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Tactical rape in war and conflict : international recognition and response.

Fitzpatrick, Brenda.
(2016)  | 9781447326700 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 19/5/2018
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war and genocide is not just a serious human rights issue, but also a threat to international and individual security. The first book to analyze rape as an act of war against civilians, Brenda Fitzpatrick's groundbreaking study highlights both these horrors...

Social work and social theory : Making connections.

Michael Garrett, Paul. Garrett, Paul Michael.
(2013)  | 9781847429605 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 23/3/2018
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (ex. GST),
In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand theoretical concepts and develop critical theory. In Social Work and Social Theory, Paul Michael Garrett seeks to bring the profession into dialogue with the anti-capitalist movement and encourages a new engagement with theorists such as...

Community development : A critical approach.

Ledwith, Margaret.
(2011)  | 9781847426468 | Policy Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 19/5/2018
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second...

Social work in a diverse society : transformative practice with ethnic minority communities.

Graham, Mekada J. Williams, Charlotte.
(2016)  | 9781447322627 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 224pp
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
Understanding how to work with racially and ethnically diverse populations is crucial to effective social work practice and planning, and it will only become more so as society continues to become more diverse. This textbook brings together academics and practitioners, who draw on real-life scenarios...

Citizenship social work with older people.

Payne, Malcolm.
(2012)  | 9781447301271 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 202pp
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature,...

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The class ceiling : why it pays to be privileged.

Friedman, Sam. Laurison, Daniel.
(2018)  | 9781447336068 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 42.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.05 (ex. GST),
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The glass ceiling that women and minorities struggle to break through in their careers is widely acknowledged. Yet a barrier that is just as strong, but little known, faces people from disadvantaged class backgrounds. In The Class Ceiling , Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison reveal the pervasiveness of...

Social media and social work : implications and opportunities for practice.

Buzzi, Peter. , Megele, Claudia. Simpson, J. E.
(2018)  | 9781447327394 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 35.95 (inc. GST), AUD 32.68 (ex. GST),
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In a society in which social media technologies have rapidly permeated daily living, we increasingly rely on these technologies for everything from forming and maintaining relationships to building businesses and providing us with the latest news. This book considers the impact of social media on social...

Social policy first hand : an international introduction to participatory social welfare.

Beresford, Peter. Carr, Sarah.
(2018)  | 9781447332350 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
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Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All our welfare, it...

Social experiences of breastfeeding : building bridges between research, policy and practice.

Boyer, Kate. Dowling, Sally. Pontin, David.
(2018)  | 9781447338499 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
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This book gathers the latest social science research on breastfeeding from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in order to show how the findings can be used by policymakers and practitioners to support women in breastfeeding and breastfeeding longer. It includes discussion of the social...

Social experiences of breastfeeding : building bridges between research, policy and practice.

Boyer, Kate. Dowling, Sally. Pontin, David.
(2018)  | 9781447338505 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (ex. GST),
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This book gathers the latest social science research on breastfeeding from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in order to show how the findings can be used by policymakers and practitioners to support women in breastfeeding and breastfeeding longer. It includes discussion of the social...

The future of child protection : a social model.

Featherstone, Brid. Gupta, Anna. Morris, Kate. White, Susan.
(2018)  | 9781447332756 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 46.95 (inc. GST), AUD 42.68 (ex. GST),
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This book brings together leading scholars of child protection to present an in-depth analysis of the current state of policy and practice and to assess the effects of inequality on children and families. The book delivers a critique of contemporary policy directions, but it also offers more hopeful...

Social policy first hand : an international introduction to participatory social welfare.

Beresford, Peter. Carr, Sarah.
(2018)  | 9781447332367 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (ex. GST),
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Social policy is frequently constructed and implemented by people who have little if any experience of it from the other side. In recent years, however, there has been increased attention to the idea of increasing the involvement of patients, service users, and the public in the creation of social policy....

The New Dynamics of Ageing, Volume 2.

Walker, Alan.
(2018)  | 9781447314783 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 252pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 152.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.05 (ex. GST),
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This volume and its companion, The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1 , provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary overviews of the very latest research on ageing. Together they report the outcomes of the most concerted investigation ever undertaken into both the influence shaping the changing nature of...

Immigration policy and the sociology of emotions.

Sirriyeh, Ala.
(2018)  | 9781447330585 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
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In principle immigration policy should be viewed objectively, considering several factors and stakeholders. In reality, immigration is one of the most hotly emotional subjects in politics today. This book explores the role of emotions in the making and justification of immigration policy. It presents...

Divercities : understanding super diversity in deprived and mixed neighbourhoods.

Oosterlynck, Stijn. van, Kempen Ronald. Verschraegen, Gert.
(2018)  | 9781447338178 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
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This book explores the ways in which residents of deprived and mixed neighborhoods live with diversity, and the active and creative ways in which diversity is micro-regulated. Though diversity can frequently lead to tension and conflict, residents tend to look for--and often find--ways to address those...

 

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