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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)
 
 
The Culture of Teenage Mothers
The Culture of Teenage Mothers (November 2009)
Joanna Gregson - Author

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Society stigmatizes teen pregnancy, but most teenage mothers keep their babies and many regard their pregnancies as the best thing that ever happened to them. In this book, Joanna Gregson explores teen mothers’ shared culture: how they perceive their situations and how they experience stigma. Drawing from four...(Read More)
 
 
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (January 2007)
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Matthew B. Robinson - Author
Renee G. Scherlen - Author

Uncovers how the Office of National Drug Control Policy uses and misuses statistical evidence.

This book critically analyzes claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war. Specifically, the book examines six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005 to determine if ONDCP accurately a...(Read More)
 
 
Kitchen Capitalism
Kitchen Capitalism (October 2004)
Microenterprise in Low-Income Households
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden - Author
Cynthia K. Sanders - Author
Michael Sherraden - Author

The first in-depth examination of self-employment from the perspectives of low-income entrepreneurs.

Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, including who chooses to open a micro business, and why; what resources do they...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Multiracialism
The Politics of Multiracialism (June 2004)
Challenging Racial Thinking
Heather M. Dalmage - Editor

A provocative analysis of current thought and discourse on multiracialism.

This is the first book to critically look at the political issues and interests surrounding the broadly defined Multiracial Movement and at what is being said about multiracialism. Many of the multiracial family organizations that exist across the United States developed socially, ideologically, and politically during the conservative Reagan yea...(Read More)

 
 
Stories of Change
Stories of Change (January 2002)
Narrative and Social Movements
Joseph E. Davis - Editor

Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

Despite the amount of storytelling in social movements, little attention has been paid to narrative as a form of movement discourse or as a mode of social interaction. Stories of Change is a systematic study of narrative as well as a demonstration of the power of narrative analysis to illuminate many features of contemporary social movements. Davis in...(Read More)
 
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