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LTD Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
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'This book fosters in-depth understanding of the logic underpinning the most common statistical tests within the behavioural sciences. By emphasising the shared ground between these tests, the author provides crucial scaffolding for students as they embark upon their research journey.' -Ruth Horry, *Psychology, Swansea University *'This unique text presents the conceptual underpinnings of statistics as well as the computation and application of statistics to real-life situations-a combination rarely covered in one book. A must-have for students learning statistical techniques and a go-to handbook for experienced researchers.' -Barbra Teater, Social Work, College of Staten Island, City University of New YorkAccessible, engaging, and informative, this book will help any social science student approach statistics with confidence. With a well-paced and well-judged integrated approach rather than a simple linear trajectory, this book progresses at a realistic speed that matches the pace at which statistics novices actually learn. Packed with global, interdisciplinary examples that ground statistical theory and concepts in real-world situations, it shows students not only how to apply newfound knowledge using IBM Spss Statistics, but also why they would want to. Spanning statistics basics like variables, constants, and sampling through to t-tests, multiple regression and factor analysis, it builds statistical literacy while also covering key research principles like research questions, error types and results reliability. It shows you how to: Describe data with graphs, tables, and numbersCalculate probability and value distributionsTest a priori and post hoc hypothesesConduct Chi-squared tests and observational studiesStructure Anova, Ancova, and factorial designsSupported by lots of visuals and a website with interactive demonstrations, author video, and practice datasets, this book is *the *student-focused companion to support students through their statistics journeys.

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LTD Social Work
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Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice. Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, it will: Help students get to grips with and build the essential knowledge and skills baseSupport them to develop a range of tools for practice with different service user groups Develop their critical thinking and help them to apply their learning in practiceProvide them with a springboard for further learning and development. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them throughout their degree, they can visit the companion website at https://study. sagepub.com/lishman2e

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LTD Analyzing Social Networks
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Designed to walk beginners through core aspects of collecting, visualizing, analyzing, and interpreting social network data, this book will get you up-to-speed on the theory and skills you need to conduct social network analysis. Using simple language and equations, the authors provide expert, clear insight into every step of the research process-including basic maths principles-without making assumptions about what you know. With a particular focus on NetDraw and Ucinet, the book introduces relevant software tools step-by-step in an easy to follow way. In addition to the fundamentals of network analysis and the research process, this new Second Edition focuses on: Digital data and social networks like TwitterStatistical models to use in Sna, like QAP and ERGMThe structure and centrality of networksMethods for cohesive subgroups/community detectionSupported by new chapter exercises, a glossary, and a fully updated companion website, this text is the perfect student-friendly introduction to social network analysis.

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LTD Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care
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What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes:o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countrieso Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvemento Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to Sage journal articles for students, as well as Sage videos and seminar notes for lecturers and moreThis is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

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LTD Identity, Society and Transformative Social Categories
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Identity is central to the understanding of human social, cultural, and political expressions. In recent times, it has become a major topic for intellectual discourse to represent the processes of dynamic social change and transformation such as the expansion of information and communication technology (Ict); social and mass media; education; and economic globalization. Organized into seven chapters, Identity, Society, and Transformative Social Categories: Dynamics of Construction, Configuration, and Contestation provides an in-depth presentation of the conceptual formulations of the essence, construction, and transformation of identities. A highlight of the book is its coverage of the process of rejuvenation of identities of the indigenous people of Australia in the context of the national policy of reconciliation and development. It comprehensively answers the myriad questions that are commonly raised on identity and its various facets.

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LTD Brand Management
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Presenting the basics of brand management, the book provides both a theoretical and practical guide to brands, placing emphasis on the theory that the consumer is a co-creator in a brand's identity. In a world in which social media and inclusive digital platforms have increased customer engagement, the role of brands and branding has changed. The line between the producer and the consumer has become blurred; consumers are no longer the recipients of brand identity, but the co-creators, playing a significant role in shaping new products and systems. To help students better understand the basics of brand management, and the co-creation theory, the book includes a collection of geographically diverse case studies, including: Burger King, Lego, Lynx, Maserati, Hsbc and Vegemite. The book is complemented by online resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, further figures and case studies, and exclusive videos with a professional brand consultant. Suitable reading for students of branding and brand management modules.

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LTD Statistical Methods for the Social and Behavioural Sciences
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Statistical methods in modern research increasingly entail developing, estimating and testing models for data. Rather than rigid methods of data analysis, the need today is for more flexible methods for *modelling *data. In this logical, easy-to-follow and exceptionally clear book, *David Flora *provides a comprehensive survey of the major statistical procedures currently used. His innovative model-based approach teaches you how to: Understand and choose the right statistical model to fit your dataMatch substantive theory and statistical modelsApply statistical procedures hands-on, with example data analysesDevelop and use graphs to understand data and fit models to dataWork with statistical modeling principles using any software packageLearn by applying, with input and output files for R, Sas, Spss, and Mplus. Statistical Methods for the Social and Behavioural Sciences: A Model Based Approach is the essential guide for those looking to extend their understanding of the principles of statistics, and begin using the right statistical modeling method for their own data. It is particularly suited to second or advanced courses in statistical methods across the social and behavioural sciences.

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LTD New Media and Transformation of Social Life in China
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The field of media and communication has expanded substantially in China over the last few decades. New Media and the Transformations of Social Life in China covers in detail the main aspects related to media in China, including new media technologies, social networks, media convergence, smart cities, digital media, information and communication technology (Ict), and risk society. A major strength of this book is its coverage of the role of ICT for social participation in urban policy and management areas, which include e-governance, social security, and decision support systems. The book also addresses issues such as the financial crisis, the global energy crisis, and environmental pollution.

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LTD Marketing Communications Industry
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Marketing Communications Industry: Entrepreneurial Case Studies explores the innovative management practices adopted by some enterprising individuals that fostered creation and growth of new business formations without any support from large corporate houses. These new businesses were both competitive and based on application of ethical and innovative management tools. The book is a collation of analytical case studies about these new and emerging class of entrepreneurs and enterprises from diverse fields such as marketing research, public relations and event management, to name a few. The authors lay down both the theoretical and practical aspects of the desired management practices. This book will be of interest to professionals involved in communication and entrepreneurship management, and branding, PR consultants, corporates, entrepreneurs and readers of business history. It is a must read for students and faculties of management schools.

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LTD Challenging The Rules(s) of Law
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This rare comprehensive critique of criminology in India brings together widely respected activists, advocates, bureaucrats, scholars and practitioners who share their concerns about the Indian criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary lens and discuss the need to entrench human rights in Indian polity. It is a significant step towards mapping the ways in which interdisciplinary research and human rights activism might inform legal praxis more effectively and holistically. Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India contests unproblematic assumptions of the rule of law and opens out avenues for a renewed and radical study of criminal law in the country. The collection looks at the problem of criminal law from the early colonial period to the present, examining the problem of overt violence by state actors and their compliance with dominant private actors. It calls into question the denial by the state of the wherewithal for bare life, which compounds people's vulnerability to a repressive rule of law. This work is a must read for students, researchers and faculty of Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Legal History, Human Rights, Sociology of Law and Colonial History. It will also be invaluable for law historians, legal scholars and policy makers, especially the judiciary.

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LTD Social Work with Lesbians and Gay Men
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Working with lesbians and gay men is a largely neglected area of social work practice. This book provides social workers and other professionals with an overview of a number of key challenges and concerns that play a significant part in the lives of lesbians and gay men. Despite positive changes in legislation, social work can still fail to meet the needs of lesbians and gay men, and remains a marginalised area in practice, research and teaching. This book promotes an understanding of these issues and proposes ideas for social work practice that are inclusive of lesbians and gay men in assessment and the provision of services. The book clearly links knowledge and practice and is structured in such a way so that theories relevant to social work practices with lesbians and gay men are covered before specific areas of practice are addressed. Key topics include: -The historical, legal, policy and theoretical context -A reappraisal of anti-discriminatory practice -Religion -Family and kinship -Relationship-based social work -Social work with adults -Social work and mental health -Social work with children and families Throughout the book, the authors encourage the reader to adopt a critical and reflective approach to social work. They present their ideas for effective practice that facilitates the individual and collective potential of lesbian and gay social work clients and carers. The book is essential reading for all qualifying social work students and practitioners working with lesbians and gay men.

