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Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother
$5.87
Description
Growing up in a prosperous neighborhood, B. Morrison was taught that poverty was a product of laziness and public assistance programs only rewarded irresponsibility. However, when her marriage soured, she abruptly found herself an impoverished single mother. Disowned by her parents and facing destitution for herself and her two small sons, she was forced to accept the handout so disdained by her parents and their world: welfare. This dramatic memoir tells how one woman finds and grasps the lifeline that ultimately enables her to become independent. B. Morrison is the author of a poetry collection entitled Here at Least, and is currently working on a novel. Visit her website and blog at www.bmorrison.com.
ISBN
9781934074657
By
Morrison, B
Publisher
Apprentice House
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703833
Location
C
Can Anyone Hear Us?: Voices of the Poor (World Bank Publication)
$6.01
Description
First in a group of three volumes resulting from a global consultation and research effort. multi-country research initiative to understand poverty from the eyes of the poor, the 'Voices of the Poor' project was undertaken to inform the World Bank's activities and the 'World Development Report 2000/2001'. 'Voices of the Poor' marks the first time such an exercise has been undertaken in so many developing countries and transition economies around the world. -- Volume 1, 'Can Anyone Hear Us?' gathers the voices of over 40,000 poor women and men in 50 countries from the World Bank's participatory poverty assessments (Deepa Narayan, Raj Patel, Kai Schafft, Anne Rademacher, and Sarah Koch-Schulte, authors). -- Volume 2, 'Crying Out for Change' pulls together new field work conducted in 1999 in 23 countries (Deepa Narayan, Robert Chambers, Meera Shah, and Patti Petesch, authors). -- Volume 3, 'From Many Lands' offers regional patterns and country case-studies (Deepa Narayan and Patti Petesch, editors). 'Voices of the Poor' provides a unique and detailed picture of the life of the poor and explains the constraints poor people face to escape from poverty in a way that more traditional survey techniques do not capture well. Each of the three volumes demonstrates the importance of voice and power in poor people's definition of poverty. 'Voices of the Poor' concludes that we need to expand our conventional views of poverty which focus on income expenditure, education, and health to include measures of voice and empowerment. A copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press.
ISBN
9780195216011
By
Koch-Schulte, Sara
Publisher
World Bank Publications
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
660592
Location
C
The House of Purple Hearts: Stories of Vietnam Vets Who Find Their Way Back
$5.87
Description
A powerful, heartbreaking, and inspirational account of the first years of the revolutionary New England Shelter for Homelesss Vets, The House of Purple Hearts exposes the terrible effects of the Vietnam War on the men who fought it.
ISBN
9780060170769
By
Solotaroff, Paul
Publisher
Harpercollins
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
561087
Location
C
The 'Too Difficult' Box: The Big Issues Politicians Can't Crack
$19.46
Description
Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke brings together a cast of heavy hitters from the worlds of politics, academia and public service to write expansively and persuasively on important topics too often kicked into the long grass because of their insolubility, such as immigration, welfare reform, drug regulation, public sector pensions, nuclear disarmament, social care in old age and gender discrimination in the work place.
ISBN
9781849546973
By
Clarke, Charles
Publisher
Biteback Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111417
Location
C
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
$5.87
Description
The children in this book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. Tender, generous and often religiously devout, they speak with eloquence and honesty about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them.

The book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDs, life-consuming fires and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place.

A gently written work, "Amazing Grace" asks questions that are at once political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How cold -- how cruel, how tough -- do we dare be?

ISBN
9780517799994
By
Kozol, Jonathan
Publisher
Crown
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110406
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D
Rape: The Politics of Consciousness
$7.39
ISBN
9780062503510
By
Griffin, Susan
Publisher
HarperCollins
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108748
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American Social Welfare Policy (6th Edition)
$5.87
Description
This best-selling text provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues, including: information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, nd much more.
ISBN
9780205627080
By
Stoesz, David
Publisher
Pearson
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108069
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L
The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison
$27.00
Description
A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book.

Prompted by a dead-end retail job and a vague desire to increase the amount of justice in his hometown, Jason Hardy became a parole officer in New Orleans at the worst possible moment. Louisiana's incarceration rates were the highest in the US and his department's caseload had just been increased to 220 "offenders" per parole officer, whereas the national average is around 100. Almost immediately, he discovered that the biggest problem with our prison system is what we do--and don't do--when people get out of prison.

