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              Books by Margaret Alston

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              Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice
               

              Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice (Hardback)

              By Alston, Margaret; Hazeleger, Tricia; Hargreaves, Desley

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity across the world, causing significant destruction to individuals and communities. Yet many social workers are ill-prepared for the demands of this field of practice. This book discusses the role of social workers in disaster wor...k, including in disaster-preparedness, during the disaster and in post-disaster practice. It addresses the complexities of social work disaster practice, noting the need for social workers to understand the language of trauma and to respond effectively. The authors discuss disaster theory and practice, drawing out elements of practice at macro-, meso- and micro- levels and at various stages of the disaster. They examine the factors that shape vulnerability in disasters and draw out the possibility of post-traumatic growth. The final section discusses strategies for self-care in disaster practice, noting the organisational and personal strategies that can be adopted to facilitate the wellbeing of workers in the field. With real-life case studies from top scholars in the field, this book is essential reading for social work practitioners working in the field of disaster practice, as well as social work students and academics. It will also be useful to other health professionals who wish to understand this field of practice.
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              ISBN 9781138089525
              Released NZ 14 Feb 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods

              Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods (Hardback, 3rd New edition)

              By Alston, Margaret; Bowles, Wendy

              • RRP: $285.00
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              Social work is developing its own research orientation and knowledge base, springing from the research traditions of sociology and psychology and grounded in human rights and social justice. Effective social research relies on critical thinking and the ability to view situations ...from new perspectives.
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              ISBN 9780415506779
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia
                

              Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia (Hardback)

              Edited by Alston, Margaret

              • RRP: $301.99
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              A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, wo...men's political activism and gender inequalities.
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              ISBN 9781137390561
              Released NZ 8 Aug 2014
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Gender, Development and Social Change
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              Social Work: Fields of Practice
               

              Social Work: Fields of Practice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Alston, Margaret; Volume editor McKinnon, Jennifer

              • RRP: $99.99
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              A comprehensive yet concise text that provides an overview of the main fields of practice in social work.

              ISBN 9780195550474
              Published NZ 29 May 2005
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh
               

              Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh (Hardback)

              By Alston, Margaret

              • RRP: $306.00
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              Bangladesh is not one of the countries with the greatest emissions of carbon, but it is one of the countries most critically affected, with a significant risk of damage to lives and livelihoods due to climate change in the form of cyclones, flooding and storm surges, and slow-ons...et impacts such as droughts, sea level rises and river basin erosion. Moreover, the population is especially vulnerable as such a high proportion of people live in very great poverty. This book assesses the impact of climate change in Bangladesh, including presenting the findings of long period, in-depth research at village level in different districts of the country. It examines national policies, contrasting them with what is actually happening at village level. It outlines the impact of climate change on livelihood strategies and health, and focuses particularly on the impact on gender relations, showing how although women have a significant role to play in helping communities cope with the effects of climate change, cultural customs and practices often work against this. The book argues for, and puts forward policy proposals for, encouraging women's active contribution.
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              ISBN 9781138026049
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series ASAA Women in Asia Series
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              Breaking Through Grass Ceiling
               

              Breaking Through Grass Ceiling (Hardback)

              By Alston, Margaret

              • RRP: $247.00
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              This examination of women in agriculture looks at why farm women are virtually absent from positions of power and leadership. It is clear that ideology and structure prevent agricultural women from becoming prominent in an industry to which they contribute so much.

              ISBN 9789058231024
              Released NZ 21 Dec 2000
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
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              Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia
                

              Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)

              Edited by Alston, Margaret

              • RRP: $279.99
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              A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, wo...men's political activism and gender inequalities.
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              ISBN 9781349482665
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2016
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Gender, Development and Social Change
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              Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
               

              Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Nakray, Keerty; Alston, Margaret; Whittenbury, Kerri

              • RRP: $110.61
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              Research in the humanities and social sciences thrives on critical reflections that unfold with each research project, not only in terms of knowledge created, but in whether chosen methodologies served their purpose. Ethics forms the bulwark of any social science research methodo...logy and it requires continuous engagement and reengagement for the greater advancement of knowledge. Each chapter in this book will draw from the empirical knowledge created through intensive fieldwork and provide an account of ethical questions faced by the contributors, placing them in the context of contemporary debates surrounding the theory and practice of ethics. The chapters have been thematically organized into five sections: Feminist Ethics: Cross-Cultural Reflections and Its Implications for Change; Researching Physical and Sexual Violence in Non-Academic Settings: A Need for Ethical Protocols; Human Agency, Reciprocity, Participation and Activism: Meanings for Social Science Research Ethics; Emotions, Conflict and Dangerous Fields: Issues of Safety and Reflective Research; and Social Science Education: Training in Ethics or Ethical Training and Ethical Publicizing. This inter-disciplinary volume will interest students and researchers in academic and non-academic settings in core disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Geography, or inter-disciplinary degrees in Development Studies, Health Studies, Public Health Policy, Social Policy, Health Policy, Psychology, Peace and Conflict studies, and Gender Studies. The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
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              ISBN 9780367597818
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice

              Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice (Paperback)

              By Alston, Margaret; Hazeleger, Tricia; Hargreaves, Desley

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
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              Disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity across the world, causing significant destruction to individuals and communities. Yet many social workers are ill-prepared for the demands of this field of practice. This book discusses the role of social workers in disaster wor...k, including in disaster-preparedness, during the disaster and in post-disaster practice. It addresses the complexities of social work disaster practice, noting the need for social workers to understand the language of trauma and to respond effectively. The authors discuss disaster theory and practice, drawing out elements of practice at macro-, meso- and micro- levels and at various stages of the disaster. They examine the factors that shape vulnerability in disasters and draw out the possibility of post-traumatic growth. The final section discusses strategies for self-care in disaster practice, noting the organisational and personal strategies that can be adopted to facilitate the wellbeing of workers in the field. With real-life case studies from top scholars in the field, this book is essential reading for social work practitioners working in the field of disaster practice, as well as social work students and academics. It will also be useful to other health professionals who wish to understand this field of practice.
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              ISBN 9781138089549
              Released NZ 14 Feb 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Social Work: Fields of Practice

              Social Work: Fields of Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

              By Alston, Margaret; McCurdy, Samone; McKinnon, Jennifer

              • RRP: $104.99
              • $104.99
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              Social Work: Field of Practice Third edition introduces students to a variety of fields of social work practice which includes Cultural Diversity, Indigenous Australians, Child Protection and Mental Health. It examines emerging fields in order to acknowledge the rich diversity an...d possibilities of the profession.
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              ISBN 9780190309879
              Published NZ 24 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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