Eichar contends that as governmental and union threats to managerial prerogatives withered toward the century’s end, so did corporate social responsibility. Today, with shareholder value as their beacon, large corporations have shred their social contract with their employees, decimated unions, avoided taxes, and engaged in all manner of risky practices and corrupt politics.
After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ‘90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist their literal insertion into concentrated Bronx poverty.
The book tells the story of Toronto’s first immigrant neighbourhood of Irish, Jewish, Italian, African American and Chinese newcomers. Considered a slum by the city, it was bulldozed in the late 1950s to make room for a new city hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Today, few Torontonians know of its existence. Contributors include UT Professor of Social Work David Hulchanski who has written extensively about a polarized Toronto with increasing income disparity.
Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health research, including the remaking of coercion into scientific psychiatric treatment, the adoption of an unscientific diagnostic system that controls the distribution of services, and how drug treatments have failed to improve the mental health outcome.
Sampaio provides a sustained and systematic examination of policy and enforcement shifts impacting Latinas/os. Her book concludes with an examination of immigration reform under the Obama administration, contrasting the promise of hope and change with the reality of increased detentions, deportations, and continued marginalization.
From market crisis to market boom, from welfare to wealth care, from homelessness to helplessness, and an all-out assault on the global environment—these are just some of the indecencies of contemporary economic life that Profit Pathology takes on. Here, Michael Parenti investigates how class power is a central force in our political life and, yet, is subjected to little critical discernment. He notes how big-moneyed interests shift the rules of the game in their favor while unveiling the long march by reactionaries through the nation’s institutions to undo all the gains of social democracy, from the New Deal to the present.
Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of “aggressive assimilation.” As Augie Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse.
New standards for patient and family centered care and integration of psychosocial care with medical treatment, areas long championed by oncology social work and where they have a substantial history of innovation. Includes psychosocial interventions with pediatric patients as well as children and adolescents confronting parental cancer. Implements new regulatory mandates for distress screening. Contains evidenced-based assessments and interventions social workers use in work with adults with cancer and their families.
Interviewing is a crucial skill for journalists but the list of professions that rely on the interview to conduct business is long. . . . Interviewing: The Oregon Method collects analysis and instruction from three-dozen expert interview practitioners, scholars and teachers. Its chapters take focused looks at interview ethics, the sanctity of quotes, sourcing via social media, studies of interviewing in the virtual world, negotiating identity, and building rapport.
Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives
Ferguson goes beyond the debate over the effectiveness of cash transfers as an anti-poverty strategy and argues that there is even more at stake than the “gains in ameliorating the worst forms of poverty.”
Drawing on autoethnography, and extensive interviews with heavily tattooed women, Covered in Ink provides insight into the increasingly visible subculture of women with tattoos.
When viewed from the perspective of those who suffer the consequences of repressive approaches to public security, it is often difficult to distinguish state agents from criminals. The mistreatment by police and soldiers examined in this book reflects a new kind of stigmatization.
During the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced a remarkable resurgence, drawing millions of American men and women into its ranks. In Not a Catholic Nation, Mark Paul Richard examines the KKK’s largely ignored growth in the six states of New England—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—and details the reactions of the region’s Catholic population, the Klan’s primary targets.
On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others, including the author of this book. The shootings shocked the American public and triggered a nationwide wave of campus strikes and protests. To many at the time, Kent State seemed an unlikely site for the bloodiest confrontation in a decade of campus unrest—a sprawling public university in the American heartland, far from the coastal epicenters of political and social change.