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New and Published Books

  1. Feminisms in Social Work Research

    Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

    Edited by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social work profession was started by and maintained in large part by women and has been home to...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Feminist Therapy with Latina Women

    Personal and Social Voices

    Edited by Debra M. Kawahara, Oliva M. Espín

    Feminist Therapy with Latina Women highlights the principles of feminist and multicultural counselling and therapy with Latinas and Latin American women, providing both theoretical approaches and applied frameworks. The authors are all experienced therapists and researchers with a deep...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Social Work and Intimate Partner Violence

    By Mary Allen

    Intimate partner violence is now recognised as a serious human rights abuse and increasingly as an important public health problem with severe consequences for women’s physical, mental and sexual health. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of intimate partner violence is an essential aspect of...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth

    Edited by Lorna Davies, Rea Daellenbach, Mary Kensington

    Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery...

    Published October 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

    Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects

    By Catherine Itzin, Ann Taket, Sarah Barter-Godfrey

    Domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, and sexual exploitation through prostitution, pornography and trafficking can have many significant adverse impacts on a survivor’s health and wellbeing, in the short, medium and long-term. Taking a life-course approach, the book...

    Published September 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Violence and Abuse Issues

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives for Health and Social Services

    By Lee Ann Hoff

    After centuries of being considered a private matter in most societies, violence and its profound effect on the physical health, mental health, and social well-being of victims and their families, as well as on the assailants themselves, has started to take centre stage as a public issue of...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Atlas of Women in the World

    4th Edition

    By Joni Seager

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    'When is an atlas a page-turner? When it makes the female half of the world visible in reliable statistics and glorious graphics. Nobody should be without this book.' Gloria Steinem 'A wonderfully illuminating and clear sighted book. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality...

    Published February 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Women's Health and Social Change

    By Ellen Annandale

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009 Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many...

    Published July 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Caesarean

    Just Another Way of Birth?

    By Rosemary Mander

    This book critically analyzes the place of caesarean in childbearing at the beginning of the twenty first century. It questions the changes that are taking place in childbirth and, in particular, the effects and implications of an increase in caesarean births. This controversial work by a...

    Published May 31st 2007 by Routledge

  10. Breastfeeding in Hospital

    Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line

    By Fiona Dykes

    'Breast is best' is today’s prevailing mantra. However, women – particularly first-time mothers – frequently feel unsupported when they come to feed their baby. This new experience often takes place in the impersonal and medicalized surroundings of a hospital maternity ward where women are 'seen to...

    Published August 17th 2006 by Routledge