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Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation

Daniel F. Chambliss
Making Sense of the Social World, fourth edition is an engaging introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. It is written in a less formal style than many comparable texts, complete with practical examples drawn from everyday experience.

Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice

Peter G. Northouse
Providing practical strategies for becoming a better leader, this bestselling book includes interactive elements to help students apply leadership concepts to their own lives. The book examines one quality of leadership per chapter, enabling students to apply concepts and skills to their leadership development. It provides self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets in each chapter. A new chapter on handling conflict has been added to the Second Edition, giving a multi-faceted view of conflict and methods for resolving conflict in leadership situations. Case studies have been added to the end of each chapter, including more global examples, and followed by questions to stimulate class discussion.

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Michael J. Worth

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook written for the Nonprofit Management course, covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature and includes more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience.

Key Features:

- Includes a chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world

- Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking

- Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations

- Chapter-ending suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations.

The Process of Research in Psychology

Dawn M. McBride
This introductory text provides a step-by-step explanation of how to design, conduct, and present research in psychology.

Early chapters instroduce important concepts for developing research ideas, subject sampling, ethics, and data collection to help students understand the process of research. Subsequent "Nuts and Bolts" chapters provide more detailed coverage of these topics and the various types of research. This approach creates a logical scaffolding upon which students can build their knowledge.

Key Features:

* chapter organization mirrors the steps in the research process in the first part of the book and then lays out the details of different types of research designs in the second half. This sequence reflects the logical, natural progression of the research process

* the spaced repetition of concepts follows a proven memory/learning model that maximizes student retention

* Thinking About Research sections at the end of chapters provide a summary of a real research study for students to analyze and relate to the chapter content

* examples and activities in each chapter come from a wide range of psychological settings, giving students a useful overview of real research

* end-of-chapter quizzes

New to this Edition:

* updated with more research examples that relate to different designs and clarifies difficult concepts such as internal validity and the relationship between data collection techniques and various research designs

* Using Research feature at the end of selected chapters help students connect research methods knowledge to reports they encounter in their daily lives and from the media

* Why Should I Care About Research discussion added to the end of Chapter 1 helps students put the course and methods skills they are learning in context with their future goals

* Expanded Test Yourself questions at the end of chapters provide more practice for students

* Updated to conform to the latest guidelines of the APA style Manual, 6th Edition

Ancillaries:

* Password-protected Instructor Resource Site include a test bank, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, answers/tips for the in-text questions, an answer key for the Lab Manual and class discussion topics and activities.

* An open-access student study site provides chapter summaries and objectives, E-flashcards, Web quizzes, additional SPSS data examples, SAGE journal articles, and additional Web resources.

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Robert Cox
The Third Edition of Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere by Robert Cox remains the only comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication. This innovative book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. It also examines how we define environmental “problems” and decide what actions to take with regards to the natural world.

Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences

David Croteau

In a society saturated by mass media, from newspapers and magazines, television and radio, to digital video projects and the Internet, iPods and TiVo, most students possess a great deal of media knowledge and experience before they ever enter the classroom. What they often lack, however, is a broader framework for understanding the relationship between media and society.

Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences provides that context and helps students develop skills for critically evaluating both conventional wisdom and onee(tm)s own assumptions about the social role of the media.

Previous editions of Media/Society introduced thousands of students to a sociologically informed analysis of the media process. The Fourth Edition builds on this success with new material on students as producers (e.g., YouTube), revised Internet resources, the latest data on the media industry, new examples from the independent media sector, and updated discussions of media policy, online media, and independent media.

Media/Society is unique among media texts in that it offers:

e A sociological approach that examines overarching relationships between the various components of the media process - the industry, its products, audiences, technology - and the broader social world

e An integrated study of mass media that looks at media technologies, collective influences, and connections between mass media issues that are often treated as separate

e An examination of how economic and political constraints affect the media and how audiences actively construct their own interpretations of media messages

Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems

James S. Bowman
Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems Fourth Edition offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector, from both employee and managerial viewpoints. It discusses the issues, explains how they arise, and suggests what can be done about them. It continues to offer paradoxical perspectives about the inherent challenges as well as the unique political and legal context of the public sector management within which they take place. The book covers all of the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal. Grounded in real public service experiences, the book emphasizes hands-on skill building and problem solving.

