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Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health
Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health
Edited by Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe

An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices.

Published Jun 2017
Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, Second Edition
Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, Second Edition
By Rick Csiernik and Rachel Birnbaum

This second edition of Practising Social Work Research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods. Six are new to this edition, and examine research with First Nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics.

Published Mar 2017
Experience Research Social Change: Critical Methods, Third Edition
Experience Research Social Change: Critical Methods, Third Edition
By Colleen Reid, Lorraine Greaves, and Sandra Kirby
Experience Research Social Change has long been a comprehensive and accessible resource for learning social research oriented toward social change. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and reorganized.
Published Jan 2017
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Edited by Michelle Brady and Randy K. Lippert

In Governing Practices, Michelle Brady and Randy Lippert bring together prominent scholars in sociology, criminology, anthropology, geography, and policy studies to extend and refine the current conversation about neoliberalism.

Published Sep 2016
The Promise of Sociology: Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition
The Promise of Sociology: Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition
By Rob Beamish
Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context.
Published Aug 2016
Manufacturing Phobias:  The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice
Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice
Edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz

Manufacturing Phobias will be a clarion call for anyone concerned about the disturbing consequences of our culture of fear.

Published Apr 2016
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
By Alan Sears and James Cairns
This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry.
Published Mar 2015
Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories
Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories
Edited by Abigail B. Bakan and Enakshi Dua

Theorizing Anti-Racism presents insightful essays that engage both Marxist thought and postcolonial and critical race theory with a focus on clarification and points of convergence.

Published Nov 2014
Under New Public Management: Institutional Ethnographies of Changing Front-Line Work
Under New Public Management: Institutional Ethnographies of Changing Front-Line Work
Edited by Alison I. Griffith and Dorothy E. Smith

Under New Public Management explores how new managerial governance practices coordinate the work of people doing front-line work in public sectors.

Published Aug 2014
Social Theory, Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory, Third Edition
Social Theory, Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory, Third Edition
Edited by Roberta Garner and Black Hawk Hancock
This book is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.
Published May 2014