Poverty and Social Work Issues
Dark Ages America
The Final Phase of Empire
A critical evaluation of the current American economy by the author of The Twilight of American Culture predicts that the United States will suffer a financial crisis in the wake of war costs and debts, compromises to democratic beliefs, and propaganda. Reprint.
The Mole People
Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
Explores the underground communities beneath New York City, examining the people that live there, the factors that influenced their decision to move below ground, and the sense of identity individuals find in this alternative world
Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages third world economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the lucrative contracts.
Tell Them Who I Am
The Lives of Homeless Women
"One of the very best things ever written about homeless people in the nation."—Jonathan Kozol.
Development As Freedom
The 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics states that freedom is the most efficient means of sustaining economic life and securing welfare throughout the world, explaining how his theories can be applied today. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State
Addressing the issue of how Hitler won the allegiance of ordinary Germans, a historian argues that, through a campaign of organized theft--crippling taxes on citizens of occupied nations, mass looting, enslavement, and systematic plunder--the proceeds of which were channeled into generous social programs at home, the Nazis bought peoples consent. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Our Enduring Values
Librarianship in the 21st Century
Describes the principles of eight core values including stewardship, services, intellectual freedom, and literarcy and learning; and discusses how libraries can adapt them in order to thrive in the twenty-first century.
Humanity in Transition
The renowned pioneer of "concerned photography" turns his compassionate lens to the subject of human displacement, selecting images from the last seven years of his work that span thirty-five countries and depicting the mass movement and mass suffering of the world's refugee population.
"Folio, 431pgs. Full bound in grey cloth covered boards with dark grey titling on spine. Binding is solid. An extensive photo documentation of the world's phenomenon of mass migration.
With his unique vision and empathy, Salgado gives us a clearer picture of the enormous social and political transformations now occurring in a world divided between excess and need.
Book shows very faint toning to edges of pages, otherwise interior is clean and bright. Boards are in excellent condition. The illustrated jacket is mildly rubbed and worn at extremities. DJ has been protected in a Mylar cover.
Rich Christians In An Age Of Hunger
Moving From Affluence To Generosity
Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.
Tricks of the Trade
How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing It
Tricks of the Trade will help students think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sound advice, students will be able to make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data.
Becker's tricks cover four broad areas of social science: The creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data, the development of "concepts" to organize findings, and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found.
Becker's advice ranges from simple suggestions such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for justification) to more technical advice such as how to manipulate truth tables.