Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed to combat it. The third edition has been rewritten to include recent developments while maintaining the successful broad approach of earlier editions.
Describes the sources of late modern vertigo as twofold: insecurities of status and of economic position. This book engages with the ways in which modern society attempts to explain deviant behaviour - whether it be crime, terrorism or riots - in terms of motivations and desires separate and distinct from those of the 'normal'.
Designed to be both a stand alone reader as well as a companion title to "Diversity and Society, 2e", this book offers a mix of first-person accounts, competing views on various issues, and articles from the research literature. It provides orientation on the issues which many instructors utilize when teaching the race and ethnicity course.
Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This book provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice.
Service learning has become an institutionalized practice in higher education. Students are sent out to disadvantaged communities to paint, tutor, feed, and help organize communities. This book explores the impact of service learning on a community, and considers the unequal relationship between the community and the academy.