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LTD Women's Agency and Social Change
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Women's Agency and Social Change: Assam and Beyond focuses on varied oppression, power relations and ideologies embedded in the complex yet interdependent social, political, economic and legal structures, and women's subordination therein. British intervention, 1826-1947, by itself did not impact the agency aspect on women directly, but the emergence of new forces and factors sowed the seeds of women's agency to impact social change, even if minimal. In the post-Independence period, British colonial legacy perpetuated the subordination of women through caste and class hierarchy at several levels, but an undercurrent of a feminist struggle persisted, not merely as a movement but also at individual levels. The book is written with the hope of encouraging future research on women's experiences in the Northeastern region of India, and elsewhere; hence, a discussion on sources, methods and methodology is included in the conclusion. This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social transformation.

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LTD Researching Society and Culture
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Written by internationally renowned experts, each chapter provides a full introduction to a key aspect of research methodology. From starting out to generating, analysing, and presenting data, this new edition covers foundational concepts in social research while also keeping students on the pulse of topics like digital social research, social surveys, and big data. Packed with international examples from across the social sciences, it shows how to interpret and work with data generated from real-world research. It gives you the tools to:- Design the right research question for your project- Access, understand, and use existing data- Effectively write up projects and assignments- Be confident in the A to Z of the research processSupported by an interactive website with videos, datasets, templates, and additional exercises, this book is the perfect hand-holder for any social science student starting a methods course or project.

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LTD Kids Cleopatra Costume
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Being the pharaoh may seem like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be... who are we kidding, it sounds like a real blast from the past! Your little princess can have some ancient fun dressing up in this Kids Cleopatra Costume, and becoming one of the most famous rulers in history!Everyone has heard of Cleopatra! Even if someone has never read a history book in their life, they know that Cleopatra was one of Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaohs, and is well known for her wisdom, charm, and beauty. Like her Egyptian subjects, she dressed in clothing fit for life in a desert climate, except her outfits were much more ornate and glamorous. The leader of an ancient empire can't be caught in her palace wearing a boring outfit, after all. And why would anyone want to take a trip down the warm Nile River under the hot sun in stuffy robes? A beautiful, light and billowy gown sounds like a much more comfortable and royal choice for such an occasion!Your kid will look so elegant in this Ancient Egyptian-inspired costume dress, which captures the look that Cleopatra may have worn as she carried out her daily duties as pharaoh. The full length gown and sheer blue cape are simple yet stylish, and the light colors look especially regal when combined with the included gold colored belt, collar, and dazzling headpiece. Add a pair of ancient-style slippers to complete this historic look!

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LTD Kids Cleopatra Costume
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Being the pharaoh may seem like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be... who are we kidding, it sounds like a real blast from the past! Your little princess can have some ancient fun dressing up in this Kids Cleopatra Costume, and becoming one of the most famous rulers in history!Everyone has heard of Cleopatra! Even if someone has never read a history book in their life, they know that Cleopatra was one of Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaohs, and is well known for her wisdom, charm, and beauty. Like her Egyptian subjects, she dressed in clothing fit for life in a desert climate, except her outfits were much more ornate and glamorous. The leader of an ancient empire can't be caught in her palace wearing a boring outfit, after all. And why would anyone want to take a trip down the warm Nile River under the hot sun in stuffy robes? A beautiful, light and billowy gown sounds like a much more comfortable and royal choice for such an occasion!Your kid will look so elegant in this Ancient Egyptian-inspired costume dress, which captures the look that Cleopatra may have worn as she carried out her daily duties as pharaoh. The full length gown and sheer blue cape are simple yet stylish, and the light colors look especially regal when combined with the included gold colored belt, collar, and dazzling headpiece. Add a pair of ancient-style slippers to complete this historic look!

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LTD Kids Cleopatra Costume
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Being the pharaoh may seem like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be... who are we kidding, it sounds like a real blast from the past! Your little princess can have some ancient fun dressing up in this Kids Cleopatra Costume, and becoming one of the most famous rulers in history!Everyone has heard of Cleopatra! Even if someone has never read a history book in their life, they know that Cleopatra was one of Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaohs, and is well known for her wisdom, charm, and beauty. Like her Egyptian subjects, she dressed in clothing fit for life in a desert climate, except her outfits were much more ornate and glamorous. The leader of an ancient empire can't be caught in her palace wearing a boring outfit, after all. And why would anyone want to take a trip down the warm Nile River under the hot sun in stuffy robes? A beautiful, light and billowy gown sounds like a much more comfortable and royal choice for such an occasion!Your kid will look so elegant in this Ancient Egyptian-inspired costume dress, which captures the look that Cleopatra may have worn as she carried out her daily duties as pharaoh. The full length gown and sheer blue cape are simple yet stylish, and the light colors look especially regal when combined with the included gold colored belt, collar, and dazzling headpiece. Add a pair of ancient-style slippers to complete this historic look!

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LTD Kids Cleopatra Costume
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Being the pharaoh may seem like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be... who are we kidding, it sounds like a real blast from the past! Your little princess can have some ancient fun dressing up in this Kids Cleopatra Costume, and becoming one of the most famous rulers in history!Everyone has heard of Cleopatra! Even if someone has never read a history book in their life, they know that Cleopatra was one of Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaohs, and is well known for her wisdom, charm, and beauty. Like her Egyptian subjects, she dressed in clothing fit for life in a desert climate, except her outfits were much more ornate and glamorous. The leader of an ancient empire can't be caught in her palace wearing a boring outfit, after all. And why would anyone want to take a trip down the warm Nile River under the hot sun in stuffy robes? A beautiful, light and billowy gown sounds like a much more comfortable and royal choice for such an occasion!Your kid will look so elegant in this Ancient Egyptian-inspired costume dress, which captures the look that Cleopatra may have worn as she carried out her daily duties as pharaoh. The full length gown and sheer blue cape are simple yet stylish, and the light colors look especially regal when combined with the included gold colored belt, collar, and dazzling headpiece. Add a pair of ancient-style slippers to complete this historic look!

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LTD Kids Cleopatra Costume
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Being the pharaoh may seem like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be... who are we kidding, it sounds like a real blast from the past! Your little princess can have some ancient fun dressing up in this Kids Cleopatra Costume, and becoming one of the most famous rulers in history!Everyone has heard of Cleopatra! Even if someone has never read a history book in their life, they know that Cleopatra was one of Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaohs, and is well known for her wisdom, charm, and beauty. Like her Egyptian subjects, she dressed in clothing fit for life in a desert climate, except her outfits were much more ornate and glamorous. The leader of an ancient empire can't be caught in her palace wearing a boring outfit, after all. And why would anyone want to take a trip down the warm Nile River under the hot sun in stuffy robes? A beautiful, light and billowy gown sounds like a much more comfortable and royal choice for such an occasion!Your kid will look so elegant in this Ancient Egyptian-inspired costume dress, which captures the look that Cleopatra may have worn as she carried out her daily duties as pharaoh. The full length gown and sheer blue cape are simple yet stylish, and the light colors look especially regal when combined with the included gold colored belt, collar, and dazzling headpiece. Add a pair of ancient-style slippers to complete this historic look!

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LTD Natural Hazards Management in Asia
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Natural disasters are more common now than they have been ever before. Globally, climates are changing and natural hazards are becoming routine. This book is a study of natural hazards and how they turn into disasters-with a focus on Asian countries. It takes a holistic view of the subject and discusses different concepts of disaster management to understand both theory as well as practice. The book also explains best practices and the most effective tools for alleviating the consequences of such disasters. This study provides insight into the impact of natural disasters on human life, infrastructure, and economy and analyzes mitigation strategies with reference to numerous case studies. It also outlines the policies and laws that govern disaster management in India and abroad.

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LTD Applied Sociology for Social Work
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Sociology can help students understand why and how so many of the problems their service users face occur in the first place, helping them choose effective ways to communicate and make informed decisions on how their needs can be fully met. This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress. The book takes students step-by-step through the theoretical grounding, what sociology is, how it is relevant to everyday social work practice, and what are the key aspects of sociological theory that need to be understood.

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LTD Global Finance
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The financial crisis of 2007-8 and its aftermath have resulted in the role of money and finance within the global economy becoming the subject of considerable debate in public, policy and media circles. Global Finance is a timely look at the contemporary international financial environment, providing an introduction to this dynamic field of research for students and more advanced researchers. Drawing on economic geography, economic sociology and critical management, Hall offers a broad selection of case studies that ground critical theory in our current financial climate. Hall examines and reviews a wide range of critical approaches relating to the role of money and finance in the global economy, dividing these approaches into three key sections: Global finance and international financial centres. Global finance and the 'real' economy'. Global financial subjects and actors. The book takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach which, combined with an international spread of case studies, makes this book highly valuable to a wide range of upper level undergraduate courses across the social sciences.

