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The Nanjing Massacre. Changing Contours Of History And Memory In Japan, China, And The U.S., Takashi Yoshida Dec 2006

The Nanjing Massacre. Changing Contours Of History And Memory In Japan, China, And The U.S., Takashi Yoshida

History Faculty Publications

In Japan, China, the United States and beyond, arguably no Japanese wartime atrocity against China is more widely known than the Nanjing Massacre. [1] Whatever the significance of mere name recognition, however, the history and memory of the Nanjing Massacre are profoundly complex. Indeed, even the phrase “Nanjing Massacre” (hereafter NM) remains contested, and to this day there are circles within which the words cannot be spoken without stirring deep feeling and disagreement.


Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 15, 2006, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 2006

Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 15, 2006, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Resolution re Presidential Search
  • Sale of Property
  • Reassignment of Assumption of Lease
  • Lease Agreement between WMU and WMU Foundation re Building 126
  • Ratification of AFSCME Contract
  • Consent Items (6-11)
  • Grant Report
  • Revised Research Misconduct Policy
  • Gift Report
  • Revised Annuity and Life Income Funds Investment Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Board Meeting Dates for 2007


Western News, Dec. 14, 2006, Western Michigan University Dec 2006

Western News, Dec. 14, 2006, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Enslen, Mallison get honorary degrees; Engineering management grad program is nation's best; Pharmacy reopens on Sindecuse mail floor; On Campus with Rose Hathaway.


Physics Department News, December 2006, College Of Arts And Sciences Dec 2006

Physics Department News, December 2006, College Of Arts And Sciences

Physics Newsletter

Contents from Volume 5, Issue 2:

  • Editor’s Note
  • From the Chair
  • What’s New at the University
  • Faculty Highlights
  • Staff Highlights
  • PhysTEC
  • International Week
  • ICPEAC Program Meeting
  • Student News
  • Annual Student Awards
  • Recent Graduates
  • Department Roster
  • Photo Gallery
  • Feedback/Update Reply Form


Geosciences Newsletter - 2006, Department Of Geosciences Dec 2006

Geosciences Newsletter - 2006, Department Of Geosciences

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol. 2, No. 2

  • Mohamed Sultan, Chairperson
  • Faculty News
  • Department News
  • Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE)
  • Department Updates
  • Graduate Student News
  • Awards & Graduations
  • Alumni News
  • Outstanding Alumni Academy
  • Dedication Ceremony Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) New Faces in the Geosciences


Social Work Diagnosis In Contemporary Practice. Francis J. Turner (Ed.). Reviewed By William M. Maesen., William A. Maesen Dec 2006

Social Work Diagnosis In Contemporary Practice. Francis J. Turner (Ed.). Reviewed By William M. Maesen., William A. Maesen

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Francis J. Turner (Ed.), Social Work Diagnosis in Contemporary Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. $65.00 hardcover.


Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis And Social Justice, 1918-1938. Elizabeth Ann Danto. Reviewed By Leslie Leighninger., Leslie Leighninger Dec 2006

Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis And Social Justice, 1918-1938. Elizabeth Ann Danto. Reviewed By Leslie Leighninger., Leslie Leighninger

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Elizabeth Ann Danto, Freud's Free Clinics; Psychoanalysis and Social Justice, 1918-1938. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. $ 29.50 hardcover.


The Rise And Fall Of Hmos: An American Health Care Revolution. Jan Gregoire Coombs. Reviewed By Lisa S. Patchner., Lisa S. Patchner Dec 2006

The Rise And Fall Of Hmos: An American Health Care Revolution. Jan Gregoire Coombs. Reviewed By Lisa S. Patchner., Lisa S. Patchner

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Jan Gregoire Coombs, The Rise and Fall of HMOs: An American Health Care Revolution. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. $35.00 hardcover.


