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Advocacy in the Human Service

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Aids In The Twenty-First Century

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In this clearly written and informative book, Barnett and Whiteside--experts in the field for over 15 years--argue that it is vital to not only look at AIDS in terms of prevention and treatment, but to also consider consequences which affect households, communities, companies, governments, and countries. This is a major contribution toward understanding the global public health crisis, as well as the relationship between poverty, inequality, and infectious diseases.

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Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"

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In Bodies That Matter, Judith Butler further develops her distinctive theory of gender by examining the workings of power at the most "material" dimensions of sex and sexuality. Deepening the inquiries she began in Gender Trouble, Butler offers an original reformulation of the materiality of bodies, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of bodies, sex, and gender.
Butler argues that power operates to constrain "sex" from the start, delimiting what counts as a viable sex. She offers a clarification of the notion of "performativity" introduced in Gender Trouble and explores the meaning of a citational politics. The text includes readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan, and Freud on the formation of materiality and bodily boundaries; "Paris is Burning," Nella Larsen's "Passing," and short stories by Willa Cather; along with a reconsideration of "performativity" and politics in feminist, queer, and radical democratic theory.

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Caribbean Community: The Struggle for Survival

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9781466911062
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Caribbean Families: Diversity Among Ethnic Groups

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The Caribbean is known more as a tropical paradise than as an area composed of diverse ethnic and political groups, the majority of whom live on the edge of poverty. This set of conceptual and empirical papers focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups in Caribbean families. The essays examine ethnic origins, social structures, family structures, and intellectual, social and clinical problems and their treatment. The issues noted in migration patterns are presented in some detail and there is a description and assessment of different family organizations and childrearing patterns. In documenting Caribbean culture, this volume aims to offer a source of information for broadening the knowledge base of social scientists interested in sociocultural family functioning.

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1567502989

Caribbean Sociology: Introductory Readings

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This is the first text for undergraduate students which presents in a comprehensive collection the works of Caribbean scholars in the form of an indigenous sociology. The result is a single volume bringing together for students, tutors and researchers a significant body of Caribbean sociological literature which is either scattered, unpublished, out of print or otherwise difficult to access.

The 12 sections which make up this volume are preceded by general introductions giving an overview of the development of Caribbean sociological research and thought, with appropriate readings which expand on these themes. 

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There is now a significant body of Caribbean sociological literature much of which is either scattered, difficult to access or out of print. Caribbean Sociology: Introductory Readings addresses the problem by bringing the literature together in single volume. This comprehensive collection is divided into 12 sections beginning with a general introduction which reviews Caribbean sociological development. Following this a section exploring Caribbean social theory comprising classic pieces by founding fathers of Caribbean sociology as well essays examining the contribution of Caribbean scholars to the emergence of an indigenous sociology ad social science. Ensuing sections delve into traditional themes such as social stratification, ethnicity, culture and identity, women and gender and education, as well as emerging discussions on domestic violence, child and sexual abuse, labour market conditions, population and demographic change and indigenous African derived religions. The final section deals with the broad area of social change and development which encapsulates the debate on modernisation and development in the region. This Reader is primarily intended for undergraduate sociology students but will prove useful for courses in Caribbean sociology at several different levels.

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9768123168
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CARICOM Integration

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Changing Societies

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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action."

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9780847693290
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1999-01-31

City Limits: Crime

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City Limits contributes to a growing body of work under the umbrella of 'cultural criminology', which attempts to bring an appreciation of cultural change to an understanding of crime in late modernity (Hayward and Young 2004). Hayward presents an ambitious theoretical analysis that attempts to inspire a 'cultural approach' to understanding the 'crime-city nexus' and, in particular, to re-address 'strain' and the concept of 'relative deprivation' in the context of a culture of consumption.

The book incorporates an impressive array of literature from beyond the boundaries of traditional criminology - including urban studies, social theory and, most strikingly, from art and architectural criticism - illustrating a multidisciplinary approach. This provides for a challenging and enlightening read, with a particularly important emphasis on the impact of consumer culture on the lived urban experience and spatial dynamics of the city and, in turn, for an understanding of transgression and criminality.

Runner-up for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize (2004).

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1904385036

Contemporary Sociological Theory 2ed.

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This meticulous collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field, examining current key topics in the field such as such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the debates over modernity and postmodernity.