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LTD Marketing Research
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Marketing Research outlines the key principles and skills involved at each step of the marketing research process, providing readers with targeted, practical solutions to a range of issues and equipping them with the tools they need to overcome the common pitfalls of designing research projects. The chapters are arranged into core sections which progress systematically through the marketing research process, starting with designing and setting up research, to undertaking qualitative and quantitative research, and finally, summarizing and reporting research. To aid students in their research project, each chapter features a collection of learning features, such as: Case studies and international real-world examplesEthics boxes - Highlighting ethical implications in research projectsAdvanced boxes - Signaling more challenging topics students can return to after they have mastered the basicsActivity boxes - Encouraging students to understand how what they have learned applies to their own experiencesThe book is complemented by a range of online resources, including PowerPoint slides, multiple choice questions, free online exercise links, and discussion guides for Case Study & Additional Reading sections. Suitable reading for students who are undertaking a marketing research project.

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LTD Women and Law
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How should we approach the problem of "women and law"? Should the focus be on women-centred laws and their efficacy? Or should the focus be, instead, on the ways in which the law imagines women and the ways in which women have engaged with the law-spilling beyond fields traditionally associated with the phrase "women and law"? And how does violence figure in all these? Women and Law, a compilation of 11 insightful essays, examines these questions and a range of concerns-domestic violence, employment and labour, anti-discrimination jurisprudence, family laws, access to forest and land rights, the right to health, the complexities in the intersection of women's rights with disability rights and women's experiences of repressive legislation such as Tada. This volume attempts at a fresh mapping of the field of women and law from an interdisciplinary perspective and presents the work of activists, lawyers and scholars in conversation.

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LTD Writing Skills for Social Workers
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Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes and audiences. The new edition of this best-selling book aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice. It encourages the development of writing techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Examples of the types of writing covered include: - Case-notes - Reports - Proposals - Literature reviews - Journal articles - Funding applications. Reflective exercises, hot tips for effective writing and further reading are included in each chapter. The book is also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.

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LTD Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
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With over 70 global case studies and vignettes, this textbook covers all the key marketing principles applied to tourism and hospitality, showing how these concepts work in practice and demonstrating the diverse range of tourism and hospitality products on offer. Chapters are packed with pedagogical features that will help readers consolidate their learning, including: - Chapter objectives - Key terms - Discussion questions and exercises - Links to useful websites - Profiles of successful individuals and organizations Tourism and Hospitality Marketing is accompanied by a website that offers lecturers answers to the discussion questions and exercises in the book, case study questions, a test bank, PowerPoint slides and a list of additional teaching resources.

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LTD Realist Inquiry in Social Science
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Realist Inquiry in Social Science is an invaluable guide to conducting realist research. Written by highly regarded experts in the field, the first part of the book sets out the fundamentals necessary for rigorous realist research, while the second part deals with a number of its most important applications, discussing it in the context of case studies, action research and grounded theory amongst other approaches. Grounded in philosophical methodology, this book goes beyond understanding knowledge justification only as empirical validity, but instead emphasises the importance of theoretical criteria for all good research. The authors consider both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and approach methodology from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Using abductive reasoning as the starting point for an insightful journey into realist inquiry, this book demonstrates that scientific realism continues to be of major relevance to the social sciences.

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LTD Public Sector Management
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The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government. NEW to the seventh edition: Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sector; transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources: https://study. sagepub.com/flynn7Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.

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LTD Effective Advocacy in Social Work
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Advocacy is an essential skill for social workers who need to be able to speak confidently on behalf of service-users in a range of situations. In this new book, Jane Dalrymple and Jane Boylan explore the theory and research behind advocacy to demonstrate how to achieve best practice. Key topics covered include: - Independent advocacy - Supporting self-advocacy and decision-making - Challenging oppression - Negotiating with organisations Each chapter includes rich case examples, which help readers bring the discussion into the real life practice context. Effective Advocacy in Social Work will be valuable reading for those studying social work at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as those working in practice and in interprofessional contexts. Jane Dalrymple is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England. Jane Boylan is Senior Lecturer at Keele University.

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LTD Doing Research in Social Work and Social Care
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From understanding the concepts of research and gathering data, to writing it all up and sharing knowledge, this book will guide your students to become researchers by giving them: a confident start with clarity on core concepts and getting it right ethically step-by-step guidance at each point in the research process, showing them diversity in approaches, the impact of context and how to overcome problems case studies of how real researchers embrace the challenges, surprises and successes of research an emphasis on the person in context, so their research is reflective of the realities of social work and social care practice a guide to writing it up and achieving impact and positive change with research.

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LTD Leadership and Management in Healthcare
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Now in its Third Edition, this best-selling textbook continues to support you on your journey from being an emerging registered healthcare professional through to becoming a competent care manager. Action points, case studies and strong practice guidelines enable you to understand how leadership and management theory applies to the care you deliver in a wide range of care settings. Fully updated throughout, the new edition includes: More case studies and examples from a wide range of care settings and countries. New key topics such as dimensions of leadership, NHS Change Model, transition to registered practitioner and revalidation requirements, emotional intelligence and resilience. A companion website with access to further case studies, journal articles and web links. This book is essential for nursing, health and social care students taking modules on leadership, management and transition to practice in their final year, as well as for newly qualified professionals or those seeking to refresh their skills.

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LTD The Dynamics of Social Practice
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Everyday life is defined and characterised by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this essential book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. In working through core propositions about social practices and how they change the book is clear and accessible; real world examples, including the history of car driving, the emergence of frozen food, and the fate of hula hooping, bring abstract concepts to life and firmly ground them in empirical case-studies and new research. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation addressing questions such as: how do practices emerge, exist and die? what are the elements from which practices are made? how do practices recruit practitioners? how are elements, practices and the links between them generated, renewed and reproduced? Precise, relevant and persuasive this book will inspire students and researchers from across the social sciences. Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Mika Pantzar is Research Professor at the National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki. Matt Watson is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at University of Sheffield.

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LTD An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management
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Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors What and who is business for? What exactly is work and how can we distinguish it from other activity? Do businesses operate along different ethical lines from individuals? This clear and accessible text introduces key philosophical concepts and ideas and applies them to fundamental issues in management and organizations. Written for business and management students with no previous knowledge of philosophy, this text will lead readers to question the basic assumptions widely made about business and management. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management is packed with case studies and examples which provoke thought and discussion. Coverage includes crucial topics such as business ethics, culture and leadership. Key features: - Boxed definitions of key concepts - Real life case studies and examples - Questions for Reflection - Further reading This text is essential reading for any business and management student wanting to think creatively.

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LTD Strategic Management in the Media
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'Küng's book stands out for its focus on concepts, drivers, and dynamics. Its scope and learning are brilliant and dazzling. This updated edition will be a source of insight for students and a tool for industry veterans who seek the perspective of academia.' - Eli Noam, Columbia Business School 'A landmark contribution to scholarship, Küng's excellent book provides an empirically rich and analytically sharp-sighted guide to contemporary organizational strategies in a complex and dynamic media environment.' - Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow 'In the age of relentless technological disruption, unlimited distribution and non-professionalization, media firms are more dependent than ever on strategic management. Küng articulates the dimensions of media industries to account for an ever-increasing array of challenges and strategies.' - David Craig, University of Southern California In this Second Edition of a book many found invaluable for research and teaching, including myself, Küng accomplishes a challenging task: to preserve all the best qualities of the First Edition while both extending the scope and deepening understandings about strategic management theory in application to media industries.' - Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere With the media industries facing unprecedented change and challenge from top to bottom, it has never been more vital to understand the elements of strategy and how they apply to media organizations. This new edition: Shows innovation, disruption and strategic adaptation in action, with a stronger focus on a case-based approach Takes readers deep into case studies on BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Netflix, the New York Times and the BBC Explains strategic theory and concepts with insight and clarity Shows how to understand change and decision-making within media organizations. This is the essential guide to change and management in the media industries - ideal for students of media studies, media economics and media managemen

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LTD Strategic Management for School Development
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Visit our Website to see a sample chapter www. PaulChapmanPublishing. co. uk This practical book introduces strategic management for senior managers in schools. The author: shows how it can contribute to school development; explores the leadership of strategic school improvement; and presents a strategic planning model for schools. At each stage, he deals with practice and shows how this involves the organization of the whole process and the stages of analysis, choice and implementation. Written at a very accessible and practical level, the book focuses on: - how to generate ideas, - communication and managing change, - how to organize staff to work together on strategic planning. Numerous activities are also included, designed to facilitate staff discussion of strategic analysis and strategic choice This book is essential for head teachers, deputy heads, and local authority professionals.

