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The Age of Longevity: Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives

by Rosalind C. Barnett & Caryl Rivers

With longer life spans, adult vigor can be extended well into the ninth decade of life. What does this mean for us as individuals and as a society? From re-imagining the workplace to rethinking marriage, sex,...


Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

by Josephine Ensign

Catching Homelessness is the compelling true story of a nurse's work with-and young adult passage through-homelessness.


Group Work with Populations At-Risk

A Practical Introduction to Restorative Practice in Schools: Theory, Skills and Guidance

by Bill Hansberry & Margaret Thorsborne

Proven to reduce bad behaviour and exclusions, and encourage happier, safer school environments, restorative justice is an effective approach to conflict resolution. Suitable for education settings from preschool...


The Strength to Say No

by Rekha Kalindi & Mouhssine Ennaimi

The true story of one girl who said "no" to tradition, and the effect it had upon a nationIn a remote village in Bengal, 11-year-old Rekha and her large family lived by rolling handmade cigarettes. She frequently...


Island Story

by J.D. Taylor

What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.

No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a...


Narcissistic parenting in an insecure world: A history of parenting culture 1920s to present

by Harry Hendrick

Harry Hendrick shows how broader social changes, including neoliberalism, feminism, the collapse of the socialdemocratic ideal, and the 'new behaviourism', have led to the rise of the anxious and narcissistic...


Poverty As My Teacher: Learning to Create Sustainable Family Communities

by Robert E Miller, Daniel Raphael & Michael Hamers

Poverty As My Teacher describes the birth of the initiative: Leading the Way Out of Global Poverty® with Sustainable Family Communities® which are designed with the economic and social/cultural factors necessary...


Reconstructing retirement: Work and welfare in the UK and USA

by David Lain

This assessment of the prospects for work and retirement at age 65plus in the UK and US is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the late careers and the future of retirement....


Grassroots youth work: Policy, passion and resistance in practice

by Tania De St Croix

This engaging book paints a picture of passionate grassroots youth workers, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives. Using interviews, dialogue and...


Baby boomers: Time and ageing bodies

by Naomi Woodspring

This groundbreaking study of the baby boomer generation reflects the intersection of time, ageing, body and identity to give a nuanced and enlightened understanding of the ageing process.


Ageing in SubSaharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

by Jaco Hoffman & Katrien Pype

Indepth ethnographic analysis provides the panAfrican evidence and analysis needed to move forward debates about who and how to address the long term care needs of older people in SubSaharan Africa.


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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

"Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up...


Tackling child sexual abuse: Radical approaches to prevention, protection and support

by Sarah Nelson

This book will inspire policy makers, practitioners, academics and journalists to rediscover courage in tackling child sexual abuse. Sarah Nelson proposes new models for childcentred, perpetratorfocussed child...


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...


Phenomenology as Qualitative Research: A Critical Analysis of Meaning Attribution

by John Paley

Phenomenology originated as a novel way of doing philosophy early in the twentieth century. In the writings of Husserl and Heidegger, regarded as its founders, it was a non-empirical kind of philosophical enquiry....


Rematerialising children's agency: Everyday practices in a postsocialist estate

by Matej Blazek

This detailed study of children's everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of postsocialist Bratislava, provides a novel insight on the formation of children's agency and the multitude of resources...


Women rough sleepers in Europe: Homelessness and victims of domestic abuse

by Kate Moss & Paramjit Singh

This important book reveals a number of truths about women's rough sleeping across Europe and argues for the adoption of effective policy, strategies and services to meet the needs of homeless women, specifically...