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The Specter of Babel

Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.

Self-Direction

Relates how the self-direction movement was developed, the research that supports it, how the model has spread across the country and the globe, and recommendations and prospects for the future.

A Turbulent South Africa

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Privatizing the Polity

Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.

Black Haze, Second Edition

Expanded and revised edition of the first book devoted solely to black fraternity hazing.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition

Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.

Becoming a Footnote

Humorous and witty recollections of the author's journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist/scholar.

Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

The Culture of Teenage Mothers

By Joanna Gregson
Subjects: Sociology

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Promised Land

Examines the relationship between grassroots Catholic Church groups (base Christian communities) and the mobilization of peasant farmers in the fight for control of Amazon lands.

Alcohol and Homicide

The authors show how and why alcohol and violence are so often linked today.

Fear of Crime

This is an examination of the factors that contribute to the risk of being victimized, such as crime rates and environmental and personal variables.

The Penitentiary in Crisis

This is a case study of the violence and disorder that have become endemic in U. S. prisons. The 1980 riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico was one of the worst riots in prison history. Thirty-three ...

The Battered Woman and Shelters

Explores how standardized images of problems and people inform and shape social services for women who have been assaulted.