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Poor Joshua
Poor Joshua (August 2018)
The DeShaney Case and Child Abuse in America
John R. Howard - Author

 
 
The New Welfare Consensus
The New Welfare Consensus (August 2018)
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
Darren Barany - Author

 
 
A Turbulent South Africa
A Turbulent South Africa (March 2018)
Post-apartheid Social Protest
Jérôme Tournadre - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Frequently praised for its democratic transition, South Africa has experienced an almost uninterrupted cycle of social protest since the late 1990s. There have been increasing numbers of demonstrations against the often appalling living conditions of millions of South Africans, pointing to the fact that they have yet ...(Read More)
 
 
Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political a...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism
A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism (December 2016)
Whiteness, Neoliberalism, and Resistance in Education
Zachary A. Casey - Author

Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.

Through an analysis of whiteness, capitalism, and teacher education, A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism sheds light on the current conditions of public education in the United States. We have created an environment wherein market-based logics of efficiency, lowering costs, and increasing returns ...(Read More)
 
 
Privatizing the Polity
Privatizing the Polity (September 2015)
Holona LeAnne Ochs - Author

Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.

Research on poverty and research on governance currently exist as largely disparate literatures without a framework for building knowledge regarding how policies and practices compare as poverty alleviation strategies. In Privatizing the Polity, Holona LeAnne Ochs examines the...(Read More)
 
 
Black Haze, Second Edition
Black Haze, Second Edition (June 2015)
Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities
Ricky L. Jones - Author

Expanded and revised edition of the first book devoted solely to black fraternity hazing.

Are black men naturally violent? Do they define manhood in the same way as their counterparts across lines of race? Are black Greek-letter fraternities among the most dangerous student organizations on American college and university campuses? Can their often-dangerous initiation processes be stopped or even modified and, if ...(Read More)
 
 
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition (January 2014)
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Matthew B. Robinson - Author
Renee G. Scherlen - Author

Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.

First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as foun...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming a Footnote
Becoming a Footnote (July 2013)
An Activist-Scholar Finds His Voice, Learns to Write, and Survives Academia
Sanford F. Schram - Author

Humorous and witty recollections of the author’s journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist-scholar.

How does a graduate student acquire the skills necessary to define a clear research agenda and write meaningful contributions to the scholarship in his or her field? Can the requirements of professional advancement in the ivory tower be reconciled with making a difference in the bare-knuckle wo...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions (April 2011)
William Roth - Editor
Katharine Briar-Lawson - Editor

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

This landmark book brings together the reality of globalization and the imperative for social justice for helping professionals and students.  Helping professions such as social work, counseling, and community building can no longer be understood outside a global framework. While the...(Read More)
 
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