Corrections: A Text/Reader

Mary Stohr
Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.

The Practice of Research in Social Work

Rafael J. Engel
Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, the Third Edition of the popular text, The Practice of Research in Social Work, by Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. It introduces students to the study of research in social work and to the contributions made to our understanding of what is effective social work practice. Additionally, the Third Edition is designed to directly and indirectly help students achieve the six core competencies identified by CSWE as essential to competency-based education, including research (2.1.6), ethical principles (2.1.2), critical thinking (2.1.3), engage diversity (2.1.4), advance human rights (2.1.5), and evaluation (2.1.10(d)).

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach: An Interactive Approach

Joseph A. Maxwell
Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises.

“This book uses everyday language that will captivate students’ attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical.”
—Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma

“The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues.”
—Deborah Gioia, University of Maryland, Baltimore

“I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying “yes” so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations.”
—Mary S. Enright, Capella University

"The text is incredibly engaging and practical...So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in 'public' venues."
- David Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design. It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, exercises, insights, and examples, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others."
- Sharon L. Caudle, Texas A & M University


Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences

Francis T. Cullen
This accessible book identifies and evaluates the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. The authors demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize changing ways of treating and punishing offenders, and they help readers understand how changes in the social and political context of U.S. society impact correctional theory and policy. Designed to motivate readers to become sophisticated consumers of correctional information, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based information to guide decisions, rather than relying on nonscientific commonsense or ideology-based beliefs.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application

Curt R. Bartol
This book is a broad introduction to the field of forensic psychology. While students most often associate forensic psychology with criminal profiling, crime-scene investigations, and serial murder, this text covers the many other areas where psychology has played a significant role in providing research knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems.

The book is a readable summary of contemporary research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics. Practical applications are discussed where pertinent, and case law discussions are found throughout the text.

This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying forensic psychology in psychology, criminal justice, and criminology courses. This book will also be of interest to mental health professionals and anyone looking for a basic overview of the field.

New to the Third Edition:

- more real-life cases, new guest essays, and 2-3 new photos per chapter involve students in the 'human side' of forensic psychology

- new information on timely topics - such as relationships between mental disorders and crime and violence, sexual deviance, death penalty mitigation, restorative justice initiatives, arson and typologies of juvenille offenders, sexual harassment, and criminal sentencing

- new focus boxes cover drug courts, doctoral programs in forensic psychology, the 'choking game', the Innocence Project, bias crime, and many others

- a greater emphasis on clinical psychology throughout

- thoroughly revised coverage of police psychology

- substantially re-organized material on profiling

- revised and expanded lecturer resources and student study site

Key Features of the Third Edition:

- broad coverage makes the text ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of both criminology and psychology

- exposes readers to the many careers related to forensic psychology

- concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice to emphasize the use of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles

- emphasises the multicultural perspective that is an integral part of the day-to-day work of all practicing and research psychologists

- in-text learning aids include chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter-ending review questions, chapter summaries, and a glossary of key terms.

Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding

W. Timothy Coombs
Crisis communication is the life blood of crisis management: when communication is ineffective so is the crisis management effort. This book emphasizes the role of communication throughout the crisis management process. W. Timothy Coombs uses a three-staged approach to crisis management - pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis. He reviews the latest research, explains how crisis communication can prevent or reduce the threats of a crisis, and provides guidelines for how best to act and react in an emergency situation.

