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Festival and Event Management in Nordic Countries

by Tommy D. Andersson, Donald Getz & Reidar Johan Mykletun

This book on events-related research marks a watershed in the development of a "Nordic School" of festival and event research. Each of the chapters presents a new and interesting approach to the study of events,...


Russian Israelis: Social Mobility, Politics and Culture

by Larissa Remennick

Israelis with a Russian accent have been part of Israel's social, cultural and economic landscape for over 20 years.  They are found in all walks of life: as controversial politicians, senior physicians and...


Policy and the Popular

by David Looseley

The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of 'popular' culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of 'cultural policy' and 'popular culture' flexibly, examining...


Productive Engagement in Later Life: A Global Perspective

by Nancy Morrow-Howell & Ada C. Mui

Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over....


Media Accountability: Who Will Watch the Watchdog in the Twitter Age?

by William Babcock

A small collection of well-honed tools has been employed for some time by media practitioners and the public to help maintain and improve the credibility of journalism and the mass media. These media accountability...


Controversies and Disputes in Disability and Rehabilitation

by Roland Meinert & Francis Yuen

Although the field of disability services and societal understanding of disability issues have advanced in recent decades there remain controversial subjects and unresolved disputes. These cover a wide spectrum...


Building Excellence: The Rewards and Challenges of Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum

by Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

Social work curriculum changes that really work.

The Boyer Report and the Council on Social Work Education have placed expectations on universities and social work programs to make sure undergraduate students...


Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives

by John Defrain & Sylvia Asay

The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based...


Agency in Archaeology

by Marcia-Anne Dobres & John Robb

Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings...


Motivation and Culture

by Donald Munro, John F. Schumaker & Stuart C. Carr

Although a growing number of researchers emphasize the social and psychocultural aspects of motivation and motivation theory, few books have provided much coverage beyond well-tread studies of physiological...


Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis

by Michael A Hallett

Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis shows readers how the advent of HIV-disease has brought into question the utility of certain forms of “activism” as they relate to understanding and fighting...


Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S.

by Mary Romero, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo & Vilma Ortiz

Challenging Fronteras reflects an important new wave of research that moves beyond sweeping generalizations that treat Latinos as a monolithic cultural group. This anthology focuses on the diversity of Latino...


Popular Culture in a New Age

by Marshall Fishwick

With a Foreword by Dr. Fishwick's student--Tom Wolfe.This book redefines popular culture in the light of the revolutionary changes brought about by the information revolution and the digital divide. It explores...


A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs: Utilization, Satisfaction, and Development

by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery

Explore new frontiers in Alzheimer's support systems!

When Congress authorized the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States program in 1990, no one knew how effective the program would prove to be....


Health Expectations for Older Women: International Perspectives

by Sarah B. Laditka

Explore international trends in health and longevity--with a special focus on older women!This essential book examines the latest research on life expectancy and “active life expectancy”--the number of years...


Creating Communities for Addiction Recovery: The Oxford House Model

by Leonard A. Jason, Joseph R. Ferrari & Margaret Davis

Learn to create a positive research/action alliance similar to that of DePaul University and the Oxford House community

This book reviews important research conducted in a 13-year collaborative partnership between...


Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living

by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

When limitations are removed from loving (and from lovemaking), new worlds of possibility are opened. This book presents insiders’ viewpoints on bisexual/polyamorous living!

With historical and theoretical...


Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States

by Heidi I. Hartmann

Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world

Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States...


Accreditation of Employee Assistance Programs

by R Paul Maiden

Explore the evolution, development, and applications of accreditation standards for employee assistance programs!

Accreditation ensures private or public sector organizations that an employee assistance program...


Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities: From Crisis to Crossroads

by Benjamin Lipton

Understand gay men’s unique health issues beyond the incomplete focus of HIV to include the concerns of those living with a broad range of chronic illnesses and disabilities

Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses...