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In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

by Layla AbdelRahim

This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The...


Family troubles?

by Jane Ribbens McCarthy & Carol-Ann Hooper

In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how troubles" feature in "normal families, and how the "normal features in "troubled" families.


Social entrepreneurship

by Robert Gunn & Christopher Durkin

This essential textbook provides an in-depth theoretical study of stakeholder engagement, financial options, leadership management and organizational challenges, and international case studies of real social...


Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive community development

by Andrew Ryder & Sarah Cemlyn

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional...


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales

by Jane Williams

This edited collection tells the story behind a ground-breaking Welsh law which reinforces the human rights of children and young people in Welsh devolved government, examines the impact of this law in selected...


Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

by Randy Md Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of...


Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

by Rachel Carling-Jenkins

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins...


Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood

by Matthew Cole & Kate Stewart

Focusing on the socialization of the human use of other animals as resources in contemporary Western society, this book explores the cultural reproduction of human-nonhuman animal relations in childhood. With...


The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers, Second Edition: Hitting the Ground Running

by Helen Donnellan & Gordon Jack

This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are...


Not Exactly As Planned: A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love

by Linda Rosenbaum

Not Exactly As Planned is a captivating, deeply moving account of adoption and the unexpected challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Linda Rosenbaum's life takes a major turn when her son,...


Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

by Neil Bateman

Most professionals working in health or social care will be required to act as advocates as part of their work. This is a practical guide to advocacy skills specifically written for those in the health and social...


Wealth and Democracy: How Great Fortunes and Government Created America's Aristocracy

by Kevin Phillips

For more than thirty years, Kevin Phillips' insight into American politics and economics has helped to make history as well as record it. His bestselling books, including The Emerging Republican Majority (1969)...


Families in Rehabilitation Counseling: A Community-Based Rehabilitation Approach

by Michael Millington Ph. D. & Irmo, PhD Marini

Presents an innovative family-based approach to rehabilitation counseling that can be put to use immediately!

While the family has traditionally been a secondary consideration in rehabilitation, this graduate...


Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness: Observing Healthcare

by Morten Knudsen & Werner Vogd

Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where...


The Elderly Uncooperative Patient

by T.L. Brink

An invaluable resource for the mental health professional who must deal with the uncooperative and difficult elderly patient.


Betrayal in Psychotherapy and Its Antidotes: Challenges for Patient and Therapist

by E Mark Stern

Betrayal in all its forms has been and is an ever present reality in every area of life--politics, business, and human relationships to name a few. Recent publications have chronicled the unethical actions of...


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment

by Russell A. Barkley

Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading...


Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicine

by Richard Tutton

A rigorous, critical examination of the promises of genomics to transform the economics and delivery of medicine, Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicine examines the consequences of the shift...