New to the Third Edition:

* A new chapter on the Internet and social media, showing how it has become both a tool for recognizing warning signs as well as a key channel for communicating with stakeholders during a crisis

* Updated discussion throughout to reflect the importance of the online world: The book explores the concept of paracrisis; covers online preparations organizations should make; considers the effects of social media on the crisis response; and explores the emergence of online memorials

* Integrates crisis management with three other proactive management functions - issues management, risk management, and reputation management - demonstrating that the best way to manage a crisis is to prevent one

* A new epilogue summarizing key lessons for managers from the vast crisis communication research literature.

Key Features:

* "What would you do?" cases are included throughout. With information from a real crisis event, a series of questions allow students to apply concepts in the chapter to the case

* Discussion Questions are provided at the end of each chapter, helping readers extend their understanding of the material.

Media Literacy

W. James Potter
This book offers a detailed approach to studying media influences and presents readers with a clear vision of what it means to operate at a higher level of media literacy. W. James Potter argues that the media have a profound influence on the way we perceive the world by shaping our beliefs and expectations. By becoming more media literate, we can avoid the potentially negative effects of those media messages as well as amplify the potentially positive effects. With substantial discussion of media content, audiences, and the media industries, the book tackles key issues related to media ownership, invasion of privacy, piracy of media messages, violence, and sports. Readers will gain a clearer perspective on the borders between the real world and the simulated media world and will become more informed and literate media consumers.

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community

Fred E. Jandt

Filled with thought-provoking examples, photos, quotes, cases, and stories that spark students' interest and challenge them to reconsider existing viewpoints, the Seventh Edition of An Introduction to Intercultural Communication prepares today's readers to successfully navigate our increasingly global community.

 

Using a historical framework that places current topics in context, author Fred E. Jandt integrates media as a variable in advancing issues and ideas, offers a full chapter on women and family, and retains his non-biased presentation of all cultures and ethnic groups. Extremely relevant, this Seventh Edition includes a new focus on social media as well as new challenges evident in ethnic and religious conflict, the role of women, and technology.

 

New to this edition:

 

* coverage of social media is integrated throughout

* global examples pulled from international events

* Mary Louise Pratt's material on 'contact zone' between cultures is woven throughout

 

Key features:

 

* 'Focus on Theory' boxes ground the practical material in communication and social theory

* 'Focus on Culture' boxes help students understand cultural norms and practices

* each chapter features a 'Focus on Environment' box

* 'Global Voices' feature uses brief, provocative quotes to introduce students to a diverse range of perspectives

* new and expanded photo essays

* coverage of immigration has been expanded to reflect current developments, including in-country migration in China.

* Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader is available to enhance content within the text

* an updated companion website can be found at www.sagepub.com/jandt7e

Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach: An Effectiveness-Based Approach

Peter M. Kettner
Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach, Fourth Edition, is an updated version of THE classic book on program planning, design, and implementation. This new edition is written in a deliberate manner designed to help students logically follow the program planning process. An increased emphasis on diversity teaches students and program planners how to develop a well-rounded program that meets the needs of relevant populations. Students will learn to track one phase to the next, resulting in a solid understanding of the issues of internal consistency and planning integrity. The book's format guides students from problem analysis through evaluation, enabling them to apply these concepts to their own program plans. -- publisher's web site.

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light Or Shadow

Craig E. Johnson
The Fourth Edition retains the elements of the text that have contributed to its success while also broadening its appeal. Written in an informal, accessible style, author Craig E. Johnson takes an interdisciplinary approach to leadership ethics while blending research and theory with practical application. This unique text promotes ethical decision-making and action through skill development, self-assessment, and application exercises.

In the Fourth Edition:

- A new chapter, Ethical Crisis Leadership, explains five ethical principles and strategies that are essential to fulfilling moral duties during times of crisis.

- 'Leadership Ethics at the Movies' features present short summaries of feature films that portray ethical dilemmas. Discussion starters are included to prompt readers to draw ethical implications and applications from the films.

