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Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development

by Robert Calderisi

With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world’s largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church’s obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control,...


Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

by Linda Gast, Anne Patmore & Jane Wonnacott

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural...


In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

by Emmanuel Y Lartey

The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural...


Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb

by Albert Einstein, David E. Rowe & Robert Schulmann

The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world...


Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Maintaining and Managing Your Professional Boundaries

by Frank Cooper

This book is as a basic primer for maintaining all types of boundaries during the professional relationship, from legal boundaries and policies governing behaviour to rules surrounding confidentiality. The book...


Behind the Silence: Chinese Voices on Abortion

by Jing-Bao Nie & Arthur Kleinman

Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and...


Biosociology of Dominance and Deference

by Allan Mazur

This short, engaging volume develops new and sociologically sophisticated concepts to bring the fields of biology and sociology together. It is about the social biology of face-to-face dominance interactions...


Anthropology and Migration: Essays on Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and Identity

by Caroline Brettell

Brettell's new book provides new insight into the processes of migration and transnationalism from an anthropological perspective. She analyzes macro and micro approaches to migration theory, utilizing her extensive...


An Introduction to the Causes of War: Patterns of Interstate Conflict from World War I to Iraq

by Greg Cashman & Leonard C. Robinson

This pioneering book explains the causes of war through a sustained combination of theoretical insights and detailed case studies. Cashman and Robinson find that while all wars have multiple causes, these factors...


DOOM: SCARYDARKFAST

by Dan Pinchbeck

In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released, and it shook the foundations of the medium. Daniel Pinchbeck brings together the complete story of DOOM for the first...


Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives

by Mary K. DeShazer

While breast cancer continues to affect the lives of millions, contemporary writers and artists have responded to the ravages of the disease in creative expression. Mary K. DeShazer's book looks specifically...


How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia

by Iain McIntyre & Andrew Hansen

Exploring Australia’s radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student...


Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People

by Linda Merz-Perez & Kathleen M. Heide

Practitioners in the animal welfare field, law enforcement circles, and social services arena have often maintained that childhood cruelty to animals is a forerunner to violence against people. Does this behavior...


State Capitalism and World Revolution

by C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya & Grace Lee Boggs

Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality...


A Wall of Separation?: Debating the Public Role of Religion

by Mary Segers, Ted G. Jelen & Clarke E. Cochran

Should the wall of separation between church and state be permeable or inviolable? This question has been hotly contested since the nation's founding and contentious debates persist today. With a collection...


American Green: Class, Crisis, and the Deployment of Nature in Central Park, Yosemite, and Yellowstone

by Stephen A. Germic

In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and 'wilderness,' were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic...


Acts of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American Charity Practices

by Sheila C. Moeschen

Acts of Conspicuous Compassion investigates the relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment in America, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make...


Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation

by Matthew Fox, Adam Bucko & Mona Eltahawy

Named one of the Fifty Best Spiritual Books of 2013 by SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE in the JUSTICE category!

The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational...


A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology

by Thomas D. Hall, Albert Bergesen & Tim Bartley

This book brings together some of the most influential research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, from...


Archaeological Survey

by Brian Leigh Molyneaux & James M. Collins

Introduction to field survey and mapping methods for archaeologists.