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Media in the Digital Age

by John V. Pavlik Columbia University Press (May 12, 2008)

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging...


African American Children and Families in Child Welfare: Cultural Adaptation of Services

by Ramona Denby & Carla M. Curtis Columbia University Press (October 15, 2013)

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social,...


Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy: Crossing Racial Borders

by Kyle D. Killian Columbia University Press (September 17, 2013)

Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples’ encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference,...


Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War

by Laura Sjoberg Columbia University Press (July 23, 2013)

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of...


The Ethical Economy: Rebuilding Value After the Crisis

by Adam Arvidsson & Nicolai Peitersen Columbia University Press (July 30, 2013)

A more ethical economic system is now possible, one that rectifies the crisis spots of our current downturn while balancing the injustices of extreme poverty and wealth. Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen,...


The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament

by Wael B. Hallaq Columbia University Press (November 20, 2012)

Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,” judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the...


Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

by W. Andrew Achenbaum Columbia University Press (July 30, 2013)

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. One of the first psychiatrists to engage with older men...


Gang Life in Two Cities: An Insider's Journey

by Robert J. Durán Columbia University Press (January 15, 2013)

Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest....


Mothers in Academia

by Mari Castañeda & Kirsten Isgro Columbia University Press (May 21, 2013)

While more mothers are increasingly occupying institutions of higher learning, they still struggle to make headway in a world that privileges a commitment to countless hours of scholarly research and study....


The Social Work Interview

by Alfred Kadushin & Goldie Kadushin Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

For twenty-five years, The Social Work Interview has been the textbook of choice in social work and other human service courses, as well as an essential professional resource for practitioners. This new edition,...


Social Welfare in East Asia and the Pacific

by Sharlene B.C.L. Furuto Columbia University Press (January 29, 2013)

In this singular collection, indigenous experts describe the social welfare systems of fifteen East Asian and Pacific Island nations and locales. Vastly understudied, these lands offer key insight into the successes...


The Task Planner: An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals

by William J. Reid Columbia University Press (July 12, 2000)

A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client...


Viewers Like You: How Public TV Failed the People

by Laurie Ouellette Columbia University Press (September 17, 2002)

How "public" is public television if only a small percentage of the American people tune in on a regular basis? When public television addresses "viewers like you," just who are you? Despite the current of frustration...


Resiliency Enhancement: Putting the Strength Perspective Into Social Work Practice

by Elaine Norman Columbia University Press (September 19, 2000)

This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors...


Measured Excess: Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea

by Laura C. Nelson Columbia University Press (December 06, 2000)

This insightful analysis of the ways in which South Korean economic development strategies have reshaped the country's national identity gives specific attention to the manner in which women, as the primary...


Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

by Nabil Matar Columbia University Press (October 25, 2000)

During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary...


Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1991-1996

by Dalia Dassa Kaye Columbia University Press (March 29, 2001)

Arabs and Israelis have battled one another in political and military arenas, seemingly continuously, for some fifty years. The 1991 Madrid Peace Conference sought to change this pattern, launching bilateral...


Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice

by Richard C. Friedman & Jennifer I. Downey Columbia University Press (June 20, 2002)

This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that...


Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.

by Milette Shamir & Jennifer Travis Columbia University Press (April 10, 2002)

We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek...


Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York City

by Agustin Laó-Montes & Arlene Dávila Columbia University Press (June 13, 2001)

New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and...


The Broken Fountain: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

by Thomas Belmonte, Ida Susser, Stanislao G. Pugliese & Pellegrino D'Acierno Columbia University Press (April 13, 2005)

Belmonte describes Fontana del Re, an impoverished Neapolitan neighborhood, documenting the struggles of Neapolitans surrounded by crumbling buildings and economic insecurity. Resisting standard depictions of...


Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal

by Stuart Kirk & William J. Reid Columbia University Press (January 02, 2002)

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn...


Parenting in Public: Family Shelter and Public Assistance

by Donna Haig Friedman Columbia University Press (September 08, 2000)

When parents must rely on public assistance and family shelters to provide for their children's most basic needs, they lose autonomy. Within a system of public assistance that already stigmatizes and isolates...


Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

by Nicholas M Teich Columbia University Press (March 13, 2012)

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences...


Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work

by Sonia G. Austrian Columbia University Press (February 16, 2005)

Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders....


Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

by Inderjeet Parmar Columbia University Press (April 03, 2012)

Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement...


Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar

by Ian Holliday Columbia University Press (March 06, 2012)

Contemporary Myanmar faces a number of political challenges, and no one is certain whether external forces should intervene. Prioritizing the opinions of local citizens and reading them against the latest scholarship...


Constructing Public Opinion: How Political Elites Do What They Like and Why We Seem to Go Along with It

by Justin Lewis Columbia University Press (February 28, 2001)

Is polling a process that brings "science" into the study of society? Or are polls crude instruments that tell us little about the way people actually think? The role of public opinion polls in government and...