- 'Self-Assessment' features measure the reader's performance on an important behaviour, skill, or concept discussed in the chapter

- 'Implications and Applications' review key ideas and their ramifications for the reader as a leader

- 'For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Assessment' encourages readers to engage in extended reflection and self-analysis

- 'Focus on Follower Ethics' boxes that broaden coverage of the text and introduce concepts students can apply to their role as followers

- Three cases per chapter offer real-world examples for anlaysis and reflection

- A lengthy reference section at the end of the book serves as a starting point for further research and exploration

Instructors Resources include teaching strategies, a test bank, sample syllabi, assignment descriptions, and more.

Negotiation: Closing Deals, Settling Disputes, and Making Team Decisions: Closing Deals, Settling Disputes, and Making Team Decisions

David S. Hames

David S Hames' text combines in a single volume text material, pertinent readings, compehensive cases, role-playing exercises, and questionnaires so that students examine the theory and the practice of negotiation from a varied set of learning tools.

 

The text also:

 

- Uses a behaviour modelling framework for learning how to negotiate, to enhance students' intellectual understanding of the negotiating process and their actual ability to negotiate in various settings and scenarios

- Emphasizes the science of negotiation

- Covers current issues of diversity, flattening of organizations, making decisions in teams, and negotiating in an online environment

- Devotes an entire chapter to closing deals, a topic which is often overlooked or given short shrift in other texts.

Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind

Jay Friedenberg
Substantially revised, this Second Edition includes the latest breakthroughs in this fast-moving field. The authors present emerging areas of network science, dynamical systems theory, behavioral economics, and animal intelligence and tie each area to discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, and cognition. Major findings are placed in the context of the theories and models of cognition and critically evaluated. Providing a unifying framework, pedagogical features help students understand the different methodologies and perspectives in cognitive science.

Evolutionary Psychology: Neuroscience Perspectives concerning Human Behavior and Experience: Neuroscience Perspectives Concerning Human Behavior and Experience

William J. Ray
Many books in evolutionary psychology emphasize just a small part of the total picture. Evolutionary Psychology gives students a clear understanding of how current psychological knowledge of human behavior and experience draws from a variety of perspectives. It begins with an understanding of evolution and the close connection between organisms and their environment. It provides the student the basics necessary to see how the environment and the turning on and off of genes can influence humans and the cultures in which they live. The book shows that we solve certain problems of life as many species have done for years. It also shows a glimpse of human abilities not seen in other species. We use language. We purposely teach our children. We build large cities that survive long after a single generation. We create cultures that through their writings and art can influence other humans thousands of years later. Current research in social processes, decision making, and brain imaging is presented in a clear manner throughout the book. The book emphasizes developmental processes and family relationships, sexual and social relationships, as well as emotionality and language. The book concludes by applying an evolutionary understanding approach to examine the areas of health and disease, psychopathology, and culture.

Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World: Seeing the Social World

Kenneth Allan
Continually praised for its conversational tone, personal examples, and helpful pedagogical tools, the exciting Third Edition of Kenneth Allan's Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World has been reorganized around the modern ideas of progress, knowledge, and democracy. With a historical thread woven throughout the chapters, the book presents a diverse selection of major classical theorists: marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Martineau Gilman, Du Bois, and Parsons. Author Kenneth Allan focuses on the specific views of each theorist, rather than schools of thought, and highlights modernity and postmodernity to help readers understand how classical theory applies to their lives.

Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy

Stephen Sweet
In the highly-anticipated second edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, authors Sweet and Meiskins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. This text brings into focus the many complexities of class, race, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, as well as details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout, strategic recommendations are offered that could help make the new economy work for us all.

