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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 tenth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health…
Paperback – 2016-09-26
In Getting Married, Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer examine the social rules and expectations that shape our most personal relationships. How do couples get together? How do people act when they’re married? What happens when they’re not? Public factors influence our private relationships. From…
Paperback – 2016-09-23
Europe is one of the most dynamic and interesting areas of the world, pioneering in the European Union a new form of governance for half a billion people, represented in the world’s first directly elected transnational parliament. This book situates the European Union in a broader European, global,…
Paperback – 2016-09-23
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.
Gerhard (firstname.lastname@example.org) Gerhard Boomgaarden commissions for a world-class Sociology list that features textbooks, supplementary reading, research monographs, edited collections, translations, encyclopedias, and handbooks. He publishes in all established fields of teaching and research, as well as in newer and more interdisciplinary areas. He also manages a team of seven editors in the social sciences.
Emily Briggs commissions research monographs, edited collections and Routledge Focus titles in the areas of sociology, criminology, and health and social care. She is responsible for publishing academically rigorous, ground-breaking research across all sub-disciplines in these areas, but has particular interest in the sociology of health and illness, disability studies, youth studies, ageing studies, victimology, crime and gender, emotion and society, and feminist and intersectional approaches.
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.