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Daily Labors: Marketing Identity And Bodies On A New York City Street Corner, By Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, Kimberly Hogan Jan 2020

Daily Labors: Marketing Identity And Bodies On A New York City Street Corner, By Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, Kimberly Hogan

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Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, Daily Labors: Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner. Temple University Press (2019), 212 pages, $24.42 (softcover).


Deconstructing The Racialized Cannabis User: Cannabis Criminalization And Intersections With The Social Work Profession, Amar Ghelani Jan 2020

Deconstructing The Racialized Cannabis User: Cannabis Criminalization And Intersections With The Social Work Profession, Amar Ghelani

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Cannabis users have been historically stigmatized and criminalized for non-violent behaviors such as consuming, producing, and distributing cannabis. Racialized cannabis users in particular have been constructed as fundamentally different, dangerous, and mentally unstable, while state actors have benefited from the subjugation of this group. The following article reviews the history of cannabis prohibition with an emphasis on the social construction of racialized cannabis users and role of social workers in the treatment of this group. As laws liberalizing cannabis use and trade are passed across North America, an emergent legal framework is maintaining racial divides and marginalizing non- White cannabis ...


Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vo. 47, No. 3 Jan 2020

Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vo. 47, No. 3

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A Framework For Analyzing, Developing, And Applying Community Practice Interventions, Jason M. Sawyer, Shane R. Brady Jan 2020

A Framework For Analyzing, Developing, And Applying Community Practice Interventions, Jason M. Sawyer, Shane R. Brady

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Due to multiple factors, the community practice field struggles with incongruent community practice language and activities. In this article, authors unpack various challenges associated with community practice and explore implications for analysis, development, and application of effective interventions. Grounded in applied social science paradigms, authors offer a framework incorporating multi-paradigmatic approaches to inform intervention development and application. Principally centered in praxis—that is, reflection and action—this article builds on the work of foundational scholars to cultivate contextual interventions in planned change work. The authors aim to further develop the community practice knowledge base, expand what constitutes relevant evidence, and ...


Review Of Music And Dementia: From Cognition To Therapy. By Amee Baird, Sandra Garrido, And Jeanette Tamplin, Kinsey Stapleton Jan 2020

Review Of Music And Dementia: From Cognition To Therapy. By Amee Baird, Sandra Garrido, And Jeanette Tamplin, Kinsey Stapleton

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Review of Music and Dementia: From Cognition to Therapy.


Identifying And Assisting Human Trafficking Survivors: A Post-Training Analysis Of First Responders, Sarah Erwin, Jessie Peter, Rochelle L. Dalla Dr., Virginia Chaidez, Amy Encinger, Lee Kreimer Jan 2020

Identifying And Assisting Human Trafficking Survivors: A Post-Training Analysis Of First Responders, Sarah Erwin, Jessie Peter, Rochelle L. Dalla Dr., Virginia Chaidez, Amy Encinger, Lee Kreimer

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First responders and the agencies for which they work face numerous challenges in identifying and assisting human trafficking survivors. This article aims to outline the ways in which first responders in a Midwestern state identify and provide services to human trafficking survivors. Six months after attending a two-day training aimed at recognizing and assisting human trafficking survivors, first responders were invited to participate in a follow-up survey regarding the training that they received. Responses were collected from 270 participants who work at various government, medical, or social service agencies in both rural and urban service areas across the state. Results ...


Review Of The “Population Problem” In Pacific Asia By Stuart Gietel-Basten, Soonhyung Kwon Jan 2020

Review Of The “Population Problem” In Pacific Asia By Stuart Gietel-Basten, Soonhyung Kwon

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Review of The “Population Problem” in Pacific Asia.


Parental Practices And Maternal Warmth As Protective Factors For Problem Behaviors In Mexican Preadolescents, Jaime Fuentes-Balderrama, Cinthia Cruz Del Castillo, Jose Ruben Parra-Cardona, Bernardo Turnbull Plaza, Angélica Ojeda García, Rolando Díaz-Loving Jan 2020

Parental Practices And Maternal Warmth As Protective Factors For Problem Behaviors In Mexican Preadolescents, Jaime Fuentes-Balderrama, Cinthia Cruz Del Castillo, Jose Ruben Parra-Cardona, Bernardo Turnbull Plaza, Angélica Ojeda García, Rolando Díaz-Loving

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Epidemiological estimates indicate that approximately 12% of children and adolescents in Mexico are in clinical ranges for psychological disorders. Low-income families in need of psychological support generally encounter understaffed and sometimes inefficient public health services and thus, families frequently constitute the primary source of support for individuals affected by mental health disorders. Empirical studies in the Mexican context have demonstrated that positive parental practices are associated with positive developmental outcomes and low levels of problem behaviors for both children and adolescents. This study aims to identify if such practices act as protective factors for problem behaviors in 306 Mexican students ...