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race

Ian Haney-López
"Whiteness pays. As White by Law shows, immigrants recognized the value of whiteness and sometimes petitioned the courts to be recognized as white. Haney Lspez argues for the centrality of law in constructing race."--Voice Literary Supplement"White by Law's thoughtful analysis of the prerequisite cases offers support for the fundamental critical race theory tenet that race is a social construct reinforced by law. Haney Lspez has blazed a trail for those exploring the legal and social constructions of race in the United States."--Berkeley Women's Law JournalLily white. White knights. The white dove of peace. White lie, white list, white magic. Our language and our culture are suffused, often subconsciously, with positive images of whiteness. Whiteness is so inextricably linked with the status quo that few whites, when asked, even identify themselves as such. And yet when asked what they would have to be paid to live as a black person, whites give figures running into the millions of dollars per year, suggesting just how valuable whiteness is in American society.Exploring the social, and specifically legal origins, of white racial identity, Ian F. Haney Lopez here examines cases in America's past that have been instrumental in forming contemporary conceptions of race, law, and whiteness. In 1790, Congress limited naturalization to white persons. This racial prerequisite for citizenship remained in force for over a century and a half, enduring until 1952. In a series of important cases, including two heard by the United States Supreme Court, judges around the country decided and defined who was white enough to become American.White by Law traces the reasoning employed by the courts intheir efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non- whiteness of others. Did light skin make a

Social Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good

Nancy R. Lee

The Fourth Edition of Social Marketing is the definitive textbook for the planning and implementation of programs designed to bring about social change. No other text is as comprehensive and foundational when it comes to taking key marketing principles and applying them to campaigns and efforts to influence social action. It provides a solid foundation of fundamental marketing principles and techniques, and then expands them to illustrate techniques specific to practitioners and agencies with missions to enhance public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and motivate community involvement.This book is coauthored by arguably the most influential individual in the field of marketing, Philip Kotler, who coined the term "social marketing" in 1971 (with Gerald Zaltman) and Nancy R. Lee, a preeminent lecturer, consultant, and author in social marketing.

 

Key Features:

 

- Presents an introductory case for each chapter, and a concluding case for a majority of chapters to demonstrate for students why and how social marketing works.

- Enhances understanding with chapter summaries of key points and questions for discussion.

- Provides a step-by-step guide to developing a marketing plan, with chapters presented sequentially to support planning development and the inclusion of worksheets in the appendix;

- It incorporates contributions from a range of internationally known social marketers who provide real cases to set the stage for each chapter. Past contributors have included individuals from the CDC, National Centre for Social Marketing, AARP, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and others.

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher

M. Jenice Goldston
Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice “Dee” Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, “practice-what-you-teach” approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Head First Design Patterns

Elisabeth Freeman

You're not alone.

At any given moment, somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to Design Patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on...something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun.

You want to learn about the patterns that matter--why to use them, when to use them, how to use them (and when NOT to use them). But you don't just want to see how patterns look in a book, you want to know how they look "in the wild". In their native environment. In other words, in real world applications. You also want to learn how patterns are used in the Java API, and how to exploit Java's built-in pattern support in your own code.

You want to learn the real OO design principles and why everything your boss told you about inheritance might be wrong (and what to do instead). You want to learn how those principles will help the next time you're up a creek without a design pattern.

Most importantly, you want to learn the "secret language" of Design Patterns so that you can hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions his stunningly clever use of Command, Facade, Proxy, and Factory in between sips of a martini. You'll easily counter with your deep understanding of why Singleton isn't as simple as it sounds, how the Factory is so often misunderstood, or on the real relationship between Decorator, Facade and Adapter.

With Head First Design Patterns, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking Decorator is something from the "Trading Spaces" show. Best of all, in a way that won't put you to sleep! We think your time is too important (and too short) to spend it struggling with academic texts.

If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First Design Patterns will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. In a way that lets you put them to work immediately. In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems, and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team.

Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice: Globalization and Social Justice

Kathryn Sorrells
Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, by Kathryn Sorrells, introduces students to the complex relationships, structures, and contexts that shape intercultural communication in the new millennium. This book examines intercultural communication within the geopolitical, economic, and cultural context of globalization and offers a dynamic and complex understanding of culture to address the the many challenges we face today—from discrimination, racial profiling, and ethnic conflict to wealth disparities locally and globally. This book takes a social justice approach and provides a framework to create a more fair and equitable world through communication.

Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity: Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

Martin J. Gannon
In Understanding Global Cultures, Fifth Edition, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor—any activity, phenomenon, or institution with which the members of a given culture identify emotionally or cognitively—as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, and even continents. The book shows how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important. The fully updated Fifth Edition includes 31 nation-specific chapters, including a new Part XI on popular music as cultural metaphors, two completely new chapters on Vietnam and Argentina, revisions to all retained chapters, and a more explicit linkage between each cultural metaphor and current economic and business developments in each nation.

Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Neil J. Salkind
Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics an international bestseller. He provides an overview of the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Second Edition includes more opportunities to practice, and end-of-chapter sections that apply the material to everyday concerns regarding the assessment of behavior.

Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice

Cyndi Banks
In the Third Edition of Criminal Justice Ethics, author Cyndi Banks once again examines the criminal justice system through an ethical lens identifying ethical issues in practice and in theory, exploring ethical dilemmas, and proposing means through which criminal justice professionals might resolve ethical issues and dilemmas. The text adopts a critical perspective in the sense that the constituent parts of the criminal justice system are scrutinized within a framework where questions are raised about moral and ethical conduct and standards. Readers are drawn into a unique discussion of ethical issues by exploring moral dilemmas faced by professionals in the criminal justice system first, then presented with an examination of the major theoretical foundations of ethics. This distinct organization allows readers to understand real life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of those issues.

Public Communication Campaigns

Ronald E. Rice
In this new, fully revised and expanded Fourth Edition, Rice and Atkin provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the field of public communication campaigns.

The subject of campaigns has become increasingly high profile in the academic world in the decade since the last edition, and hundreds of new studies on campaign theory and practice have been published since 2001. Moreover, the rise of new media has expanded the array of strategies for designing and implementing campaigns.

Largely rewritten to reflect the latest theories and research, this text continues in the tradition of ongoing improvement and expansion into new areas, including sun protection, organ donation, human rights, social norms, corporate social responsibility, use of condoms, ocean sustainability,fear messages, and digital games. Classic chapters are updated, on topics such as campaign history, theoretical foundations, formative evaluation, systems approaches, input-output persuasion matrix, design and evaluation, meta-analysis, and sense-making methodology.

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Robert B. Denhardt
The only text in management and organizational behavior to focus on public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and school systems, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations fosters competency in critical management and leadership skills including communication, motivation, teamwork, group dynamics, and decision-making. Cases, self-assessment exercises, simulations, and evaluative instruments provide students the opportunity to experience the applied side of theories and to learn both cognitively and experientially. The Third Edition covers recent developments in the field including the emergence of "positive organizational behavior."

White-Collar Crime: The Essentials: The Essentials

Brian K. Payne
White Collar Crime: The Essentials is a comprehensive, yet compact text addresses the most important topics in white collar crime, while allowing for more accessibility through cost. Author Brian Payne provides a theoretical framework and context for students and explores such timely topics as crimes by workers sales oriented systems, crimes in the health care system, crimes by criminal justice professionals and politicians, crimes in the educational system, crimes in the economic and technological systems, corporate crime, environmental crime, and others. This is an easily-supplemented resource for any course that covers white collar crime.

Television Criticism

Victoria O'Donnell
Television Criticism presents a four-part original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. Readers gain an understanding of the business of television, production background in creating television style, and are presented with in-depth chapters on storytelling, narrative theories and television genres.

Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective: A Sociological Perspective

Michelle Inderbitzin
Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time, offering clear overviews of issues and perspectives in the field as well as introductions to classic and current academic literature. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that give an overview of the field and the theories, as well as carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books.

Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities

Mick Coleman

Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities, providing:

(a) comprehensive coverage of the diversity of family lives represented in classrooms and strategies for working with those families;

- challenges to family involvement and strategies for addressing them;

- strategies for communicating effectively with and empowering families, and

- reflections, activities, tip boxes, and field assignments designed to facilitate students' skills in building positive family-school-community partnerships.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach: An Integrative Approach

Elsie Jones-Smith

This text offers an extensive array of theories, including all the mainstream approaches as well as contemporary ones such as narrative, feminist, and post-modern. The author provides an integrative framework that allows students to assess the various theories with respect to possible clinical application. By comparing and contrasting the theories, as well as analyzing strengths and weaknesses of each, students will learn to apply them more flexibly in practice.

