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CORE BOOKS – Social Problems

Child Abuse

Almond, Lucinda
Greenhaven 2006

This anthology series covers today’s most current national and international issues and contains the most important opinions of the past and present. The purpose of the series is to introduce the reader to all sides of contemporary controversies in an objective and comprehensive way. Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields; the authors represent leading conservative, liberal, and centrist views.


Nobody’s Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative

Bartholet, Elizabeth
Beacon 1999


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Boo, Katherine
Random House 2012


Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

Canada, Geoffrey
Beacon 1995

“A classic coming-of-age memoir that examines urban youth violence and its causes Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America’s Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him “an angel from God,” Geoffrey Canada was a vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada’s world was one where “sidewalk” boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.” -Publisher.


Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear – Poverty PDF

Coles, Robert
Little, Brown 1977

“Selections of Coles’ social study of “African American children caught in the throes of the South’s racial integration; the young children of impoverished sharecroppers, migrant workers, and mountaineers in Appalachia; children whose families were transformed by the migration from South to North, from rural to urban communities … ” – Publisher. Poverty PDF.


The Batterer: A Psychological Profile

Dutton, Donald G. and Golant, Susan K.
Basic 1995

What kind of man deliberately hurts the woman he loves? Drawing on his pathbreaking studies of more than seven hundred abusive men, as well as therapy with hundreds more, Dutton paints a dramatic and surprising portrait of the man who assaults his intimate partner. Types of violence pdf.


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Metropolitan 2001


Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (3 Vols)

Gottesman, Ronald, ed.
Scribner 1999


Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence

Jackson, Nicky Ali, ed.
Routledge 2007


Untouchables: One Family’s Triumphant Escape from India’s Caste System

Jadhav, Narendra
University of California 2006


Child Abuse Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Child Neglect and the Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse of Children, including Abusive Head Trauma, Bullying, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Statutory Rape, Incest, Educational Neglect, Exploitation …

Jones, Keith, ed.
Omnigraphics 2016


Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

Kozol, Jonathan
Crown 1995

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. Poverty PDF.


Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America

Kozol, Jonathan
Crown 1988

There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN is an unforgettable record for humanity, of the desperate voices of the men, women, and especially children, and their hourly struggle for survival, homeless Americans, how many are homeless in the U.S. Homelessness pdf.


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Kristof, Nicholas D. and WuDunn, Sheryl
NY: Scribner’s Sons 2009

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.
With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope.


Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues

Kronenwetter, Michael
ABC-CLIO 1997

Examines more than 160 issues, events, and ideas that affect many areas of American life. Here the reader will find a balanced examination of such current topics as social welfare, civil rights, politics and government, the environment, the media, economics, health, family, religion, education, the law, and even sports. Additional entries provide background on issues that are primarily identified with previous centuries but that continue to influence modern issues and controversies. Types of social problems.


Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole
Flamingo 2003


Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2 Volumes) – Poverty PDF

Mink, Gwendolyn and O’Connor, Alice, ed.
ABC-CLIO 2004

Follows the history of poverty in the United States with an emphasis on the 20th century, and examines the evolvement of public policy and the impact of critical movements in social welfare such as the New Deal, the War on Poverty, and, more recently, the “end of welfare as we know it.” Encompassing the contributions of hundreds of experts, including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, this resource provides a much broader level of information than previous, highly selective works. Poverty PDF.


Poverty in America: American Experience

Reef, Catherine
Facts on File 2007


Rape and Society: Readings on the Problem of Sexual Assault

Searles, Patricia and Berger, Ronald J.
Westview 1995

“Provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, drawing on writers and researchers from across a range of social and behavioral sciences and the humanities and representing the experiences of women of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles… an essential resource for academics and professionals and for anyone wanting to come to grips with the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence.” -Publisher. Types of violence pdf.


Lucky – Types of Violence PDF

Sebold, Alice
Back Bay 2002

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold’s indomitable spirit – as she struggles for understanding (“After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes”); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker’s arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring. Types of violence pdf.


Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

Simmons, Rachel
Harcourt 2003

When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically aggressive, we can’t avoid noticing their bad behavior. But it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in girls–the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion from the group-that send girls home crying. In Odd girl out, Rachel Simmons focuses on these interactions and provides language for the indirect aggression that runs through the lives and friendships of girls. These exchanges take place within intimate circles–the importance of friends and the fear of losing them is key. Without the cultural consent to express their anger or to resolve their conflicts, girls express their aggression in covert but damaging ways. Types of social problems pdf.


Encyclopedia of Rape

Smith, Merrill D.
Greenwood 2004

“The Encyclopedia of Rape offers 185 entries in an A-to-Z essay format covering the historical scope and magnitude of the issue in the United States and globally. Written by a host of scholars from diverse fields, it provides informed perspectives on the key dimensions of the topic, from concepts, social movements, offenders, high-profile cases, legislation, influential activists, landmark texts, and victimology to representations in literature and art.” – Publisher. Types of violence pdf.


Poor People – Poverty PDF

Vollmann, William T.
Ecco 2007

These are just some of the answers to the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asks in cities and villages around the globe: “Why are you poor?” In the tradition of James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Vollmann’s Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and its quiet resignation. Poor People allows the poor to speak for themselves, explaining the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural, social, and religious terms. Poverty PDF.


Family and Friends’ Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk, and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused

Weiss, Elaine
Volcano 2003


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Social Problems

Child Abuse Collection – Types of Violence PDF

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Child Abuse”. Some books: It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child, The Story of Child Abuse, Public Hearing on Child Abuse, The Battered Child, Suffer the Little Ones, The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Techniques for Dealing with Child Abuse, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence, You and Violence in Your Family, many more eBooks on Child abuse. Types of violence pdf.

Homelessness PDF Books – Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

About 390 free homelessness books PDF at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Fight Against Homelessness, Homelessness in America, Poverty and the Homeless, The Politics of Ending Homelessness, Homelessness in Global Perspective, Homelessness in Canada: a selective bibliography, 54 Ways You can Help the Homeless, Girls’ Guide to Homelessness, many more free Homelessness books pdf, homelessness pdf.

Poverty Books – Collection – Poverty PDF

About 1,500 free poverty books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Poverty, World Poverty, Fighting Poverty, Inner-City Poverty, Psychological factors in Poverty, Poverty in Canada, Rural Poverty in America, Poverty and the Homeless, Poverty and Economic Issues, Trade Policy and Global Poverty, Women Work and Poverty, The Politics of Poverty, Poverty and Affluence, Land Power and Poverty, many more books. Poverty PDF.

Sexual Abuse Books – Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

Over 1,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Sexual Abuse”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Sexual Abuse and Incest, Child Sexual Abuse, Social Work and Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse, The Sexual Abuse Industry, Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse, The Sexual Abuse of Women by Members of the Clergy, How it Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse, many more eBooks on Sexual Abuse. Types of social problems pdf.

Violence PDF – Collection – Types of Violence PDF

About 5,300 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Violence”. Some books: Family Violence, Gun Violence, School Violence, Sports Violence, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Political Violence, Ethnic Violence, Date Violence, Dimensions of Television Violence, Violence in the Media, Prison Violence in America, Masculinities Violence and Culture, Children Violence and Murder, Counseling Victims of Violence, Violence and Drugs, Violence against Women, Gandhi on non-Violence. Types of violence pdf.

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VINTAGE BOOKS – Social Problems

Friendly Visiting Among the Poor – Poverty PDF

Richmond, Mary E.
Macmillan 1899

Tells how to become acquainted with the poor, how to make the best of a sorry situation, how to spend and save, how to preserve health. Directions are clearly stated and the spirit of the book tends to earnest and effective action. Bibliographies. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Poverty PDF.


The Battle with the Slum – Poverty PDF

Riis, Jacob A.
Macmillan 1900

Much enlarged, illustrated edition of his Ten years’ war (1900)
An intimately personal account of the conditions which prevailed in the tenement house districts, and of what has been done, and against what odds, to purge the city. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904.