Deprived of social support and jobs, these former convicts are often worse off than when they first entered prison and Hardy dramatizes their dilemmas with empathy and grace. He's given unique access to their lives and a growing recognition of their struggles and takes on his job with the hope that he can change people's fates--but he quickly learns otherwise. The best Hardy and his colleagues can do is watch out for impending disaster and help clean up the mess left behind. But he finds that some of his charges can muster the miraculous power to save themselves. By following these heroes, he both stokes our hope and fuels our outrage by showing us how most offenders, even those with the best intentions, end up back in prison--or dead--because the system systematically fails them. Our focus should be, he argues, to give offenders the tools they need to re-enter society which is not only humane but also vastly cheaper for taxpayers.

As immersive and dramatic as Evicted and as revelatory as The New Jim Crow, The Second Chance Club shows us how to solve the cruelest problems prisons create for offenders and society at large.

ISBN
9781982128593
By
Hardy, Jason
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781982128593
Location
Non-Fiction
A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving Its Children
$6.33
Description
The inspiring story of how the iconoclastic humanitarian Jim Grant succeeded in saving the lives of tens of millions of children through his extraordinary ability to win over world leaders

Nicholas Kristof hailed Jim Grant as a man who "probably saved more lives than were destroyed by Hitler, Mao, and Stalin combined." Nominated by President Jimmy Carter to head UNICEF, Grant ran the United Nations agency from 1980 to 1995 and became the most powerful advocate for children the world has ever seen. To ensure that even children trapped by war received health care and immunizations, he brokered humanitarian ceasefires by exploiting the political self-interests of presidents and warlords alike. Grant at first met fierce resistance at the United Nations and in his own organization, and some thought his ideas were crazy and dangerous. But as he kept toppling obstacle after obstacle, he eventually won over even his most stubborn detractors. Grant spearheaded a historic surge in worldwide childhood immunization rates and launched a movement that profoundly altered the face of global health and international development.
ISBN
9781590516034
By
Fifield, Adam
Publisher
Other Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709496
Location
B
Faces of Social Policy: A Strengths Perspective (Social Welfare Policy & History)
$5.87
Description
This book focuses on the people who the social policies affect and analyzes various policies from a strengths perspective.
ISBN
9780534345020
By
Perkins, Kathleen
Publisher
Cengage Learning
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710411
Location
C
Putting Children First: How Low-Wage Working Mothers manage Child Care
$16.22
Description
In the five years following the passage of federal welfare reform law, the labor force participation of low-income, single mothers with young children climbed by more than 25 percent. With significantly more hours spent outside the home, single working mothers face a serious childcare crunch--how can they provide quality care for their children? In Putting Children First, Ajay Chaudry follows 42 low-income families in New York City over three years to illuminate the plight of these mothers and the ways in which they respond to the difficult challenge of providing for their children's material and developmental needs with limited resources. Using the words of the women themselves, Chaudry tells a startling story. Scarce subsidies, complicated bureaucracies, inflexible work schedules, and limited choices force families to piece together care arrangements that are often unstable, unreliable, inconvenient, and of limited quality. Because their wages are so low, these women are forced to rely on inexpensive caregivers who are often under-qualified to serve the developmental needs of their children. Even when these mothers find good, affordable care, it rarely lasts long because their volatile employment situations throw their needs into constant flux. The average woman in Chaudry's sample had to find five different primary caregivers in her child's first four years, while over a quarter of them needed seven or more in that time. This book lets single, low-income mothers describe the childcare arrangements they desire and the ways that options available to them fail to meet even their most basic needs. As Chaudry tracks these women through erratic childcare spells, he reveals the strategies they employ, the tremendous costs they incur and the anxiety they face when trying to ensure that their children are given proper care. Honest, powerful, and alarming, Putting Children First gives a fresh perspective on work and family for the disadvantaged. It infuses a human voice into the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of welfare reform, showing the flaws of a social policy based solely on personal responsibility without concurrent societal responsibility, and suggesting a better path for the future.
ISBN
9780871541710
By
Chaudry, Ajay
Publisher
Russell Sage Foundation
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742627
Location
D
Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings
$28.56
Description
Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession. Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3e explores human services through the lens of the most common practice settings where human service professionals work. This title also provides information about social problems within a socio-political context allowing readers to think about ways in which culture and ideology influence people's perspectives. Standards for Excellence series -- Each chapter highlights the national standards set by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces this integration. MySearchLab.com activities enhance the understanding and mastery of CSHSE's national standards. This title is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand the issues pertinent to human services from new perspectives. * Challenge the status quo of human services.* Recognize their own stereotypical thinking that may create barriers to becoming effective helpers. 0205922414 / 9780205922413 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205848052 / 9780205848058 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings
ISBN
9780205914784
By
Martin, Michelle E
Publisher
Pearson
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742497
Location
D
Global Uprising : Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century : Stories from a New Generation of Activists
$8.47
Description

Just Act. Listen Up. Coolgirls. Youth for Environmental Sanity. Third Eye Movement. Heads Up. Earth Rights International. Circle of Life Foundation. Global Youth Connect. Ruckus Society. United Students Against Sweatshops...