  • Includes the work of major figures including Foucault, Giddens, Bourdieu, Bauman, and Habermas
  • Organized thematically, with editorial introductions to put the readings into theoretical perspective
  • New selected readings bring the book up to date
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    9781405148566
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    2007-04-02
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    Criminology/11E

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    A concise look at criminology and criminological theory, this new edition features new chapter objectives and rewritten chapter summaries. Students are encouraged to conduct further research on the Internet.

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    9780495912644
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    2011-05-01

    Down to Earth Sociology & Introductory Readings

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    For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure.
    The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.

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    Drug Abuse Rapid Situation Assessment Handbook 2ed.

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    Effective Helping/7E 2007

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    Gain the skills and strategies you need to be an effective and empathic helper with EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition. Today's helpers must have a wider, more diverse range of knowledge and skills than ever before--to succeed you must understand culturally diverse human behavior and development, the process of change, the power of contemporary forces, and you must know the best theories and methods of helping and communicating. EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition is the clear, applied, and respected book that will help you master the practical skills of interviewing and relationship building. This is a book that helps prepare you for the reality of what it's like to be a helper, and it's a resource you'll want to hold onto throughout your studies and well into your career.

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    Ethnicity, Class and Nationalism

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    Celebrants of an ever-emerging 'globalization' fly the banner of free trade, the mass marketization of once faltering economies, and rising economic and social standards for all. Many opponents to globalization rightfully point out that borders still exist largely for the purposes of keeping one 'commodity' in its place: the labor commodity or, the more familiar, immigrant. Arguments of this type are often steeped in economic and social discourse. Race and ethnicity are seen as either being subsumed by this discourse or are entirely ignored as incidental to this type of political thought. In Ethnicity, Class and Nationalism: Caribbean and Extra-Caribbean Dimensions specialists writing on the Caribbean form of the nation-state place race and ethnicity along with class in its proper context: at the very foundations of the modern nation. Editor Anton L. Allahar has handpicked scholarship that is both contemporary and expert in its consideration of Caribbean geo-politics. Furthermore, essays in this volume include comparative cases from around the globe. In the interest of locating race and ethnicity as sociological and political categories that are inimical to contemporary conceptions of the nation state, Allahar explores spaces other than the Caribbean. The result is a comparative study that is unique in scope and also in its level of scholarly reflection. This book is the first of its kind. It is essential reading for anyone interested in advancing their analysis of political, economic, social, and cultural thought in the Caribbean."

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    Family in the Caribbean

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    "Family in the Caribbean provides a comprehensive review of the extensive literature on family, household and conjugal unions in the Caribbean. The book is constructed around six themes prominent in Caribbean family studies, namely definitions of the family, plural and creole society, social structure, gender roles and relationships, methodology, history and social change. Part I critically assesses theoretical trends and interpretations from the perspectives of African heritage, colonial social welfare, structural functionalism, adaptive responses to poverty and kinship ideology and practice. Concepts such as matrifocality, male marginality, female headed household and kinship network are examined. Part II reviews substantive topics of slave family structure, East Indian family patterns, childhood socialisation and social policy. An added feature is the inclusion of selected readings from works by the main contributors to Caribbean family theory which provide a handy reference for readers. These readings are conveniently placed at the end of each section. The author s objective is to pave the way for future investigations which study Caribbean families in their own right, and in the process help to bury the ethnocentric images of deviant and disorganised families. " "

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    Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases

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    This ground breaking text provides the ideal introduction to the ever-changing field of foreign policy. With a unique combination of theories, actors and cases in a single volume, the expert contributors provide students with a valuable and accessible introduction to what foreign policy is and how it is conducted.
    With an emphasis throughout on grounding theory in empirical examples, the textbook features a section dedicated to relevant and topical case studies where foreign policy analysis approaches and theories are applied.
    The expert team of contributors clearly conveys the connection between international relations theory, political science, and the development of foreign policy analysis, emphasizing the key debates in the academic community.
    The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which provides additional resources for both lecturers and students.
    For students:
    - Expand your reading with web links organized by chapter that point you to pertinent articles and useful websites.
    - Test your understanding of key terms with the flashcard glossary.
    - Explore the evolution of foreign policy analysis by following an interactive timeline
    For lecturers:
    - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class.
    - Find out how to use case studies in your teaching with our guide to using case studies
    - Use the simulation exercises to help your students explore negotiations and debates

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    9780198708902
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    2016-10-18