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LTD Principles of School Leadership
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'This book is an excellent resource for graduate students in educational leadership programmes. Clearly written chapters and sections are contributed by an array of internationally recognized senior scholars of educational leadership. Connections between leadership concepts and practices are presented clearly and thoroughly, with particular attention to the development of leaders'-Ken Brien, Ed.D, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick 'This book skilfully integrates both theory and research with practical ideas and approaches around effective school leadership practice'-Graham Thomson, Director, Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration, University of Edinburgh 'This book enables the reader to relate the theoretical underpinning of research to their own practice, present and future'-David Middlewood, Warwich University, Institute of Education This comprehensive book offers a unique mix of theory and practical guidance, showing you how to apply leadership techniques and approaches. This revised edition includes sections on:- key concepts in theory- the practice of educational leadership and management- developing educational leadersFocused and accessible, the book contains:- an overview and key learning aims at the start of each chapter- figures- discussion and summaries of key research issuesWritten by leading academics in the field, chapters cover key topics such as strategy, leading teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, deployment of resources, and working with the community. This book is essential reading for acting or aspiring school leaders on CPD programmes and Masters courses. Mark Brundrett is Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research (Cers) at Liverpool John Moores University.

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LTD Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
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This book covers key movements that helped to shape psychology - from the early philosophical debate between rationalism and empiricism or realists and antirealists through to the emergence of psychology as a science and the ongoing debates about 'objectivity' and 'truth' and what a science of psychology should be. Often nuanced and complex, the author examines major conceptual issues in the history of psychology that continue to be debated and influence public policy and lay understanding. The latter stages of the book explore notions of individuality, hereditarianism, critical psychology, and feminist perspectives. While deeply rooted in human history, it is made clear that psychology, how it is conceived and practiced, has a bearing on our understanding of what it is to be human. Accessible, objective and above all comprehensive, this book will help students locate psychology in the wider field of science and understand the forces that continue to shape and define it.

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LTD Rethinking Social Exclusion
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'…classic Winlow and Hall - bleak, brilliant and unmatched in the art of rethinking crucial social issues. Enlightening, and rather scary.' - Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London 'This superb book inhabits a unique theoretical space and demonstrates Winlow and Hall at their brilliant best as theorists of contemporary social exclusion.' - Professor John Armitage, University of Southampton '…making exemplary use of critical theory, this book represents a powerful, rallying response to Benjamin's notion that "It is only for the sake of those without a hope that hope is given to us"'. - Dr Paul A. Taylor, author of Zizek and the Media '… an intellectual tour de force. Winlow and Hall, outriders of a radically different political economy for our era, have done it again. Their latest book is the critical criminology book of the decade, and the best account of capitalism since the 2008 crash… A devastating critical analysis of the effects of neo-liberalism.' - Professor Steve Redhead, Charles Sturt University 'I had long regarded "social exclusion" to be another zombie-concept that retained no analytic or political purchase whatsoever. This book has changed my mind.' - Professor Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths, University of London In their quest to rethink the study of 'social exclusion', Winlow and Hall offer a startling analysis of social disintegration and the retreat into subjectivity. They claim that the reality of social exclusion is not simply displayed in ghettos and sink estates. It can also be discerned in exclusive gated housing developments, in the non-places of the shopping mall, in the deadening reality of low-level service work - and in the depressing uniformity of our political parties. Simon Winlow is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University. Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.

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LTD Assessment & Intervention in Social Work
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Chris Beckett's new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and 'practice questions' throughout make the connections between theory and practice explicit. Suggestions as to further reading are made at the end of each chapter. This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on their experiences on placement. It is also a useful resource for practice teachers who need a framework for discussing practice with students they supervise on placement.

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LTD Social Work
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Social work is a human profession founded on social justice. It is difficult, however, to negotiate this in the constantly changing context of the 21st century. Drawing on her own experiences and the experiences of others, Jan Fook returns to address the critical tradition of social work, supporting students in their understanding of the possibilities of critical practices in changing contexts. Part One: Critical Potential and Current Challenges sets the historical and current contexts for critical social work, introducing students to what critical social work is and what it means for practice. Part Two: Rethinking Ideas unpicks the major concepts associated with critical social work, including knowledge, power, discourse, identity, and difference, and how these need to be rethought in new contexts. Part Three: Redeveloping Practices illustrates how these new ideas can inform new practices, proving students with all the tools you need to deliver flexible, responsible and responsive social work practice. Celebrating the ageless ideals of the profession, this book throws a life belt to all social work students and professionals looking to engage with the critical tradition of social work to improve their understanding and practice. Jan Fook is Visiting Professor of Professional Practice Research, Royal Holloway, University of London and Chair in Education (Critical Reflection), Kingston University and St Georges, University of London

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LTD Effective Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
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This book looks at the changing context of children and young people's services heralded by the structural, organisational and funding changes put forward in Eileen Munro's Review of Child Protection. It is strongly grounded in research and theory, and gives specific consideration to how systems theory can help practitioners in understanding families. It highlights the need for every social work practitioner to develop the capacity to undertake unified assessments and interventions in a wide variety of settings with individuals, families, and groups where there are child protection and safeguarding concerns. With case studies, interactive activities, summaries and guidance throughout, this book will be essential reading for all social work students and qualified social work practitioners, as well as all those involved in the field of child protection.

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LTD Qualitative Social Research
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Qualitative Social Research employs an accessible approach to present the multiple ways in which criticism enhances research practice. Packed full of relevant, 'real world' examples, it showcases the strengths and pitfalls of each research method, integrating the philosophical groundings of qualitative research with thoughtful overviews of a range of commonly used methods. This book is ideal for students and prospective researchers and explains what makes qualitative sociological research practical, useful and ethical. It's an essential guide to how to undertake research, use an appropriate research design and work with a range of qualitative data collection methods, and includes: detailed discussions of ethical issues references to new technologies in each chapter explanations of how to integrate online and visual methods with traditional data collection methods exercises to enhance learning The authors use their many years' experience in using a range of qualitative methods to conduct and teach research to demonstrate the value of critical thinking skills at all stages of the research process.

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LTD Understanding Children's Social Care
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"These two authors are always worth reading for their breadth and originality. Their new book offers a timely and stimulating analysis of modern children's services" David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare, University of Bristol "Clear yet thorough; practical yet politically insightful; complicated yet coherent. this book will appeal to those who want to get an overview of the territory, but also to those who wish to drill down deeper and understand the theoretical underpinning of government policies" Martin C Calder, Honorary Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam Univeristy This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of children's social care in England following the introduction of Every Child Matters and the 2007 Children's Plan. Up-to-date and accessible, the book examines the key issues surrounding child care policy, politics and legislation, and the implications they have for practice. The book is organised into three sections: - From Children's Departments to Departments of Children's Services analyses the historical and political changes in the children's service since 1948. - Different Service Areas provides a critical review of the main service areas, including safeguarding and child protection. - Current Issues and Future Prospects considers the main challenges and future prospects for children's social care. Essential reading for those studying child social care on programmes in social work, childhood studies and social policy, the book will also interest postgraduates and practitioners in child care.

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LTD Key Concepts in Operations Management
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Key Concepts in Operations Management introduces a selection of key concepts and techniques in the field. Concise, informative and contemporary, with consideration given to explaining the principles of the topic, as well as the relevant debates and literature, the book contains over 50 concept entries including: Operations Strategy, Managing Innovation, Process Modeling, New Product Development, Forecasting, Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and many more.

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LTD Doing Social Work Research
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This book is a practical beginner's guide to both conducting and using research within the context of social work practice. A clear and accessible introduction to applied research methods for social work students and practitioners, this text covers the key themes, debates and approaches, including: - The ethics of social work research - Conducting interviews and questionnaires - Focus groups - Observation and narrative - The involvement of service users - Analyzing data With practical exercises and reflective questions, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying social work students.

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LTD Researching Educational Leadership and Management
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Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results. Students using the book are supported by features such as: key learning objectives in each chapter examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures explanation of key terms and questions further reading and key web links for each chapter. This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.

