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Loss of the Assumptive World: A Theory of Traumatic Loss

by Jeffrey Kauffman

The assumptive world concept is a psychological principle of the conservation of human reality or "culture" - it is a lens for seeing the psychological disturbances that occur in times of change. In this collection,...


Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film

by Jerome F. Shapiro

Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its...


French Food: On the Table, On the Page, and in French Culture

by Lawrence R. Schehr & Allen S. Weiss

More than a book about food alone, French Food uses diet as a window into issues of nationality, literature, and culture in France and abroad. Outstanding contributors from cultural studies, literary criticism,...


Mental Health Professionals, Minorities and the Poor

by Michael E. Illovsky

Mental Health Professionals, Minorities, and the Poor provides mental health professionals with information essential to the accurate assessment and effective treatment of diver populations.


Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation

by Robin Hahnel

In Economic Justice and Democracy Robin Hahnel argues that progressives need to go back to the drawing board and rethink how they conceive of economic justice and economic democracy. He presents a coherent set...


The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict

by Patrick Colm Hogan

By sharing one of the longest land borders in the world, the United States and Mexico will always have a special relationship. In the early twenty-first century, they are as important to one another as ever...


Global Culture, Island Identity

by Karen Fog Olwig

Looking at the development of cultural identity in the global context, this text uses the approach of historical anthropology. It examines the way in which the West Indian Community of Nevis, has, since the...


Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines

by Caroline B. Brettell & James F. Hollifield

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among the host countries around the world. Continuing their interdisciplinary approach, editors Catherine...


Developments in Educational Psychology

by Kevin Wheldall

Review comment on the first edition

"Wheldall asks himself and his readers what has transpired within the field of educational psychology ... and what its relevance actually is for teaching, learning and education....


GenX Religion

by Richard W. Flory & Donald E. Miller

GenX Religion is the first in-depth collection on this generation's religious experience. The contributors, mostly GenXers themselves, offer both a disciplined methodology and a valuable insider's sensitivity...


Criminal Law: The Basics

by Jonathan Herring

Criminal Law: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the legal aspects of criminal acts, ranging from battery to burglary and harassment to homicide. Starting with an in-depth exploration of the very concept...


Globalizing Education Policy

by Fazal Rizvi & Bob Lingard

Rizvi and Lingard's account of the global politics of education is thoughtful, complex and compelling. It is the first really comprehensive discussion and analysis of global trends in education policy, their...


Introducing Neuroeducational Research: Neuroscience, Education and the Brain from Contexts to Practice

by Paul Howard Jones

Amongst educators, scientists and policy-makers there is a growing belief that the field of education can benefit from an understanding of the brain. However, attempts to bring neuroscience and education together...


Cinema-Interval

by Trinh T. Minh-ha

"An image is powerful not necessarily because of anything specific it offers the viewer, but because of everything it apparently also takes away from the viewer."

--Trinh T. Minh-ha

Vietnamese filmmaker and feminist...


EU External Relations and Systems of Governance: The CFSP, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and Migration

by Paul James Cardwell

This book takes a fresh look at the external relations of the European Union (EU) and in particular the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Rather than focusing exclusively on the competence aspects of...


Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology

by Keith Hayward, Shadd Maruna & Jayne Mooney

Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology brings the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories. The book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around...


Access to Health Care

by Martin Gulliford & Myfanwy Morgan

To what extent can we have truly universal, comprehensive and timely health services, equally available to all? Access to Health Care considers the meaning of 'access' in health care and examines the theoretical...


Photography: Theoretical Snapshots

by J.J. Long, Andrea Noble & Edward Welch

Over the past twenty-five years, photography has moved to centre-stage in the study of visual culture and has established itself in numerous disciplines. This trend has brought with it a diversification in...


Social Work Management and Leadership: Managing Complexity with Creativity

by John Lawler & Andy Bilson

Management and leadership are increasingly important within the organisation and delivery of social care services and now form part of the post qualification framework for social workers. Yet, whilst there is...


The EU Race Directive: Developing the Protection against Racial Discrimination within the EU

by Erica Howard

In 2000, the European Union adopted a Directive against discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin. This book provides an in-depth evaluation of the Race Directive and its effects, questioning...