Review Of Jesus And John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith And Fractured A Nation. By Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Daniel Liechty Jan 2020

Review Of Jesus And John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith And Fractured A Nation. By Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Daniel Liechty

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Review of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.


Review Of Social Movements: The Structure Of Collective Mobilization By Paul Almeida, Melanie Reyes Jan 2020

Review Of Social Movements: The Structure Of Collective Mobilization By Paul Almeida, Melanie Reyes

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Review of Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization by Paul Almeida, University of California Press (2019).


A Legal Analysis: The Transgender Bathroom Debate, Josselyn Sheer Jan 2020

A Legal Analysis: The Transgender Bathroom Debate, Josselyn Sheer

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This article examines the current legal battles over transgender bathroom, locker room, and employment rights. In the recent years, there has been a major uproar surrounding the rights of transgender individuals; concurrently, our country is witnessing a shift in the ways in which individuals understand their gender outside of the binary male and female classification. While the word transgender can serve as an “umbrella term encompassing a wide array of identifies,” transgender rights have steadily grown across numerous areas (Buck, 2016, p. 465). However, there have been contentious legal issues that have put transgender individuals rights in the spotlight.

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Review Of Elder Suicide: Durkheim’S Vision By Stephen M. Marson, Daniel Liechty Jan 2020

Review Of Elder Suicide: Durkheim’S Vision By Stephen M. Marson, Daniel Liechty

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Review of Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision by. Stephen M. Marson, NASW Press (2019),


Review Of The Age Of American Unreason In A Culture Of Lies By Susan Jacoby, Mark Olson Jan 2020

Review Of The Age Of American Unreason In A Culture Of Lies By Susan Jacoby, Mark Olson

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Review of The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies by Susan Jacoby, Vintage (2019).


Review Of Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson, Edward U. Murphy Jan 2020

Review Of Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson, Edward U. Murphy

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Flawed Assumptions Of Welfare Participation: A Comparative Analysis Of Ohio And North Carolina Counties, Kasey Ray Jan 2020

Flawed Assumptions Of Welfare Participation: A Comparative Analysis Of Ohio And North Carolina Counties, Kasey Ray

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Welfare participation has been a longstanding issue of public debate for 50 years but remains largely understudied in welfare literature. The purpose of this research is to challenge the flawed assumptions of welfare participation by examining the varying spatial inequalities that influence U.S. welfare participation rates among eligible poor. This comparative analysis uses spatial inequality theory to examine welfare-to-work participation rates in all North Carolina and Ohio counties. I find that Ohio county welfare-to-work participation rates are most affected by region, race and gender while North Carolina county rates are most affected by politics, industry and race.


Applying Transformative Organizing Theory To White Antiracist Organizing, Josal Diebold Jan 2020

Applying Transformative Organizing Theory To White Antiracist Organizing, Josal Diebold

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White antiracist organizing is a type of community organizing that works to build a movement that challenges the political, social, economic, and cultural manifestations of white supremacy, especially in white communities. In striving to harness strategic white antiracist organizing, an applicable theoretical lens is needed to guide both scholarship and practice. Transformative organizing theory, predicated on the need to organize and work for change on multiple levels at once, is particularly salient. This paper highlights how transformative organizing theory can anchor and cultivate white antiracist organizing through the application of key theoretical concepts, such as suffering and oppression; self-awareness and ...


Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vol. 47 No. 1 Jan 2020

Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vol. 47 No. 1

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Etiology Of Poverty: A Critical Evaluation Of Two Major Theories, Stephen W. Stoeffler, Rigaud Joseph Jan 2020

Etiology Of Poverty: A Critical Evaluation Of Two Major Theories, Stephen W. Stoeffler, Rigaud Joseph

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The purpose of this article is to appraise two competing frameworks related to poverty attribution: individualistic theories and structural theories. Using the Theory Evaluation Scale (TES)—an empirically validated nine-criterion measure—this paper scrutinizes the aforementioned theories for coherence, conceptual clarity, philosophical assumptions, connection with previous research, testability, empiricism, limitations, client context, and human agency. Results revealed that, at the scale level, both perspectives are of excellent quality. However, at the item-level, the structural perspective was found to be significantly stronger than the individual perspective. Therefore, the structural perspective is an epistemologically sounder framework for informing antipoverty interventions.