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LTD BMJ Clinical Review: Geriatrics, Mental Health and Social Care
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LTD Research Design for Business & Management
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Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Research Design for Business & Management is a logical and practical book which makes no assumptions about your prior research knowledge. It will instead provide you with a clear understanding of the commonly used methods in business and management research, and enable you to tackle the fundamental elements of the research process. This book: contains conversation boxes which answer and discuss the typical research questions you may have focuses on the judgement calls that you will need to make in your research uniquely demonstrates the circular relationships between research elements ensuring that you can relate chapters to your research process in real life provides key insights into what the examiners and journals will look for in your research to help you get the best possible grades

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LTD Relationship Marketing
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The relationship between a market and a consumer is complex. Far from simply an exchange of services there is an often complex transaction of feeling, meaning and experience. How does the study of relationship marketing interpret this? In this exciting new book the authors explore the factors of relationship marketing in its contemporary context, with the consumer in mind. From the experience of a football club supporter to experiences of gap year travel, to text messaging behaviour, and to using the library, the focus of this text is on the consumer perspective. From this angle, issues of relationship marketing, and its management, take on a new and exciting bearing. Topics examined include: frameworks for analyzing the consumer experience; consumer communities; issues of customer loyalty; the impact of ICT on relationship marketing; and the creative consumer. Each chapter is supported by - or based on - an in-depth case study, many of which are drawn from the authors' research.

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LTD Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households
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Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households is an edited compilation of articles that focus on using financial engineering-a multidisciplinary field that uses technical methods from the fields of finance, mathematics and economics-to design financial services for low-income households. The book aims to provide an understanding of the various risk-reward trade-offs facing low-income households and how principles of financial engineering can be best applied to understand and manage the complete suite of financial and non-financial assets, including human capital, insurance, annuities and loans. This compilation connects the fundamental concepts in finance and financial engineering with the relatively new field of financial services delivery to low-income households. Its applied nature will help the reader grasp the implications of theoretical principles in finance on practical product-design considerations. It has several illustrations, caselets, and exercises to facilitate learning and in order to develop a full understanding of the underlying concepts. The book will be a valuable tool for students and practitioners interested in the design and delivery of financial services to low-income households.

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LTD Becoming a Social Worker
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This book explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also: " includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources " equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements " provides case study material on all aspects of placements such as meeting Key Roles and value requirements " covers career pathways for final year students, including guidance on dealing with job interviews and occupational stress This is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.

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LTD Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences
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Talk is one of the main resources available to qualitative researchers. It offers rich, meaningful data that can provide real insights and new perspectives. But once you have the data how do you select an appropriate means of analysis? How do you ensure that the approach you adopt is the best for your project and your data?The book will help you choose strategies for qualitative analysis that best suit your research. It walks you through key decisions, provides actionable game plans and highlights the advantages and challenges of the main approaches. It is packed full of real examples designed to showcase the different tools you might use to meet your own objectives. Each section of the book focuses on one popular strategy for analyzing talk-based data: Narrative Analysis Conversation Analysis Discourse Analysis Taken together these sections will help you to fine-tune the link between your primary research question and your methods; to ensure that your theoretical stance fits with your methods; and to reason through your analysis in a way that will be recognizable to the intellectual communities of narrative, conversation, or discourse analysts. This book is both starting point and map for any social scientist looking to strategically and purposefully analyse talk data.

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LTD Effective Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
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This book looks at the changing context of children and young people's services heralded by the structural, organisational and funding changes put forward in Eileen Munro's Review of Child Protection. It is strongly grounded in research and theory, and gives specific consideration to how systems theory can help practitioners in understanding families. It highlights the need for every social work practitioner to develop the capacity to undertake unified assessments and interventions in a wide variety of settings with individuals, families, and groups where there are child protection and safeguarding concerns. With case studies, interactive activities, summaries and guidance throughout, this book will be essential reading for all social work students and qualified social work practitioners, as well as all those involved in the field of child protection.

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LTD Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care
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'The book makes it easy to dip into a topic and also gives good overviews of theories and applications. This will definitely help students' Lesley Groom, University of Bolton Carefully-researched and highly readable this textbook looks at the experiences and health and social needs of key 'vulnerable groups'. It presents an engaging social science perspective relevant to everyone exploring how we, and society, care for the vulnerable. Each chapter defines and explores a vulnerable social group, bringing together theoretical, policy and practice perspectives. The chapters explore contemporary debates and offer a number of differing and thought provoking viewpoints. The lively and engaging style enables the reader to engage with the client group and to reflect upon their own learning and practice in a more meaningful way. Groups covered include: - Disabled People - Children - Older People - Those Living with Mental Illness - Ethnic Minorities - The Homeless. Suggestions about further study, chapter activities and a glossary of key concepts support students' learning and develop understanding across the social sciences. The book will be invaluable for all those taking courses across health and social care. It will also be a great reference book for practitioners.

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LTD The Consumer Society
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Jean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure, and anomie in affluent society. A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard's extraordinary prescience for flagging vital subjects in contemporary culture long before others. This English translation begins with a new introductory essay.

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LTD Management Skills in Schools
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`This is a useful book and well written reflecting the author's considerable experience in the field' - National School Improvement Network News `Management Skills in Schools is a terrific digest of many important issues, built around a clear structure that helps the reader absorb information quickly. For the sheers scale of the references to educational gurus, it's worth the cover price: here is everything you need to quote' - Geoff Barton, Friday Magazine, Times Educational Supplement `This book provides an invaluable resource for everyone who is concerned with leadership and management in schools. As well as dealing with key issues and concepts it gives practical advice on strategies and techniques which can be deployed. It will enhance and complement existing skills as well as importing new ideas which will provide professional stimulus for the reader' - Sir Geoff Hampton, Dean of Education, Director of the Midlands Leadership Centre, University of Wolverhampton `For the discerning leader wanting to develop their personal management skills this is a "must have" resource. Whether working through Personal Management Skills independently or used as a professional development tool with a group of middle managers in a school this book will make a difference to how leaders work in schools' - Coleen R Jackson, Director, Roehampton Education Leadership Centre University of Surrey Roehampton `This is a timely collection of resources for those in middle management positions in schools. It brings together ideas on self management in addition to a comprehensive collection of materials on leading teams of staff. Particularly noteworthy are the sections on strategic decision making, action research in school improvement, and dealing effectively with conflict' - Brian Fidler, Professor of Education Management, The University of Reading Team leadership is vital element of school success, whether at the level of department, the curriculum area, the key stage, the phase, or

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LTD Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies
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Electronic Inspection Copy available here Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further. With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

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LTD Journalism and Society
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"Every serious student of journalism should read this book. Denis McQuail has succeeded in producing a work of scholarship that shows what journalists do and what they should do."- Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds "For a half century we have spoken earnestly of journalism's responsibility to society instead of to business and government. Now this concept is given sophistication unmatched, by the best scholar of media theory of his generation."- Clifford Christians, University of Illinois "The grand old man of communication theory presents an overarching social theory of journalism that goes beyond the usual Anglo-American focus."- Jo Bardoel, University of Amsterdam (ASCoR) and Nijmegen "This book deals with the eternal question of how journalism is linked to society* I cannot think of a better staple food for students of journalism at all levels."- Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere This is a major new statement on the role of journalism in democracy from one of media and communication's leading thinkers. Denis McQuail leads the reader through a systematic exploration of how and why journalism and society have become so inextricably entwined and - as importantly - what this relationship should be like. It is a strong re-statement of the fundamental values that journalism aspires to. Written for students, this book: Makes the theory accessible and relevant Teaches the importance of journalism to power and politics Explores the status and future of journalism as a profession Outlines the impact and consequences of the digital Reveals journalism as it is, but also as it should be Takes each chapter further with guided reading list and free online journal articles. This textbook is the perfect answer to the how and why of journalism. It is crucial reading for any student of media studies, communication studies and journalism.

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LTD Social and Emotional Learning
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'A landmark book for Sel. It provides an even-handed, scholarly appraisal of the latest research. This major contribution will advance SEL science, improve school-based practice, and benefit many students' -Professor Roger Weissberg, University of Illinois at Chicago This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (Sel). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry. The book investigates key topics such as: - definitions and conceptualization - origins and influences - international policy and practice - assessment and monitoring - implementation - outcomes It will be valuable to researchers, policy-makers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the role of schools play in promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing. Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester

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LTD Hospitality Management
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"An innovative and cross-cutting approach to Hospitality that examines the fundamentals of the subject in a concise and commendable way. Roy Wood's academic and practitioner expertise is brought to bear on this succinct synthesis of the subject that will quickly become a must read for all students and academics in the hospitality area." - Professor Stephen J. Page, Bournemouth University Hospitality Management: A Brief Introduction is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying hotel and hospitality management and hospitality studies. The book includes coverage of the principal areas of functional management in hospitality including: employee relations accommodation management food and beverage management marketing and sales industry structure and strategy the nature of management roles hospitality management education future trends in the field. Roy Wood uses a wide range of established and contemporary research and reflects critically on its subject, including from the perspective of the hospitality consumer, to ensure that readers gain wide awareness of the realities and challenges of the hospitality industry.

