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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. The text also comes with a companion set of readings and five unique cases that encourage your students to learn by doing and to apply their…
Paperback – 2016-02-29
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 – 2016-02-16
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
In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of…
Paperback – 2016-02-12
Earthscan Food and Agriculture
The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from…
Paperback – 2016-02-10
The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies…
Paperback – 2016-02-08
Communication and Society
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.
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