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Old Norse Religion in Long-Term Perspectives: Origins, Changes & Interactions

by Anders Andren & Kristina Jennbert

Consisting of more than 70 papers written by scholars concerned with pre-Christian Norse religion, the articles discuss subjects such as archaeology, art history, historical archaeology, history, history of...


Spas: The Cultural Economy of Hospitality, Magic and the Senses

by Tom O'Dell

From 17th-century Sweden to the present time, this remarkable volume provides a historical perspective on the manner in which hospitality has developed from a private right and obligation to a commercialized...


Understanding Literacy in Its Historical Contexts: Socio-Cultural History and the Legacy of Egil Johansson

by Harvey J. Graff, Alison Mackinnon & Bengt Sandin

In this detailed study of the history of universal literacy in Sweden, a group of renowned scholars review and explore the possibilities for the wider circulation and broader application of central dimensions...


Global Care Work: Gender and Migration in Nordic Societies

by Lise Widding Isaksen

Presenting empirical research on the lives of care workers, sex workers, au pairs, and their families, this anthology is a unique study of gender and migration. Written by researchers from Denmark, Finland,...


According to Tradition

by Phathekile Holomisa

A thoughtful collection of newspaper articles and speeches, this book offers a compelling indigenous African perspective on contemporary issues and traditional values. With a framework for an alternative...


Untying the Knot: A Husband and Wife's Story of Coming Out Together

by David L. Kaufman

By all accounts, David Kaufman, M.D., had a good life—he was married to a woman he loved, had three children, and a fulfilling career as a radiologist. But as the years passed, he realized that he could no...


Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo

by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff & Christy G. Turner

Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle...


Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

by Alan Lawton, Julie Rayner & Karin Lasthuizen

Public services are delivered through an often bewildering range of agencies and amidst this constant change, there are fears that a public service ethos, a tradition of working in the public interest, becomes...


Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries

by Gabriele Spilker

Though industrialized countries are usually the ones indicted when environmental pollution is discussed, over the few last years the rate of emissions in developing countries has increased by a startling amount....


Chinese Diplomacy and the Un Security Council: Beyond the Veto

by Joel Wuthnow

China has emerged in the 21st century as a sophisticated, and sometimes contentious, actor in the United Nations Security Council. This is evident in a range of issues, from negotiations on Iran's nuclear program...


Us Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage

by Christina Luke & Morag Kersel

Archaeology's links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists...


Handbook of International Migration

by Steven J. Gold & Stephanie J. Nawyn

The current era is marked by an unparalleled level of human migration, the consequence of both recent and long-term political, economic, cultural, social, demographic and technological developments. Despite...


Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender

by Ian Rivers & Neil Duncan

Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender provides a valuable insight into the experiences of young people and how bullying can impact upon them in the school environment. The book offers...


The Group of Twenty (G20)

by Andrew F. Cooper & Ramesh Thakur

The Group of Twenty book will provide a concise examination of the purpose, function and practice of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit with particular attention to its designation as a new "premier forum for...


Crisis of Global Sustainability

by Tapio Kanninen

The book provides a critical history of the concept of sustainability and the various institutional measures taken to promote, implement and enforce sustainable development.


Social Work Fields of Practice: Historical Trends, Professional Issues, and Future Opportunities

by Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

A contemporary look at social work practice and the many career possibilities—with detailed coverage of important new and emerging trends

As the practice of social work continues to diversify, students need...


Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations: Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions: Evidence-Based Assessments and Interve

by Charles A. Glisson, Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

A solid, theory-to-practice guide to contemporary mezzo and macro social work

Written by a renowned team of scholars, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations focuses on the contemporary...


The Profession of Social Work: Guided by History, Led by Evidence

by Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

An expert introduction to the foundations of the social work profession—from its historical roots to its evolution in an era of evidence-based practice

The Profession of Social Work provides a broad overview...


Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theories for Social Work Practice: Theories for Social Work Practice

by Bruce A. Thyer, Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

An accessible and engaging guide to the study of human behavior in the social environment, covering every major theoretical approach

Providing an overview of the major human behavioral theories used to guide...


The Journey of Tai-me

by N. Scott Momaday

This precursor to The Way to Rainy Mountain was originally published in a handmade edition in 1967 and has never before been commercially available.