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LTD Critical Thinking in Health and Social Care
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`This book will serve well a diverse audience - in policy formulation and practice determination at all levels - who are committed to the nation's health and well-being' - Dianne Willcocks, Vice Chancellor, York St John University Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, which have particular relevance in the context of health and social care. Each approach is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice. This is an essential text for advanced post-graduate health and social care students, and for those who are moving into more senior and strategic roles. Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care provides an array of tools which can be used to challenge and change existing practice and to solve problems. Stella Jones-Devitt is Head of Subject for Health Studies and Community Engagement at York St John University. Liz Smith is Programme Leader for Health Professional Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull

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LTD Social Work
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Social Work: An Introduction is designed to help your students make the best start in their academic and professional careers. Mapped throughout to the most up-to-date professional standards, the book covers the full range of knowledge and skills students need to gain in the early stages of their social work course and as they prepare to go out on placement. Key Learning Features: Key Themes and Chapter Introductions - to set the scene and place each chapter in context. Case Studies and Practice Vignettes - illustrate how theory, knowledge and policy translate to real-life practice. Also help students consider the service-user's experience and develop a holistic approach to care. Exercises, Activities and Reflective Questions - independent learning tasks to help students apply theory to their practice, and to develop their skills of critical reflection Critical Thinking Boxes - support your students in their journey towards becoming critically reflexive practitioners. Visit the companion website to access a range of resources to support both lecturers and students, including: Vodcasts and podcasts from students, lecturers, service users and authors to introduce key topics to audio and visual learners Activities and case studies from different fields and settings to show how theory translates into real life practice Selected Sage journal articles to help take learning to the next level Up-to-date links to codes of ethics, frameworks and other useful resources.

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LTD Social Psychology of Emotion
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The study of emotion tends to breach traditional academic boundaries and binary lingustics. It requires multi-modal perspectives and the suspension of dualistic conventions to appreciate its complexity. This book analyses historical, philosophical, psychological, biological, sociological, post-structural, and technological perspectives of emotion that it argues are important for a viable social psychology of emotion. It begins with early ancient philosophical conceptualisations of pathos and ends with analytical discussions of the transmission of affect which permeate the digital revolution. It is essential reading for upper level students and researchers of emotion in psychology, sociology, psychosocial studies and across the social sciences.

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LTD Taking Social Development Seriously
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This work presents a systematic historical and analytical understanding of Sri Lanka's social development. Instead of merely focussing on economic yardsticks, it studies the country's development in the conceptual framework of social policy, with an emphasis on the way current institutions reflect the impact of previous political conflicts and struggles. The book critiques the country's social policy from the perspectives of the Western theories of 'welfare state' and development studies. It also provides valuable insights into the issues of modernization and democratization in colonial settings by analysing the distinctive nature of the Sri Lankan colonial experience. The book also looks at the future prospects of development in Sri Lanka in view of the unfolding of the complex social and political milieu following the end of the twenty-five-year-old civil war in the country. This book will be a seminal reference resource for students and researchers working in the fields of development studies, colonial studies, South Asian studies, sociology, history and political science.

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LTD Media and Society
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'This is the media and society text that critical scholars have been waiting for'. - Professor Mark Andrejevic, Pomona College This book unpacks the role of the media in social, cultural and political contexts and encourages you to reflect on the power relationships that are formed as a result. Structured around the three cornerstones of media studies; production, content and participation, this is an ideal introduction to your studies in media, culture and society. The book: Evaluates recent developments in media production, industries and platforms brought about the emergence of interactive media technologies. Examines the shifting relationship between media production and consumption instigated by the rise of social and mobile media, recasting consumption as 'participation'. Explores the construction of texts and meanings via media representations, consumer culture and popular culture, as well as the relationship between politics and public relations. Assesses the debates around the creative and cultural labour involved in meaning-making. Includes a companion website featuring exercise and discussion questions, links to relevant blogs and web material, lists of further reading and free access to key journal articles.

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LTD International Society, Global Polity
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This book provides an overview of the current state of the art in International Political Theory (Ipt). It offers a coherent account of the field of Ipt, placing both traditional and modern work in a clear and logical framework. The text moves from conventional accounts of the society of states to non-state-centric understandings of global politics. The first part covers international law, war, human rights and humanitarianism. The second part looks at the new human rights regime, the responsibility to protect, the ethics of war and global justice. Each chapter includes annotated reading lists, highlighting directions you can take to further your reading. International Society, Global Polity is perfect for students taking courses on International Political Theory, International Theory, Global Ethics and Global Justice.

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This book explores social entrepreneurship vis-à-vis participation of marginalized communities. Based on in-depth case studies that highlight the efforts of selected third sector organisations, this book brings to light the emergence of social entrepreneurship in India. The cases focus on the roles of locally established methods and community participation in carrying out sustainable social transformation. Social Entrepreneurship: Working Towards Greater Inclusiveness contributes to both practice and theory in social entrepreneurship. It also sets out modalities for future work in the field, examining the various processes adopted by social enterprises in their functioning and delivering of services to address the concerns of exclusion.

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LTD Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion
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Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization. It examines how liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories-caste, tribe and religious minorities-subjecting them to further deprivation. A novel approach has been used in the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues such as civil society, religion, caste and alienation. Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement give this study empirical weight. Since most scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of 'deprivation' and 'exclusion', this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject.

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LTD Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care
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"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.

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LTD Effective Management in Practice
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Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors In this lively and entertaining book, Robin Wensley guides the reader through the basic analytical approaches to decision making required for more effective management practice. Packed with diagrams, anecdotes and examples which bring the book to life, Effective Management in Practice: - clearly presents a wide range of management tools, techniques and theoretical insights in just the right amount of depth for current and future managers - illustrates the need for a balanced approach, emphasizing the importance of the questioning process in clarifying the nature of action proposals and any underlying assumptions - eschews any approach which advocates one right way but at the same time encourages a greater appreciation of practical issues through analysis and theory Students of management, academics and any practitioner interested in exploring a range of different approaches to management will enjoy and treasure this book.

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LTD Social and Emotional Learning
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'A landmark book for Sel. It provides an even-handed, scholarly appraisal of the latest research. This major contribution will advance SEL science, improve school-based practice, and benefit many students' -Professor Roger Weissberg, University of Illinois at Chicago This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (Sel). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry. The book investigates key topics such as: - definitions and conceptualization - origins and influences - international policy and practice - assessment and monitoring - implementation - outcomes It will be valuable to researchers, policy-makers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the role of schools play in promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing. Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester

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LTD Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences
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Sustainability is a key concept used by social scientists interested in interactions between human society and the environment. This text offers a systematic and critical review of established and emerging methodological approaches, as well as tools for the integrated investigation of sustainability questions. Recognising the significance of scale for sustainability efforts and measurement, its scope ranges from the local to the global. Divided into five sections: Part I: examines the key challenges inherent to social scientific sustainability research, focusing in particular on methodological questions that arise from recent efforts towards greater disciplinary integration. Part II: discusses methodologies aimed at the investigation of attitudes and behaviour observable at the local level - from families and households to individual organisations within communities. Part Iii: focuses on comparative sustainability research across different levels of socio-political organisation - from cities and regions to nation-states. Part IV: covers recent developments which recognise the significance of time for sustainability research and which offer innovative methodological approaches that focus on life events and long-term outcome. Part V: offers a critical assessment of current and future trends in social-scientific sustainability researc. Bringing together contributions from international social scientists, this is the resource for academics and practitioners interested in sustainability research. It will be a core teaching text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sustainability and sustainable development, geography, environmental sociology and the environmental sciences.

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LTD Social Work Research in Practice
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This new edition of Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts explores the intrinsic connection between knowledge, research and practice in social work. The authors argue that through a better appreciation of research, the highest standards of social work can be achieved. The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including: - Evidence-based practice - User-led research - Anti-oppressive practice - Practice-based research Each chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge. This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work. Heather D'Cruz works as a Consultant: Research and Professional Education. Martyn Jones is Associate Dean at Rmit University.