    Fundamentals of Sentencing Theory: Essays in Honour of Andrew von Hirsch

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    The Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice series covers all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence. The scope of the series is wide, encompassing both practical and theoretical works.
    This volume is a thematic collection of essays on sentencing theory by leading writers. The essays consider several issues affecting the discipline including the underlying justifications for the imposition of punishment by the State, areas of sentencing policy that have given rise to particular difficulty, such as the sentencing of drug offenders, the rationale for discounting sentences for multiple offenders, the existence of special sentencing for young offenders, and cases where the injury done to the victim is of a different magnitude from what might have been expected, and includes various questions about the unequal impact on offenders of different sentencing measures.
    This volume is dedicated to Professor Andrew von Hirsch, whose continuing work on sentencing theory provided the stimulus for the collection.

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    Global Sociology 2ed.

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    Offering a global approach to sociology, this textbook is relevant and fresh for the undergraduate reader. It offers discussion of a range of topical and substantive areas and avoids the West and the rest approach.

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    9781403948458
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    2007-01-01
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    Handbook of Disability Studies

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    This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines.

    The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability

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    Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches

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    Combining incisive and original analysis with numerous pedagogical features, Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, Fifth Edition, offers a highly readable and systematic introduction to the principal theories in international relations. Authors Robert Jackson and Georg Sorensen carefully explain how various theories organize and shape our view of the world, providing students with a perspective that integrates theory and practice.
    Updated in light of current international events and ongoing debates in the subject, the fifth edition features:
    * A new structure that guides students through developments in IR theory, from classical views to contemporary approaches and debates
    * A new chapter on feminism, post-structuralism, and post-colonialism
    * An updated Companion Website featuring resources for students (case studies, review questions, links, a flashcard glossary, and links to Oxford Scholarship Online) and text boxes from the book for instructors"

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    Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century /2e

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    The extensively revised and updated second edition combines carefully chosen primary quotes with wide-ranging discussion and everyday illustrative examples to provide an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary sociological theory.

  • Combines classical and contemporary theory in a single, integrated text
  • Short biographies and historical timelines of significant events provide context to theorists' ideas
  • Innovatively builds on excerpts from original theoretical writings with detailed discussion of the concepts and ideas under review
  • Includes new examples of current social processes in China, South Korea, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and other non-Western societies
  • Additional resources, available at www.wiley.com/go/dillon, include multiple choice and essay questions, PowerPoint slides with multimedia links to content illustrative of sociological processes, a list of complementary primary readings, a quotation bank, and other background materials
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    2014-01-31
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    Introduction to the Sociology Development

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    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the latest debates in the sociology of development, linking theoretical and empirical issues of social change primarily though not exclusively through reference to the Third World. This book covers general conceptions of modernisation and underdevelopment and points to new attempts at their synthesis as well as exploring the policy implications of different development models.
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    Main Currents in Sociological Thought Vol. 2

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    In this second volume of Main Currents of Sociological Thought, Raymond Aron continues the analysis, begun in the first volume, of the "great doctrines of historical sociol-ogy." Aron explores the work of three figures who profoundly shaped sociology as it entered the twentieth century: Emile Durkheim, the great French theorist of consensus, who continued Auguste Comte's quest for a science of society and a scientific validation of morality; Vilfredo Pareto, the Italian "neo-Machiavellian" who mocked traditional mo-rality and humanitarian pretensions and emphasized the oligarchic or elitist character of all societies; and the German sociologist Max Weber, who reflected continuously on the relationship between science and action, filled with deep foreboding about the pros-pects for human freedom in an age marked by bureaucratization and rationalization.

    Aron presents rich portraits of these three thinkers, drawing from them what remains of enduring worth, even as he distances himself from Durkheim's project for a science of society, Pareto's exaggerated critique of humanitarianism, and Weber's tragic pessimism. Aron's book is essential for clarifying his profound indebtedness to and crucial divergences from the thought of Max Weber, the sociologist par excellence, in Aron's view.

    Together with volume 1, which treats the work of Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, and Tocqueville, it forms the definitive survey of the great social thinkers to date. Yet, as Daniel J. Mahoney and Brian C. Anderson explain in their introduction, Main Currents is more than a survey; it is above all a challenge to contemporary social science to retain the ambition of an older, philosophically informed sociology to present an interpretation of modern society and to reflect on the meaning of universal history.

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