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An Industrial Geography of Cocaine

by Christian M. Allen

Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems...


Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States

by Christa Scholtz

Why do governments choose to negotiate indigenous land claims rather than resolve claims through some other means? In this book Scholtz explores why a government would choose to implement a negotiation policy,...


Praxis and Politics: Knowledge Production in Social Movements

by Janet M. Conway

Praxis and Politics explores the knowledge arising from activist praxis and its significance for reimagining radical and democratic politics. It is based on five years of direct involvement in the Toronto-based...


Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States

by Junko Onosaka

This book examines the history of women's bookstores in the US from the 1970s to the 1990s. It establishes that women's bookstores played an important role in feminism by enabling the dissemination of women's...


If I Only Had a Brain: Deconstructing Brain Injury

by Mark Sherry

This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical...


Outsider Citizens: The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin

by Sarah Relyea

Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality--the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis...


Buddhism, War, and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945

by Xue Yu

This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism...


International Election Monitoring, Sovereignty, and the Western Hemisphere: The Emergence of an International Norm

by Arturo Santa-Cruz

This book traces the process by which national elections became international events or, more precisely, what the effects of this process are on state sovereignty.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom in International...


International Relations in Latin America: Peace and Security in the Southern Cone

by Andrea Oelsner

This work studies the development of bilateral relations in two pairs of states (dyads): Argentina-Brazil and Argentina-Chile. It takes on a moderate constructivist approach that incorporates into the analysis...


State of 'The Union': Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s

by Sandra Schroer

This study of the Free Love Movement in the mid-to-late 1800s examines the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the movement, how they articulated the platform, and contributed to its exposure...


International Environmental Treaties and State Behavior: Factors Influencing Cooperation

by Denise DeGarmo

Despite the growing recognition of the importance of environmental issues for nation-state security, current research on international environmental security is insufficient. Although scholars in the field of...


Social Work Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Making Fighting Obsolete

by B Harold Chetkow-Yanoov

Social Work Approaches to Conflict Resolution helps readers understand the nature and causes of conflict and offers suggestions for coping with conflict effectively. It is based on two assumptions: that conflict...


Liberal Rights and Political Culture: Envisioning Democracy in China

by Zhenghuan Zhou

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake...


Social Work and Divinity

by Daniel Lee, Robert O'Gorman & Frederick L Ahearn Jr

The milestone text integrating the disciplines of social work and divinity!

In everyday life, spirituality and the practice of effective social work are inseparable. As a result, professionals and social service...


Immigrants and Social Work: Thinking Beyond the Borders of the United States

by Diane Drachman & Ana Paulino

Explore an understudied but vital aspect of the immigration experience!

Until now, the American social work literature on immigration has emphasized one part of the migration process—the experiences of immigrants...


The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes

by Sharon Telleen & Judith V. Sayad

How well do you understand the sweeping welfare reforms of the mid-1990s?

The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes provides a comprehensive examination of the welfare-to-work...


Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change

by N. Sullivan, L. Mitchell & D. Goodman

Help change the world by bringing ideas of social justice into your group work practice!

Social workers who use hip-hop music to reach out to troubled adolescents. Practitioners who compare First Nations talking...


Family Abuse and the Bible: The Scriptural Perspective

by Aimee K Cassiday-Shaw & Harold G Koenig

Learn the fundamental distinctions with this thoughtful study of Christ-ordained marriage!This unique volume reconciles a Biblical interpretation of marriage with the reality of domestic violence. Designed to...


Latin America's Neo-Reformation: Religion's Influence on Contemporary Politics

by Eric Patterson

The purpose of this study is to focus on the intersection of religion and politics. Do different religions result in different politics? More specifically, are there significant contrasts between the political...


Ship Construction Sketches and Notes

by John F Kemp, Peter Young & D J Eyres

This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the...