo, Anglo, and Hispanic people have...

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Interprofessional education and training

by John Carpenter & Helen Dickinson

A thorough introduction to IPE in health and social care for students. This second edition includes updates to research and policy contexts and provides an essential set of IPE 'do's and don'ts'.

To Members of Parliament and Others. Forty-five Years of Registration Statistics, Proving Vaccination to be Both Useless and Dangerous

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1893 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'To Members of Parliament and Others. Forty-five Years of Registration...

Evaluating outcomes in health and social care

by Helen Dickinson & Janine O'Flynn

An essential resource for students, this bestselling textbook includes the latest research findings and contains more tools, frameworks and international examples of best practice to aid practitioners to more...

A Journey With Alzheimer's

by Brenda L Golden

A non-fiction, in-depth narrative, that chronicles the intertwined lives of father and daughter (the author) in twenty years of dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease.  Included is the gradual moving...

Social Work Science

by Ian Shaw

What is the role of science in social work practice and what does it add to research in the field? Ian Shaw threads together advances in modern technology, practice skills and evidence-based practice, the history...

Advancing Conversations: Aubrey De Grey - Advocate For An Indefinite Human Lifespan

by Douglas Lain & Aubrey de Grey

A line of interview books documenting conversations with artists, authors, philosophers, economists, scientists, and activists whose works are aimed at the future and at progress.

The biogerontologist Aubrey...

Therapy Over 50

Whistleblowing and Ethics in Health and Social Care

by Angie Ash

Those who speak up about poor, corrupt or unethical practice often do so at a great personal cost. This timely book explores our understanding of the ethics of whistleblowing and shows how managers and organisations...

Poor Worker's Unions: Rebuilding Labor from Below (Completely Revised and Updated Edition)

by Vanessa Tait & Cristina Tzintzún

Illuminates key connections between the social justice movements of the last fifty years and today's most innovative labor organizing.

School-linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities

by Laura R. Bronstein & Susan E. Mason

The evidence-based strategies in this volume close the achievement gap among students from all sociological backgrounds. Designed according to local needs assessments, they provide the services, programs, initiatives,...

As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation

by Rana B. Khoury

For some, the Great Recession that began in 2007 was a traumatic setback; for others, it was just another dip in a long descent from comfort and security. America is changing in profound ways, but we rarely...

Women's Issues for a New Generation

Summary of One Child: by Mei Fong | Includes Analysis

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Summary of One Child by Mei Fong | Includes Analysis



One Child provides a compelling personal and journalistic examination of China’s infamous one-child policy. Tracing the policy back to its inception,...

Summary of American Girls: by Nancy Jo Sales | Includes Analysis

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Summary of American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales | Includes Analysis



American Girls, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into how social media is shaping...

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