Nineteenth Century Review Of Mental Health Care For African Americans: A Legacy Of Service And Policy Barriers, Tony B. Lowe Dec 2006

Nineteenth Century Review Of Mental Health Care For African Americans: A Legacy Of Service And Policy Barriers, Tony B. Lowe

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The need to focus on service and policy barriers to mental health service delivery for African Americans remains critical. The purpose of this article is to review nineteenth century care as a method for understanding contemporary service and policy barriers. A case study strategy is used to compare the efforts of Pennsylvania and South Carolina using primary and secondary sources to document these developments through a political economy perspective. These findings suggest that the prevailing social, political and economic realities have created mental health disparities along racial lines. Existing barriers are likely rooted in this same reality.


Letters To The Editor Regarding Nasw Press Censorship Issue, Marcia B. Cohen, Richard Hoefer, Tony Tripodi, Stanley L. Witkin, Elizabeth J. Clark Dec 2006

Letters To The Editor Regarding Nasw Press Censorship Issue, Marcia B. Cohen, Richard Hoefer, Tony Tripodi, Stanley L. Witkin, Elizabeth J. Clark

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR REGARDING NASW PRESS CENSORSHIP

  • Marcia B. Cohen, Co-editor, Journal of Progressive Human Services
  • Richard Hoefer, Editor, Journal of Policy Practice
  • Tony Tripodi, Former Editor of Social Work Research Former Co-editor of Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation
  • Stanley L. Witkin, Former Editor-in-Chief, Social Work
  • Elizabeth J. Clark, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


39th Conference On Senior Engineering Design Projects, College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences Dec 2006

39th Conference On Senior Engineering Design Projects, College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences

Senior Engineering Design Conference

The 39th Conference on Senior Engineering Design Projects was held on December 5, 2006 at the College of Engineering and applied Sciences on the Parkview Campus of Western Michigan University. The college sponsors the conference to showcase the work of its graduating seniors, who are required to complete a capstone project that puts into practice what they have learned. Many of the projects are sponsored by business and industry.


International Social Work, Globalization And The Challenge Of A Unipolar World, James Midgley Dec 2006

International Social Work, Globalization And The Challenge Of A Unipolar World, James Midgley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This summer, two international social work organizations - the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) - will again host their regular biannual conferences. IFSW will meet in Munich, Germany in July while IASSW will meet in Santiago, Chile in August. These meetings will bring social workers from many different countries together to share ideas and experiences, and to discuss issues of common interest. Social workers have been meeting under the auspices of these two organizations for more than seventy years and today both organizations play a vital role in promoting cooperation among ...


Fairness Issues In Law And Mental Health: Directions For Future Social Work Research, Jose B. Ashford, Jane Holschuh Dec 2006

Fairness Issues In Law And Mental Health: Directions For Future Social Work Research, Jose B. Ashford, Jane Holschuh

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Concepts from the procedural justice literature in social psychology are examined that offer useful guidance for social work researchers with interests in investigating informal adjudications, speciality treatment courts, and other areas of the administrative process previously neglected in mental health services research. These theoretical concepts are offered as an alternative to the therapeutic jurisprudence framework being adopted by some social workers in the field of law and mental health. The issues outlined in this paper also draw on the health services and psychotherapy literature to highlight issues involving process and procedure as social justice and their significance for advancing a ...


The Perils Of Self-Censorship, Robert D. Leighninger Jr. Dec 2006

The Perils Of Self-Censorship, Robert D. Leighninger Jr.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Earlier this year, Jim Midgley, until recently Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, was asked to write a guest editorial for the National Association of Social Work's (NASW) premier journal Social Work by its new editor Jorge Delva. The topic was international social work and the challenges of globalization. After presenting some of the pros and cons of globalization, Jim chose to focus on "unipolarism," a foreign policy articulated by neoconservatives like Charles Krauthammer, Paul Wolfowitz, and William Kristol and embraced by officials of the George W. Bush administration, particularly Secretary of ...