The Children of the Poor – Poverty PDF

Riis, Jacob A.
Scribner 1902

Supplements his How the other half lives. Bases statements on close observation of life in New York slums and interprets facts with unfailing sympathy. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904.


How the Other Half Lives; Studies Among the Tenements of New York – Poverty PDF

Riis, Jacob A.
Scribner 1903

Written while Associated press reporter at police headquarters. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Poverty PDF.


Social Services & Welfare Books PDF

CORE BOOKS – Social Services

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis

Ackerman, Diane
Vintage 1998


The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

Bernstein, Nina
Pantheon 2001


The Divided Welfare State: The Battle Over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States – Types of Social Problems PDF

Hacker, Jacob S.
Cambridge University 2002

The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America’s distinctive system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is unusual–less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable programs abroad. Yet, U.S. social policy does not stand out solely for its limits. American social spending is actually as high as spending is in many European nations. What is truly distinctive is that so many social welfare duties are handled not by the state, but by the private sector with government support. With sweeping historical reach and a wealth of statistical and cross-national evidence, The Divided Welfare State demonstrates that private social benefits have not merely been shaped by public policy, but have deeply influenced the politics of public social programs–to produce a social policy framework whose political and social effects are strikingly different than often assumed. At a time of fierce new debates about social policy, this book is essential to understanding the roots of America’s distinctive model and its future possibilities.


Hands to Work: Three Women Navigate the New World of Welfare Deadlines and Work Rules

Hancock, Lynnell
HarperCollins 2003


Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America – Types of Social Problems PDF

Herrick, John M. and Stuart, Paul H.
Sage 2005

The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America is a unique reference book that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential people, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail.


Social Services in the United States: Policies and Programs – Types of Social Problems PDF

Kamerman, Sheila B and Kahn, Alfred J.
Temple University 1976


The Price of Citizenship: Redefining America’s Welfare State

Katz, Michael B.
Holt 2002

The culmination of twenty years of research and writing, The Price of Citizenship traces the evolution of the welfare state from colonial relief programs to the war on poverty to our own age of “compassionate conservatism.” Historian Michael B. Katz argues that in the last decades three great forces – a ferocious war on dependence; the devolution of authority from the federal government to the states; and the application of market models to social policy – have affected every element of the social contract and redefined both Republican and Democratic policy and rhetoric. Katz shows how these changes are propelling America toward a future of increased inequality and decreased security, while transforming citizenship from a right of birth to a privilege reserved for the fully employed. Poverty PDF.


What Works in Child Welfare

Kluger, Miriam P., Alexander, Gina, and Curtis, Patrick A., eds.
Child Welfare League of America 2001

The book is divided into six major sections: family preservation and support services, child protective services, out-of-home care, adoption, child care, and services for adolescents. Each section contains information [from a variety of authors] on what works, conflicting evidence, cost effectiveness, and a summary table.


Wasted: The Plight of America’s Unwanted Children

Murphy, Patrick T.
Ivan R. Dee 1997

This is a book about how a system designed to help children is instead helping to destroy them. By trying to preserve families, Patrick Murphy charges, the child welfare system is too often placing children in danger. State agencies and the courts are stuck in hundred-year-old realities and the politics of the 1960s and the 1970s. As the Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois (an office unique in the United States), Mr. Murphy for almost thirty years has represented abused and neglected children in court cases at every level of the state and federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has labored in the trenches of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems – “looking after the fish, not the fishermen,” as he likes to say. In other words, worrying about the children. Poverty PDF.


The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Novogratz, Jacqueline
Rodale 2009


Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey’s Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America

Tough, Paul
Houghton Mifflin 2008


Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada – Poverty PDF

Zuberi, Dan
Cornell University 2006

This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada. Dan Zuberi’s conclusions are based on survey data, eighteen months of participant observation fieldwork, and in-depth interviews with seventy-seven hotel employees working in parallel jobs on both sides of the border. Two hotel chains, each with one union and one non-union hotel in Seattle and Vancouver, provide a vivid crossnational comparison because they are similar in so many regards, the one major exception being government policy. Poverty PDF.


Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist’s Portrait of Women on the Line

Zucchino, David
Simon & Schuster 1999


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Social Services

Philanthropy Books PDF – Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

About 70 philanthropy books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: American philanthropy, Voluntary Action for the Public Good, International Business Philanthropy, Texan Philanthropy, The Gift of Education, Effective Philanthropy: organizational success, The International Foundation Perspective, Women and Philanthropy in 19th century England, many more philanthropy books free pdf. Types of social problems pdf.

Public Welfare Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Public Welfare”. Some books: Poverty and Society, Remaking the Welfare State, Mass Society and the Extension of Welfare, Social Security in the British Commonwealth, Welfare Reforms, The Wasted Americans, Government and Social Welfare, Comparative Welfare Reforms, Social Welfare in China, The “Deserving Poor”, many more eBooks on Public Welfare. Types of social problems pdf.

Social Services Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Social Services”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Handbooks of the Social Services, Lesbian Social Services: research issues, Consumers and Social Services, Social Work and Geriatric Services, Public Health Preventive Medicine and Social Services, Poverty and Social Casework Services, Social Work Services in Schools, The Politics of Social Services, Into to Human Services Management, many more eBooks on Social Services. Types of social problems pdf.

Social Work Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

About 700 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Social Work. Some books: Clinical Social Work: an integrated approach, Psychiatric Social Work, Encyclopedia of Social Work, Helping Troubled Families, Psychology in Community Settings, Working with Children and Families Affected by Substance Abuse, Behavioral Social Work, Social Work and Mental Health, many more eBooks on Social Work. Types of social problems pdf.

VINTAGE BOOKS – Social Services

Philanthropy and Social Progress; Seven Essays by Miss Jane Addams, Robert A. Woods, Father J.O.S. Huntington, Professor Franklin H. Giddings and Bernard Bosanquet – Types of Social Problems PDF

Addams, Jane et al.
Crowell 1893

with introduction by Henry C. Adams. Essays on social settlements, principles and dangers of charity administration, philanthropy and morality, etc. Practical and stimulating. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Types of social problems pdf.


The Literature of Philanthropy – Types of Social Problems PDF

Goodale, Frances A., ed.
NY: Harper 1893

“A woman [from the State of New York] of eminent success in each department has then been asked to make a collection of representative work [periodical literature] in that department; to include in it an example of her own work … ” – from the Introduction. Chapter headings:- The Literature of Philanthropy, – Criminal Reform, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea – University Settlement, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea – Medical Women in Tenements, – The Trained Nurse, – The Society of the Red Cross, – The Indian, – The Indian – A Woman Among the Indians, – The Antislavery Struggle, – The Antislavery Legacy, – The Negro and Civilization, – The Education of the Blind. Types of social problems pdf.


Introduction to the Study of the Dependent, Defective, and Delinquent Classes, and of their Social Treatment – Types of Social Problems PDF

Henderson, C. R.
Heath 1901

Appendix containing suggestions, references, etc., p. 349-94.
Compendious, suggestive and enlightening. Altogether the best book of its kind either for general reading or for classroom work. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Types of social problems pdf.


Constructive and Preventive Philanthropy – Types of Social Problems PDF

Lee, Joseph
Macmillan 1902

Considers libraries, savings and loan associations, building laws, protection of homes, home industries, vacation schools, playgrounds, baths, clubs, industrial training, medical inspection, etc. Bibliographic notes. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Poverty PDF.


Social Workers’ Guide to the Serial Publications of Representative Social Agencies – Types of Social Problems PDF

Rushmore, Elsie Mitchell, ed.
Russell Sage 1921

About 4000 publications received by the Russell Sage foundation are listed and also grouped by subject. Poverty PDF.

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