Social sciences round-up

May 24, 2012

Working with Adults at Risk from Harm

Editors: Margaret Greenfields, Roger Dalrymple and Agnes Fanning

Edition: First

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill

Pages: 296

Price: £65.00, £22.99 and £.59

ISBN: 9780335241231, 9780335241224 and 9780335241248 (e-book)

Acknowledging the overlap between different states of adult vulnerability within a range of health, social care and community contexts, this volume looks beyond social-work practice and legislative focus to examine the categories of "at risk" and "vulnerable adults" including homeless people, prisoners and migrant workers. The text is intended for third-year undergraduates and master's students of social work, social care, community health and education, as well as public sector staff.

Religion and HIV and AIDS: Charting the Terrain

Editor: Beverley Haddad

Edition: First

Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press

Pages: 448

Price: £42.50

ISBN: 9781869142070

This text aims to contribute to a growing body of scholarship that recognises the importance of religious engagement with the reality of HIV and Aids. In many African communities, the spiritual narrative is more compelling than its biomedical equivalent, making interdisciplinary collaboration crucial. The project that led to this book brought together scholars of religion and theology and community activists.

Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics

Editors: Dirk Hoerder and Nora Faires

Edition: First

Publisher: Duke University Press

Pages: 456

Price: £67.00 and £16.99

ISBN: 9780822350347 and 50514

The editors aim to develop what they call "transcultural social studies" in this integrated view of migration in North America via an interdisciplinary collection of essays illuminating the movements of people within and between Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the US over the past two centuries. Contributors examine the movements of diverse populations across the continent in relation to changing cultural, political and economic patterns.

Alternative Business: Outlaws, Crime and Culture

Author: Martin Parker

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 184

Price: £95.00 and £25.99

ISBN: 9780415586474 and 6481

Beginning with Robin Hood, and covering pirates, smugglers, highwaymen, the Wild West and the Mafia, Martin Parker considers the counter-culture of the outlaw - one that rebels against dominant forms of economy and organisation and celebrates a life free from wage slavery. It is intended for students and lecturers working on organisations, cultural studies and criminology.

Fair Play: A Daniel Dorling Reader on Social Justice

Author: Daniel Dorling

Edition: First

Publisher: Policy Press

Pages: 416

Price: £24.99

ISBN: 9781847428790

Intended as an accessible reader bringing together highly influential writings by Daniel Dorling on inequality and social justice, why they matter and what they are. It encompasses a range of material from print and online media - including newspaper articles and key publications - that provides evidence that Britain is becoming more politically, socially and economically divided while coming together in terms of educational outcomes and reduced segregation by ethnicity.

Understanding 'Race' and Ethnicity

Editors: Gary Craig, Karl Atkin, Sangeeta Chattoo and Ronny Flynn

Edition: First

Publisher: Policy Press

Pages: 336

Price: £65.00 and £22.99

ISBN: 97818474717 and 7700

Aimed at students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers, this edited volume focuses on the UK as an exemplary case study, and combines historical and theoretical approaches to the issue of "race" and ethnicity within welfare provision, including an examination of how minorities experience welfare in a range of service settings.

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Mike Morris

Edition: First

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 320

Price: £60.00 and £18.99

ISBN: 9781444332094 and 66983

Intended as a practical pocket resource written in jargon-free language for those newly engaged in anthropological study or seeking a quick guide to anthropology, this text includes more than 800 detailed entries, extensive cross-references and related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics and geography.

Social Research Methods

Author: Alan Bryman

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 808

Price: £31.99

ISBN: 9780199588053

This best-selling text offers an overview of the principal techniques and methodologies in social research, considering a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to help students identify the best approach for their needs. Alan Bryman covers the process of formulating objectives, choosing research methods and securing research participants, as well as advice on how to effectively collect, analyse and interpret data and disseminate those findings to others. The fourth edition offers a new "supervisor experience" feature, with helpful tips from the supervisor's perspective, and a new chapter addressing the sampling issues faced by qualitative researchers.

Archaeological Theory in Practice Authors Patricia A. Urban and Edward Schortman

Edition: First

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Pages: 300

Price: £71.95 and £.50

ISBN: 9781598746280 and 746297

A concise overview of the basics of archaeological theory that aims to clarify the link between theory and the actual conduct of archaeological research. The authors draw on research at Stonehenge, Mesopotamia and their own long-term project in Naco Valley, Honduras.

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