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 33, No. 4 (December 2006) Dec 2006

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 33, No. 4 (December 2006)

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SPECIAL FEATURE: CENSORSHIP IN NASW JOURNALS?

  • THE PERILS OF SELF-CENSORSHIP - Robert D. Leighninger, Jr
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, GLOBALIZATION AND THE CHALLENGE OF A UNIPOLAR WORLD - James Midgley
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR REGARDING NASW PRESS CENSORSHIP
    • Marcia B. Cohen, Co-editor, Journal of Progressive Human Services
    • Richard Hoefer, Editor, Journal of Policy Practice
    • Tony Tripodi, Former Editor of Social Work Research, Former Co-editor of Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation
    • Stanley L. Witkin, Former Editor-in-Chief, Social Work
    • Elizabeth J. Clark, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • NINETEENTH CENTURY REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ...


"Seen And Not Heard" Sociological Approaches To Childhood: Black Children, Agency And Implications For Child Welfare, Mekada Graham, Emily Bruce Dec 2006

"Seen And Not Heard" Sociological Approaches To Childhood: Black Children, Agency And Implications For Child Welfare, Mekada Graham, Emily Bruce

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

In this article, the authors consider the socio-historical conceptions of childhood in relation to Black children and their unique relationship with child welfare institutions. Against this background we apply models of childhood to issues of race and social agency and argue that these elements have been inadequately addressed in developmental models of childhood. Following these concerns, we present a social model of childhood and consider how these distinct and different ways of understanding children might be applied to child welfare practice. This child centered approach presents a unique opportunity to incorporate the differential positioning of Black children in the wider ...


Ethiopian Language Policy And Health Promotion In Oromia, Begna Dugassa Dec 2006

Ethiopian Language Policy And Health Promotion In Oromia, Begna Dugassa

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

In the time of HIV/AIDS, epidemics for which we have no vaccination or cure, public health is bound entirely to depend on the traditional health education strategies to stop or contain this disease. This reality demands that we travel extra miles and thoroughly employ every health promotion tool at our disposal. The Ottawa Charter for health promotion stressed the need for public policy to create supportive social conditions for health. This necessitates a commitment to enduring social conditions for health and raises topics that have been neglected by the traditional public health scholars. A close examination of the colonial ...


Health Care Poverty, Lisa Raiz Dec 2006

Health Care Poverty, Lisa Raiz

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This paper introduces and describes health care poverty. Underinsurance and its consequences for access to health care are highlighted. Definitions of underinsurance and its prevalence are presented. Groups that experience disproportionate barriers to obtaining medical care are identified. Manifestations of underinsurance are explicated and their relationship to receipt of medical care, such as vaccinations and medications is discussed. A refraining of the health care debate is suggested with emphasis moving from uninsurance to access to health care.


Foster Parents' Reasons For Fostering And Foster Family Utilization, Kathryn Rhodes, Mary Ellen Cox, John G. Orme, Tanya Coakley Dec 2006

Foster Parents' Reasons For Fostering And Foster Family Utilization, Kathryn Rhodes, Mary Ellen Cox, John G. Orme, Tanya Coakley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Better utilization of foster families might be linked to parents' reasons for fostering. This study used data from the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents to examine relationships between reasons for fostering and types of services and length of service foster parents provide. Top reasons for fostering were child-centered. The least endorsed reasons were self-oriented. Those who fostered to help children with special problems were more likely to have a child placed, had more children, and had fostered more types of special needs children. Parents who fostered because their children were grown were more likely to have a ...


Economic Mobility Of Single Mothers: The Role Of Assets And Human Capital Development, Min Zhan Dec 2006

Economic Mobility Of Single Mothers: The Role Of Assets And Human Capital Development, Min Zhan

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This study examines the economic mobility of single mothers. It highlights the relationships between single mothers' financial assets and human capital development (educational advancement, job training, and work hours) with their economic mobility. Analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) indicates that assets may help improve upward economic mobility. Assets, however, have differential impact on single mothers with different income levels. In addition, human capital development mediates the positive link between assets and the economic mobility for mothers living between the 100% and 200% federal poverty. These results support asset building as an investment strategy to ...