There's a growing new global movement for justice today, and it's largely driven by a new generation of activists. Younger people from the US and around the first world, as well as those from developing countries, are all standing up for peace, the environment, and for social justice--and they're demanding to be heard.

"Global Uprising" documents this new youth movement through compelling first person narratives, interviews with both new and seasoned activists, poster art, poetry, and striking black and white photographs. Issues addressed include globalization and economic inequity, racism and women's rights, police brutality, media control, sweatshop labor and fair trade, the prison industrial complex and the criminalization of youth, old-growth forest destruction, and biotechnology. Older activists and world leaders tell their own stories, offering historical perspective and context. Youth-run organizations are highlighted throughout, as well as other key resources.

Visually and emotionally powerful, "Global Uprising" captures the spirit and passion of youth activism, honoring young people's power to effect serious change. It will have wide appeal both to younger people and to a range of others who care about the state of the world today--and tomorrow.

Marketing for "Global Uprising"
- National print advertising
- National print, radio, and web publicity
- Author events in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco
- Co-op available

Linda Wolf is co-author of Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun (New Society Publishers, 1997), and a distinguished photographer, and writer. Neva Welton is a therapist, facilitator and writer. Both are social activists.

Introduction: Ain't No Power Like the Power of the People

What is it that gets inside and moves us, until suddenly we are up on our feet, standing firm for something we believe in? What is it that gives us the juice to stay u

ISBN
9780865714465
By
Welton, Neva
Publisher
New Society Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741412
Location
D
Human Services in Contemporary America (Introduction to Human Services)
$5.87
Description
Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e delivers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, it illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The author presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. As you progress through the chapters, you understand how social, economic, and political issues might affect you as a human service worker--as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, the text is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences and other options available to legislators--such as national health care. It also provides invaluable information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.
ISBN
9780840032072
By
Burger, William R
Publisher
Brooks Cole
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707442
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B
The Journey of Healing: Wisdom From Survivors of Sexual Abuse, A Literary Anthology
$6.29
ISBN
9781884444869
Publisher
Safer Society Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706431
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B
Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings From the Me Too Movement
$16.99
Description

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter," said Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford when she testified to congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo shone a light on the internalized, normalized sexual harassment and abuse that'd been ubiquitous for women for generations.

Among the first books to emerge from the #MeToo movement, Indelible in the Hippocampus is a truly intersectional collection of essays, fiction, and poetry. These original texts sound the voices of black, Latinx, Asian, queer, and trans writers, to name but a few, and says "me too" 23 times. Whether reflecting on their teenage selves or their modern-day workplaces, each contributor approaches the subject with unforgettable authenticity and strength.

Together these pieces create a portrait of cultural sea-change, offering the reader a deeper understanding of this complex, galvanizing pivot in contemporary consciousness.

Featuring Kaitlyn Greenidge, Melissa Febos, Syreeta McFadden, Rebecca Schiff, Diana Spechler, Hossannah Asuncion, Nelly Reifler, Courtney Zoffness, Quito Ziegler, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Jolie Holland, Lynn Melnick, Caitlin Delohery, Caitlin Donohue, Gabrielle Bellot, Karissa Chen, Elissa Schappell, Samantha Hunt, Honor Moore, Donika Kelly, Paisley Rekdal, and Hafizah Geter.

ISBN
9781944211714
Publisher
McSweeney's Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781944211714
Location
Essays
Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, and Tears Across Mama Earth
$29.00
Description
The notion of poverty scholarship was born in the calles, prisons, street corners, community centers, welfare offices, shelters, kitchen tables, assembly lines, tenements, favelas, projects, and ghettos--all the places people don't look for educators, experts, leaders, researchers, lecturers, linguists, artists, creative thinkers, writers, and media producers. Poverty skolaz are everywhere. Your mama, your cousin, your elders, your corner-store owner, and your neighborhood recycler may be poverty skolaz. With this book, Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia and other poverty skolaz from the grassroots, poor and indigenous people-led movement and very grassroots non-profit organization, POOR Magazine insert Poverty Scholarship into its proper place so that this crucial lived knowledge can be recognized and understood. Points to solutions based on poverty skolaz' vast experiential knowledge of what works and what can work. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand, and end, poverty and all forms of anti-poor people criminalization, violence and exploitation.
ISBN
9781732925007
By
Poor Magazine Family
Publisher
Poor Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781732925007
Location
Essays