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Advocacy for Social Change: Coalitions and the Organizations that Lead Them

Advocacy for Social Change: Coalitions and the Organizations that Lead Them

Forthcoming

Herbert J. Rubin
March 08, 2018

This book portrays how small, geographically dispersed, progressive social change and social service organizations working within a coalition are able to influence national level social policies. Based on extensive empirical research focused on two national organizations that exist to protect lower...

Prison Violence: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

Prison Violence: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

Kristine Levan
October 13, 2017

Drawing on a range of research and media sources to provide an international perspective on the topic of prison violence, this book focuses on the impact of such violence on the individual both while he or she is incarcerated and upon his or her release from prison, as well as on society as a whole...

Street Practice: Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance

Street Practice: Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance

Lori McNeil
November 17, 2016

Presenting recent studies of non-profit organizations involved in poverty relief services in New York City in comparison with programmes in existence across the US, Street Practice provides a front-line, ground-level perspective on innovative research practices designed to solve community problems....

Social Problems and Inequality: Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology

Social Problems and Inequality: Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology

John Alessio
November 15, 2016

Social Problems and Inequality explores integrated and root-cause-based explanations of complex social problems. Written in clear and understandable language, allowing it to be used for classroom purposes, it addresses the most fundamental principles of how humans, acting through social units,...

Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education

Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education

Kristi Holsinger
September 09, 2016

Teaching Justice explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social injustice. Examining a range of approaches to education, it considers the challenges that exist in teaching about justice, drawing on extensive empirical data gathered amongst...

Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States

Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States

Elizabeth Cherry
May 20, 2016

This book offers a comparison of the animal rights movements in the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview material gathered amongst activists in both countries. Investigating the ways in which culture affects the outcomes of the two movements, the author examines its role as a...

From Intervention to Social Change: A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices

From Intervention to Social Change: A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices

Triin Vihalemm, Margit Keller, Maie Kiisel
August 10, 2015

This book explores the design, communication and implementation of social change programmes aimed at solving various social problems, from reducing health-risk behaviour to ’green’ consumption or financial literacy. Examining the application of social practice theory as a way of understanding...

Preventing Human Trafficking: Education and NGOs in Thailand

Preventing Human Trafficking: Education and NGOs in Thailand

Robert W. Spires
February 28, 2015

This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of...

Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

A. Javier Treviño, Karen M. McCormack
February 28, 2014

This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that...

Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections

Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections

Alana Van Gundy, Amy Baumann-Grau
November 08, 2013

A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class action lawsuits to shed light on ’covert’ abuse such as sexual or physical abuse, as well...

Regulating Alcohol around the World: Policy Cocktails

Regulating Alcohol around the World: Policy Cocktails

Tiffany Bergin
July 28, 2013

With the World Health Organization estimating that nearly four percent of global deaths are due to alcohol, alcohol misuse can be an extremely damaging social problem, and one that governments around the world have endeavored to address through a range of policy strategies. Regulating Alcohol...

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