The Use Of Critical Ethnography In Managed Mental Health Care Settings, Cassandra L. Bransford Dec 2006

The Use Of Critical Ethnography In Managed Mental Health Care Settings, Cassandra L. Bransford

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

How social workers in managed mental health care settings exercise their professional authority may have profound consequences for the provision of ethical and value-based services to vulnerable populations. Building upon Gidden's theory of structuration, this article describes the use of critical ethnography as a specific research methodology that may support social workers in the exercise of their authority. This article examines the historical roots of critical ethnography and provides a detailed examination of its underlying assumptions and research procedures. The article concludes with a case example of a critical ethnography conducted within a managed mental health care setting.


Beyond Segregation: Multiracial And Multiethnic Neighborhoods In The United States. Michael T. Maly. Reviewed By Christopher R. Larrison., Christopher R. Larrison Dec 2006

Beyond Segregation: Multiracial And Multiethnic Neighborhoods In The United States. Michael T. Maly. Reviewed By Christopher R. Larrison., Christopher R. Larrison

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Michael T. Maly, Beyond Segregation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighborhoods in the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2005. $68.50 hardcover, $22.95 papercover.


What's Wrong With Children's Rights. Martin Guggenheim. Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble Dec 2006

What's Wrong With Children's Rights. Martin Guggenheim. Reviewed By Dorinda N. Noble., Dorinda N. Noble

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Martin Guggenheim, What's Wrong with Children's Rights. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. $27.95 hardcover.


Disease And Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces Aids. Peter Baldwin. Reviewed By Ronald J. Mancoske., Ronald J. Mancoske Dec 2006

Disease And Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces Aids. Peter Baldwin. Reviewed By Ronald J. Mancoske., Ronald J. Mancoske

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Peter Baldwin, Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005. $44.95 hardcover.


Multiracial America: A Resource Guide On The History And Literature Of Interracial Issues. Karen Downing, Darlene Nichols, And Kelly Webster., Rose M. Barreto Dec 2006

Multiracial America: A Resource Guide On The History And Literature Of Interracial Issues. Karen Downing, Darlene Nichols, And Kelly Webster., Rose M. Barreto

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Karen Downing, Darlene Nichols and Kelly Webster, Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2005. $35.00.


Paths To A Green World: The Political Economy Of The Global Environment. Jennifer Clapp And Peter Dauvergne. Dec 2006

Paths To A Green World: The Political Economy Of The Global Environment. Jennifer Clapp And Peter Dauvergne.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne, Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. $ 25.00 papercover.


The Origins Of Social Work. Malcolm Payne. Dec 2006

The Origins Of Social Work. Malcolm Payne.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Malcolm Payne, The Origins of Social Work. New York: Palgrave, 2005. $ 75.00 hardcover, $ 26.95 papercover.


Rural Social Work Practice. Nancy Lohman And Roger A. Lohman. Dec 2006

Rural Social Work Practice. Nancy Lohman And Roger A. Lohman.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Nancy Lohman and Roger A. Lohman, Rural Social Work Practice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. $ 65.00 hardcover.


Advocacy Practice For Social Justice. Richard Hoefer. Dec 2006

Advocacy Practice For Social Justice. Richard Hoefer.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Richard Hoefer, Advocacy Practicef or Social Justice. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books, 2005. $ 29.95 papercover.


Introduction To Social Welfare And Social Work: The U.S. In Global Perspective. Katherine Van Wormer., David K. Androff Dec 2006

Introduction To Social Welfare And Social Work: The U.S. In Global Perspective. Katherine Van Wormer., David K. Androff

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book note for Katherine van Wormer, Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work: The U.S. in Global Perspective. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005. $76.95 paperback.