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The fourth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior. This edition includes the DSM - 5, the 2015 EPAS competencies, and a new chapter that explores the future of social work and some of the emerging…
Paperback – 2016-03-08
New Directions in Social Work
Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a best-selling text and website for introduction to social work courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a…
Paperback – 2016-02-18
New Directions in Social Work
Obesity has dominated popular media as one of the most pressing issues of the new millennium. In the US, high rates of obesity, and by extension, fat people are often blamed for rising health-care costs and a weakening of national security. What does it mean to be considered fat during a time when…
Paperback – 2015-12-15
Research continues to uncover early childhood as a crucial time when we set the stage for who we will become. In the last decade, we have also seen a sudden massive shift in America’s racial makeup with the majority of the current under-5 age population being children of color. Asian and…
Paperback – 2015-12-07
New Critical Viewpoints on Society
The second volume of Priscilla Alderson’s popular and renowned book Childhoods Real and Imagined relates dialectical critical realism to childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents a practical introductory guide for applying critical realism to research…
Paperback – 2015-11-17
Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
In our turbulent world of global flows and digital transformations pervasive identity crises and self-reinvention have become increasingly central to everyday life. In this fascinating book, Anthony Elliott shows how global transformations – the new electronic economy, digital worlds,…
Paperback – 2015-10-29
The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James…
Paperback – 2016-10-27
The Handbook of Applied System Science is organized around both methodological approaches in systems science, and the substantive topic to which these approaches have been applied. The volume begins with an essay that introduces three system science methods: agent-based modeling, system dynamics,…
Hardback – 2016-10-26
The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and…
Paperback – 2016-10-26
This FreeBook brings together several enlightening essays exploring themes surrounding identity - from the process of reinvention to the profound effects of new technologies.
This will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in culture, society, and the social sciences.
Co-editors, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini, discuss the constantly changing field of Popular studies and their latest book, Popular Culture as Everyday Life.
Erich Goode discusses his inspirations behind his book, Deviant Behavior and how it has grown over the years with each edition.
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Neil Jordan has worked across a number of lists within the social sciences and now publishes a range of texts in sociology, focusing primarily on monographs and reference collections. He has a variety of active series and is keen to consider proposals in the areas of social theory, ethics, inequalities, migration, race and ethnicity, popular culture and cultural politics, research methods, the sociology of knowledge, memory studies, globalisation, gender studies, the body and social movements.