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Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job

by Elizabeth F. Fideler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2014)

Men Still at Work explores the reasons many men are continuing to work well beyond the traditional retirement age. In today’s challenging economy, they are the second-fastest growing group of workers (just...

The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life

by Thelma Reese, Barbara M. Fleisher & Dick Goldberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2013)

Rather than focus exclusively on preparing for retirement, this book offers the firsthand accounts of women of retirement age, the real obstacles and changes they face, and how they successfully navigate their...

Materializing Poverty: How the Poor Transform Their Lives

by Erin B. Taylor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2013)

In this book, anthropologist Erin Taylor explores how residents of a squatter settlement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, use their material resources creatively to solve everyday problems and, over a few...

Reaching Out to Children and Families: Students Model Effective Community Service

by Michelle R. Dunlap Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2000)

Community service and learning experiences are booming as we enter the 21st century. This practical guide assists college students and other constituents as they psychologically prepare for volunteering, service-learning,...

Creating Effective Groups: The Art of Small Group Communication

by Randy Fujishin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Creating Effective Groups, Third Edition gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. This new edition...

Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth

by Karen Sternheimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2006)

This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior....

The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution

by David Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 17, 2005)

Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or...

Gifts of Time and Money: The Role of Charity in America's Communities

by Arthur C. Brooks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 03, 2005)

Policymakers, civic leaders, and scholars have increasingly focused their attention over the last decade and a half on the importance of voluntary participation in civil society. What mobilizes giving and volunteering?...

Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Jerry Lembcke, Chuck Davis & Julia D. Fox et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2001)

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...

Class Counts: Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class

by Allan Ornstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2007)

Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily...

How the Other Half Dies

by Susan George Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 1989)

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Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America's Civic Spirit

by John M. Bridgeland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2012)

Heart of the Nation is a book about the golden thread of American democracy—volunteering—and how Presidents since the founding of our nation have worked to enlist more Americans to serve their neighbors...

Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging

by Margaret Cruikshank Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 25, 2013)

Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness and the other social roles of the elderly, the...

Families and Aging

by Patricia Drentea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2018)

The experiences of both families and aging are changing in today’s society. Many of us are staying healthier and living longer. Because an unprecedented number of Americans will be over age 65 in the twenty-first...

Men, Masculinities, and Aging

by Edward H. Thompson Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

Men, Masculinities, and Aging introduces readers to the gendered nature of aging men’s lives. Edward H. Thompson, noted for his work on men and aging, explores the intersections of ethnicities, class, geographies,...

Healing in Action

by Barney Straus Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2018)

Healing in Action: Adventure-Based Counseling with Therapy Groups is a practical guide for therapists wanting to integrate interactive games and challenges into their work. It provides current research supporting...

Trump Troubadour No More

by Kraig Moss & Dave Smitherman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 25, 2018)

Early in the 2016 presidential campaign at a rally in Iowa, candidate Donald Trump looked directly from the stage at Kraig Moss, a supporter whose son had died from a heroin overdose. The crowd cheered as Trump...

Children and Crime

by Connie M. Tang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 02, 2018)

Children and Crime offers a multidisciplinary and research-based approach to the study of child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency. Connie M. Tang first examines children as victims of maltreatment, exploring...

Teaching with Compassion

by Peter Kaufman & Janine Schipper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2018)

In a world where students are often seen as test scores and not as human beings, where their well-being is challenged by poverty, intolerance, and bullying, and where technological innovations frequently erode...

Poverty and Power

by Edward Royce Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Poverty and Power examines structural inequality in American society with a focus on the issue of poverty. The third edition features new material throughout, including discussions of the 2016 election and current...

Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job

by Elizabeth F. Fideler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2012)

The fastest growing segment of the workforce is women age sixty-five and older. Women Still at Work draws on national survey data and in-depth interviews to show the many reasons why women are working well past...

Community Engagement Best Practices Across the Disciplines

by Heather K. Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2017)

This book is a reference to administrators and educators at institutions of higher learning who are thinking about taking serious steps to link their educational mission to helping their surrounding communities....

Advocates for Animals

by Lori B. Girshick & Gene Baur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it’s a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion...

Community Engagement Findings Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs

by Heather K. Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2017)

This book is a reference for administrators and educators at institutions of higher learning who want to link their educational mission to helping surrounding communities. It is a multi-disciplinary and multi-method...

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

by Morley D. Glicken Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2017)

Straightforward and concise, the second edition of A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals offers students and professionals practical tools to improve their writing. In his animated and highly accessible...

The New Senior Man

by Thelma Reese & Barbara M. Fleisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities fills a gap that is already huge –and growing. Where do men fit into the astonishing changes in both life expectancy and visibility of the aging...

Social Work and Service Learning

by Marilyn Sullivan-Cosetti, Virginia Majewski, Meryl Nadel & Robin Allen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 21, 2007)

This book includes conceptual chapters that define social work service learning in contrast to fieldwork, examine its place in the curriculum, and explore how and when to implement service learning into course...

Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence

by James W. Messerschmidt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 16, 2012)

In Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. Written by one of the most respected scholars on the subject of gendered crime, this...

Social Change

by Jay Weinstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2010)

This introduction to social change covers the momentous and relatively recent changes that have occurred in the human condition, examining not only the major causes and conditions underlying our current situation,...


by Susan D. Stewart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 17, 2017)

Co-sleeping—parents and children sharing a bed—can be a fraught topic for parents. Some experts recommend parents never bring children into bed with them, while other experts extol the benefits of parents...

Children's Rights: Today's Global Challenge

by John Wall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 07, 2016)

This accessible book provides the first overview of the global movement of children’s rights. It introduces readers to child rights in their theoretical, historical, cultural, political, and practical complexity....

Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground

by Rosemary J. Link & Chathapuram S. Ramanathan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2010)

This book is for human service, criminal justice and social work students of human behavior at the 'macro' or large systems level. Due to factors such as the migration of labor, human trafficking, increased...

The Age of Longevity: Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives

by Rosalind C. Barnett & Caryl Rivers Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2016)

With longer life spans, adult vigor can be extended well into the ninth decade of life. What does this mean for us as individuals and as a society? From re-imagining the workplace to rethinking marriage, sex,...

Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and Psychopathology in Contemporary Multicultural Contexts

by Patricia Hertz, Laura Melano Flanagan, Joan Berzoff & Teresa Méndez et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2016)

Inside Out and Outside In is a foundational book for mental health practitioners who work with clients in complex social environments. The fourth edition features a new chapter on DSM-5; a new chapter on Cognitive...

Poverty and Power: The Problem of Structural Inequality

by Edward Royce Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 21, 2015)

Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system, rather than individual failings of the poor. The second edition has been revised throughout...

Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums: A Handbook for Volunteer Management

by Kristy Van Hoven & Loni Wellman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 07, 2016)

We are in the middle of a museum paradigm shift and a new type of museum volunteer is emerging from the community. Non-profit volunteers are looking for unique and satisfying ways to engage in their communities...

Our Unsystematic Health Care System

by Grace Budrys Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 06, 2015)

Significantly revised and updated, the fourth edition of Our Unsystematic Health Care System provides an accessible overview of the U.S. health care system, with a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care...

Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 14, 2016)

This book looks at the many opportunities for teen activism and shows how more teens can get involved in causes that are important to them. Among the causes most important to teens covered in this book are campaigns...

Women in Late Life: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Age

by Martha Holstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2015)

Women in Late Life explores thorny issues related to gender and aging, including ageism, cultural expectations, body image, caring at the end of life, chronic illness, Social Security, caregiving, and more....