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LTD Effective Management in Practice
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Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors In this lively and entertaining book, Robin Wensley guides the reader through the basic analytical approaches to decision making required for more effective management practice. Packed with diagrams, anecdotes and examples which bring the book to life, Effective Management in Practice: - clearly presents a wide range of management tools, techniques and theoretical insights in just the right amount of depth for current and future managers - illustrates the need for a balanced approach, emphasizing the importance of the questioning process in clarifying the nature of action proposals and any underlying assumptions - eschews any approach which advocates one right way but at the same time encourages a greater appreciation of practical issues through analysis and theory Students of management, academics and any practitioner interested in exploring a range of different approaches to management will enjoy and treasure this book.

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LTD Cities and Social Change
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"This textbook of essays by leading critical urbanists is a compelling introduction to an important field of study; it interrogates contemporary conflicts and contradictions inherent in the social experience of living in cities that are undergoing neoliberal restructuring, and grapples with profound questions and challenging policy considerations about diversity, equity, and justice. A stimulant to debate in any undergraduate urban studies classroom, this book will inspire a new generation of urban social scholars." - Alison Bain, York University "Stages a lively encounter with different understandings of urban production and experience, and does so by bringing together an exciting group of scholars working across a diversity of theoretical and geographical contexts. The book focuses on some of the central conceptual and political challenges of contemporary cities, including inequality and poverty, justice and democracy, and everyday life and urban imaginaries, providing a critical platform through which to ask how we might work towards alternative forms of urban living." - Colin McFarlane Durham University What is the city? What is the nature of living in the city? This new textbook provides students with an in-depth understanding of the central issues associated with the city and how living in a city impacts its inhabitants. Theoretically informed and thematically rich, the book is edited by leading scholars in the field and contains an eminent, international cast of contributors and contributions. It provides a critical analysis of the key thinkers, themes and paradigms dealing with the relationship between the built environment and urban life. It includes illustrative case studies, questions for discussion, further reading and web links. Examining the contradictions, conflicts and complexities of city living, the book is an essential resource for students looking to get to grip with the different theoretical and substantive approaches that make up the diver

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LTD Emotions and Social Relations
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"A thoughtful, scholarly yet accessible account of emotion that speaks to current debates associated with the 'affective turn' in disciplines including sociology, cultural studies, geography and psychology. invaluable for anyone wanting to understand contemporary engagements with affect, emotion and feeling." - John Cromby, Loughborough University "A lucid, engaging, and thoroughly insightful review of current social scientific thinking on emotions in social life by a leading scholar in the field. The book is sure to become essential reading for both students and researchers interested in emotion" - Jason Hughes, University of Leicester "A masterful exposition of the links between emotions and social relations. Empirically rich and theoretically deep, this is a highly readable book. - Svend Brinkmann, University of Aalborg This book is a compelling and timely addition to the study of emotions, arguing that emotion is a response to the way in which people are embedded in patterns of relationship, both to others and to significant social and political events or situations. Going beyond the traditional discursive understanding of emotions, Burkitt investigates emotions as a complex and dynamic phenomenon that includes the whole self, body and mind, but which always occur in relation to others.

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LTD State and Civil Society under Siege
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A comprehensive analysis on the rise, assertion and dominance of the New Hindu Right forces in civil society From its forgettable electoral performance of 1984 to its historical victory in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (Bjp) story has been fodder for many political and academic debates. In this book, the authors show how the Hindu Right uses security, both external and internal, as a strategy for political mobilisation and eventual electoral success. It further explains the organisational and ideological penetration of the Sangh Parivar into the civil domain through strategies of securitisation. Deriving data from original sources, writings of leaders and their autobiographies, speeches, government documents, reports, pamphlets and manifestos of various Hindutva organisations, the work follows the growth of the Hindu Right forces and its trajectory over the years, taking a close look into its philosophical settings and political strategies. The book assumes significance in light of the massive electoral success of BJP in the 2014 elections.

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LTD Key Concepts in Drugs and Society
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'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

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LTD Social Work and Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts. Topics covered include: Child protection Interprofessional collaboration The policy and legal context Working with women Working with men Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge. This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.

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LTD Essential Theory for Social Work Practice
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Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. Multiple case studies highlight applied theory in different practice settings and across issues and challenges that students might face, while self-assessment exercises, practice notes, concise chapter summaries and discussion points help to consolidate their understanding. New chapters bring the book right up to date and include Relationship-based Work, The Importance of Language, Political Perspectives and Environmental Intervention. Written by two well-established and expert authors, this is the 'must-have' theory text for all social work students.

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LTD Social Network Analysis for Ego-Nets
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The ego-net approach to social network analysis, which takes discrete individual actors and their contacts as its starting point, is one of the most widely used approaches in the field. This is the first textbook to take readers through each stage of ego-net research, from conception, through research design and data gathering to analysis. It starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge of social network analysis, but then moves on to introduce cutting edge innovations, covering both new statistical approaches to ego-net analysis and also the most recent thinking on mixing methods (quantitative and qualitative) to achieve depth and rigour. It is an absolute must for anybody wishing to explore the importance of networks.

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LTD Innovation Management
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Innovation Management: Strategies, Concepts and Tools for Growth and Profit is a unique book in the rapidly growing discipline of Innovation Management. It seeks to build on the experience from an earlier discipline-Competitive Strategy. It took more than two decades for practitioners to realize that successful strategy is driven by implementation, not by formulation. Similarly, successful innovation-the key to growth and profit-rests on disciplined management and implementation of the innovation process from start to finish. This book first answers the key questions: Why innovate? How to innovate? Who innovates? It then provides 10 essential and practical tools to help innovators guide their ideas to marketplace success. Following the publication of the successful first edition, and in response to many readers' positive feedback for its case studies, the second edition contains a large number of new mini case studies about innovative start-ups, businesses, and ideas in the period of 2007-12 Innovation Management shows how companies and individuals can transform creative ideas into powerful, sustainable, change-the-world businesses and emphasizes the crucial role of execution in implementing inspiring ideas.

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LTD Pain Management in Nursing Practice
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Pain is a challenging area to understand for any healthcare professional, and quality training on the subject is required if nurses are to provide effective pain management and person-centred care. Based on the curriculum developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, this book offers an essential guide to managing pain. Beginning with an examination of the biology of pain, it then goes on to consider pain management across the life course, looking at key topics including acute pain, cancer pain and pharmacology. Case scenarios are included throughout the book to help readers apply the knowledge they have learned to their own practice. This book is aimed primarily at meeting the learning needs of undergraduate nurses, and is essential reading for all healthcare professionals studying pain. The text will be helpful as a basic foundation for more advanced postgraduate courses in pain management in nursing practice.

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LTD Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care
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This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities. Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning. Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.

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LTD Critical Social Theory
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In this accomplished, sophisticated and up-to-date account of the state of critical social theory today, Craig Browne explores the key concepts in critical theory (like critique, ideology, and alienation), and crucially, goes on to relate them to major contemporary developments such as globalization, social conflict and neo-liberal capitalism. Critical theory here is not solely the work of Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse and Habermas. The book begins with the Frankfurt School but uses this as a base to then explore more contemporary figures such as: Nancy Fraser Axel Honneth Luc Boltanski Cornelius Castoriadis Ulrich Beck Anthony Giddens Pierre Bourdieu Hannah Arendt A survey of critical social theory for our times, this is an essential guide for students wishing to grasp a critical understanding of social theory in the modern world.

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LTD Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School
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Winner of the Ukla Author Award 2009:ukla 'Lockwood has written a useful, supportive book which will help teachers and librarians…He describes the background and summarises the research and then proposes thoroughly practical programmes' - Carousel 'Michael Lockwood has produced an excellent, practical overview and analysis of what works in the primary school to promote reading for pleasure….Lockwood's work is grounded and valuable to those who need it most - teachers in the classroom working hard to engender a love of reading' - English Drama Media 'This book is first class. It puts the matter very clearly and succinctly, and presents a great deal of evidence to support the argument that pleasure is not a frivolous extra, but the very heart and essence of what reading is about. It also gives readers plenty of ideas for carrying the principle into the classroom, and for justifying it. This is an excellent piece of work, which I hope will find a place on every staffroom bookshelf.' - Philip Pullman English primary school children are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author's own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: - Becoming a reading for pleasure school - Promoting a love of reading in

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LTD Social Media for Journalists
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"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.