The book is divided into four major theoretical forces in psychotherapy and introductory sections are provided to help students place a particular theory within a major theoretical period. The four theoretical forces discussed are: (1) psychoanalytical and psychodynamic; (2) behavioral and cognitive school(s); (3) existentialism and humanism; and (4) social constructivism school of psychotherapy. The author discusses social constructivism and then describes at least five theoretical approaches within this theoretical force--solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, and so on.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Wendy Griswold
In today's world, both cultures and societies are changing more quickly than ever before. The Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World sheds light on the role culture plays in shaping our social world.

A vital and personal aspect of individual identity, culture shapes a person's norms, values, beliefs and practices. This Fourth Edition introduces the sociology of culture and explores cultural phenomena including stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions and rituals from a global-sociological perspective. The author takes a global approach by considering cultural examples from various countries and time periods, by delving into the ways globalization processes are affecting cultures and by offering an explanation of the post-Cold War era culture-related conflicts.

Readers will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning useful insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.

Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices: Ethical Perspectives and Practices

Steve May
This book integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers' awareness, judgment and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

This volume is a crucial step toward addressing ethical issues, providing a rich and diverse overview of an increasingly important concern for organizations in contemporary society.

Key Features:

* explores some of the most important examples of organizational ethics today: case studies include discussions of dilemmas faced by NASA, Coca-Cola, Mitsubishi, Wal-Mart, the Catholic Church, the war in Iraq, and the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries

* examines a range of ethical dilemmas in diverse organizations: the cases look at a variety of emerging issues in the workplace, such as work/family balance, racism, sexual harassment, offshoring and telecommuting

* offers greater coherence and structure than other case books: the consistent case structure allows instructors and students greater opportunity to compare and contrast cases on comparable terms.

In addition, the book includes extensive instructional materials, often neglected in other case study books. Instructors unfamiliar with the cases are provided with additional pedagogical materials, including a case summary and discussion questions.

Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Communication, this book will be an invaluable resource not only for students but also for anyone interested in ethics, in general, and in organizational ethics, specifically.

The Reproductive Rights Reader: Law, Medicine, and the Construction of Motherhood

Nancy Ehrenreich

Since the passage of Roe v. Wade, the debate over reproductive rights has dominated America's courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book — including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others — favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction.

The selections demonstrate that the right to choice isn't an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of women's reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.

Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration

Robyn Ryle
A unique multidimensional view of the relationship between the state, society, and oppression

Designed to help students analyze and understand political developments in the world around them, this unique text covers a wide array of political sociology concepts and theoretical perspectives. The book's proposed multidimensional view emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. Blending elements of today's prevalent power structure theories, this framework provides students with a unique focus on the structure of power and inequality in society today.

Features:

  • A critical analysis of commonly ignored theoretical perspectives, including anarchist theory, queer theory, and post-structuralism, provides an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Unique multidimensional topics include class-based, racialized, and gendered state policies and practices in Chapter 7, and paths of resistance, challenge, and subversion, particularly social movements, in Chapter 6.
  • Chapter-ending critical thinking and discussion questions ask students to apply the chapter's conceptual frameworks and concepts to contemporary issues or current events.
  • Charts and diagrams throughout the book help students process conceptual ideas, data, and a wide range of perspectives.

An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

W. Alex Edmonds
Students often struggle with conceptualizing the most appropriate research design, before they begin collecting data and answering their research question. This book presents quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs in education and the social and behavioral sciences using consistent terminology, and in a way that students can understand and apply in their own investigations. The book helps students conceptualize, construct, test, problem solve, and acquire knowledge, through a wealth of visual aids and real-world examples. It is an ideal text for coursework and also a reference in the field.