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LTD Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences
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"Abernathy provides a truly accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to geodata and geolocation covering both the conceptual and the practical. It is a must read for students or researchers looking to make the most of the spatial elements of their data" - Luke Sloan, Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Cardiff University Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences: Mapping our Connected World provides an engaging and accessible introduction to the Geoweb with clear, step-by-step guides for: Capturing Geodata from sources including Gps, sensor networks and Twitter Visualizing Geodata using programmes including Qgis, Grass and R Featuring colour images, practical exercises walking you through using data sources, and a companion website packed with resources, this book is the perfect guide for students and teachers looking to incorporate location-based data into their social science research.

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LTD Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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LTD Social Science Research
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This clear, straightforward textbook embraces the practical reality of actually doing fieldwork. It tackles the common problems faced by new researchers head on, offering sensible advice and instructive case studies from the author's own experience. Barbara Czarniawska takes us on a master class through the research process, encouraging us to revisit the various facets of the fieldwork research and helping us to reframe our own experiences. Combining a conversational style of writing with an impressive range of empirical examples she takes the reader from planning and designing research to collecting and analyzing data all the way to writing up and disseminating findings. This is a sophisticated introduction to a broad range of research methods and methodologies; it will be of great interest to anyone keen to revisit social research in the company of an expert guide.

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LTD The Limits of Social Science
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What forms of knowledge can social science claim to produce? Does it employ causal analysis, and if so what does this entail? What role should values play in the work of social scientists? These are the questions addressed in this book. They are closely interrelated, and the answers offered here challenge many currently prevailing assumptions. They carry implications both for research practice, quantitative or qualitative, and for the public claims that social scientists make about the value of their work. The arguments underpinning this challenge to conventional wisdom are laid out in detail in the first half of the book. In later chapters their implications are explored for two substantive areas of intrinsic importance: the study of social mobility and educational inequalities; and explanations for urban riots, notably those that took place in London and other English cities in the summer of 2011.

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LTD Doing Your Social Science Dissertation
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Dissertations can be the most rewarding, and for some the most stressful, part of any undergraduate degree course, providing the opportunity for students to pursue a chosen subject in some depth, developing their expertise. The dissertation offers many challenges to those seeking to do it well and this guide is the perfect book for those seeking to succeed with their dissertation. Judith Burnett helps students to rise to this challenge, making the most of the opportunities which a dissertation offers and overcoming the obstacles to successful completion. This book takes students through the process of doing a dissertation from turning the raw ideas into a research question, designing the research project, choosing appropriate methods, developing a research proposal, planning and executing the project, working with data, writing up, and preparing the work for presentation. Doing A Dissertation in the Social Sciences is an invaluable guide to avoiding the pitfalls and making the most of the opportunities offered by the dissertation. It ought to be compulsory reading for undergraduate students in any social science discipline. Sage Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, Sage Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the Sage Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

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LTD Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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LTD Sociology for Social Work
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This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: -Gender -Class -Ethnicity and race -Ageing -Health -Intimacies -Social exclusion -Crime and deviance -Communities -Disability The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.

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LTD Jalebi Management
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An important addition to the literature of management as a discipline, this pioneering book gives importance to the social dynamics of business organizations. An outcome of the author`s practical experience of over three decades in the global market, this book ably demonstrates the importance of paying attention to human culture, lifestyle and trends, while conducting business. Marked by original thought, concepts, processes and graphics, it demonstrates that business organizations of today must be sensitive to the nuances of global social culture so as to bring about quantum growth. In particular, it establishes that there is no barrier between industry and society.

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LTD Using Social Media in the Classroom
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'A book for every teacher's bookshelf. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the tools and apps that can be used to help turn a mediocre teaching session into an outstanding one.' - Cheryl Hine, Leeds City College 'Megan Poore's updated text is needed more than ever, as social media becomes increasingly integrated in many aspects of education. I would recommend it to all practising teachers and trainee teachers, whatever their subject.' - Sue Howarth, University of Worcester This is an essential guide to using social media to enhance teaching and learning in schools. It combines practical information on using all forms of social media for educational purposes and provides indispensable advice on how to tackle issues arising from social media use in the classroom. Key topics include: using blogs, wikis, social media networks and podcasting, digital literacy and new modes of learning, digital participation, cyberbullying and understanding risk online. This second edition includes: Reflective tasks in each chapter inviting you to critically consider important aspects of using social media in education. Expanded coverage of game-based learning and mobile learning. New examples tailored for use in primary and secondary schools. A website including additional resources and handouts can be found at study. sagepub.com/poore2e. This is essential reading for anyone training to teach in schools, and experienced teachers seeking to improve their understanding of using social media for teaching in informed and appropriate ways.

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LTD Space and Social Theory
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The importance of the spatial dimension of the structure, organization and experience of social relations is fundamental for sociological analysis and understanding. Space and Social Theory is an essential primer on the theories of space and inherent spatiality, guiding readers through the contributions of key and influential theorists: Marx, Simmel, Lefebvre, Harvey and Foucault. Giving an essential and accessible overview of social theories of space, this books shows why it matters to understand these theorists spatially. It will be of interest to upper level students and researchers of social theory, urban sociology, urban studies, human geography, and urban politics.

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LTD Marketing Research
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An introductory textbook that provides students with the essential information needed to plan and perform marketing research for the first time. The Second Edition presents a balanced mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, reflecting contemporary trends. This includes a new chapter on Netnography and new and increased coverage of the digital aspects of marketing research and the impact of social media and the online environment. The book includes exercises and activities within the chapters that can be used in class. Along with a collection of new international case studies, including: Europe - Renault (France), Miele (Germany) & Online grocery markets in France and Germany. Africa - The Robben Island Museum in Cape Town, South Africa, Vergenoegd Wine Estate in South Africa, text message surveying in KenyaAustralia - Campos CoffeeAsia - Uber and social media usage in India; Cinemas and confectionary markets in China; Coffee culture in South KoreaThe book is complemented by chapter specific lecturer PowerPoint slides, these can be accessed here. Suitable reading for students who are new to marketing research.

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LTD Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing E-Book
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This Elsevier title is a Pageburst product which provides you with the printed volume Plus an e-book. Pageburst (formerly Evolve eBooks) allows you to quickly search the entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Buying other Pageburst titles makes your learning experience even better: all of the eBooks will work together on your electronic 'bookshelf' so that you can search across your entire electronic library. Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing is a brand new comprehensive learning resource which contains everything a dental nurse needs to know to perform safely and effectively in the clinical environment. Prepared by leading authorities in the field, this book is ideal for candidates sitting the National Diploma in Dental Nursing or City and Guilds qualifications in Dental Nursing, as well as serving as a ready reference for fully qualified dental nurses and therapists in the hospital, community or general practice setting. Designed specifically for pre-registration dental nursesPrepared by authors of international renownIdeal for the National Diploma in Dental Nursing as well as City and Guilds qualificationsAn easy-to-read format to aid learningOver 150 illustrations and photographs bringing the subject to life!'Terms to learn' boxes providing useful word definitions on the spot'Key points' boxes highlighting core messages to be remembered'Identify and learn' boxes to help you transfer your knowledge into the workplaceCompletely up-to-date with links to relevant websites

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LTD Social Cognition
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The Third Edition of this much celebrated textbook continues to focus on the four major and influential perspectives in contemporary social psychology - social cognition, social identity, social representations, and discursive psychology. A foundational chapter presenting an account of these perspectives is then followed by topic-based chapters from the point of view of each perspective in turn, discussing commonalities and divergences across each of them. Key Features of the Third Edition: - Now includes coverage of the social neuroscience paradigm and research on implicit social cognition - Updated pedagogical features and visual material - An extended conclusion covers the ways in which the different approaches of the field intersect as well as a general discussion of the direction in which the field is moving. Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction is an integrative, holistic textbook that will enhance the reader's understanding of social cognition and of each of the topical issues considered. It remains a key textbook for psychology students, particularly those on courses in social psychology and social cognition.

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The second edition of this celebrated book by two of the world's leading researchers in social work introduces readers to the main theories, theorists and perspectives that contribute to the debate on social work theory and social work methods. It brings together some outstanding international researchers in social work to challenge the reader to critically question how they think about social work. The new edition includes a focus on the psychosocial perspective, with three new chapters on: - Cognitive behavioural approaches - Attachment theory and psychoanalytic social work - Ecological approaches Each chapter allows the reader to relate the theories and methods discussed to their own personal experiences. This reader friendly book includes student questions, glossaries and recommended reading so that students and practitioners can reappraise and expand the knowledge they have learned. This book will be valuable for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in social work theory and research methods, social work interventions and perspectives as well as post qualifying students and researchers in social work.

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