Staff Under New Market Rules: A Case Study Of A Group Home For People With Intellectual Disabilities In Sweden, Sven Trygged Jan 2020

Staff Under New Market Rules: A Case Study Of A Group Home For People With Intellectual Disabilities In Sweden, Sven Trygged

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The Swedish caring services have transformed from a public ­operated to a market inspired contract system. This pilot case study of a group home explores what the shifts of contractor entail for staff concerning work regulation, work content and job satisfaction, personal development, relationships with colleagues, and consequences for service users. Procurement documents were studied and interviews performed with four experienced staff members. Results show that manager turnover, administrative changes, and terms of employment contracts increased conflicts and staff vulnerability. Staff responses are discussed in terms of exit, voice and loyalty.


"We're Not The Enemy And We're Not Asking For The World": Low-Wage Hospital Service Workers' Advocacy For Fair Wages, Sandra Wexler, Rafael J. Engel, Tal Laufer, Elizabeth Steiner Jan 2020

"We're Not The Enemy And We're Not Asking For The World": Low-Wage Hospital Service Workers' Advocacy For Fair Wages, Sandra Wexler, Rafael J. Engel, Tal Laufer, Elizabeth Steiner

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A number of states and localities have increased the minimum wage beyond that set by the federal government in recognition of the material and health challenges faced by low-wage earners. Academics, economists, and activists have offered microeconomic, economic justice, and moral rationales to support increasing the minimum wage. These justifications can be understood from the vantage of claims-making, that is, the ways individuals and groups attempt to define and shape a social problem to influence policy. This paper examines the wage-related claims-making of low-wage hospital service workers. These workers (N=156) testified to a City Council-created Wage Review Committee, which ...


No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In America, By Ron Powers, Christopher Giesfield Jan 2020

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In America, By Ron Powers, Christopher Giesfield

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Ron Powers, No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. Hachette Book Group (2018), 384 pages, $16.99 (paperback).


System Of Structural Dependency In The Sudanese Refugee Women Of Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Jessica Gladden Jan 2020

System Of Structural Dependency In The Sudanese Refugee Women Of Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Jessica Gladden

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Many countries facing an influx of refugees have established refugee camps to provide temporary housing. Lacking a solution for the refugee crisis, these temporary facilities become long-term housing for many refugees. As a result, many refugees spend years or even decades in refugee camps. The refugees often are legally prohibited from obtaining employment. They must rely on aid from the United Nations and other organizations for their survival. This study considers some of the impacts of living in a refugee camp and surviving solely on humanitarian aid. In particular, this study examines the structural dependency observed in the Sudanese refugee ...


Social Workers Count: Numbers And Social Issues, By Michael Anthony Lewis, Renee Andersen Garbe Jan 2020

Social Workers Count: Numbers And Social Issues, By Michael Anthony Lewis, Renee Andersen Garbe

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Michael Anthony Lewis, Social Workers Count: Numbers and Social Issues. Oxford University Press (2018). 207 pages, $34.95 (paperback).


Critical Multiculturalism And Intersectionality In A Complex World, By Lacey M. Sloan, Mildred C. Joyner, Catherine J. Stakeman, And Cathryne L. Schmitz, María Aguilar-Amaya Jan 2020

Critical Multiculturalism And Intersectionality In A Complex World, By Lacey M. Sloan, Mildred C. Joyner, Catherine J. Stakeman, And Cathryne L. Schmitz, María Aguilar-Amaya

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Lacey M. Sloan, Mildred C. Joyner, Catherine J. Stakeman, and Cathryne L. Schmitz, Critical Multiculturalism and Intersectionality in a Complex World. Oxford University Press. (2018). 171 pages, $23.97 (paperback).


The Impossible Imperative: Navigating The Competing Principles Of Child Protection, By Jill Duerr Berrick, Kalah M. Villagrana Jan 2020

The Impossible Imperative: Navigating The Competing Principles Of Child Protection, By Jill Duerr Berrick, Kalah M. Villagrana

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Jill Duerr Berrick, The Impossible Imperative: Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection. Oxford University Press (2018), 244 pages, $36.95 (hardcover).


Rebuilding Lives Post-Disaster, By Julie L. Drolet, Lucas Prieto Jan 2020

Rebuilding Lives Post-Disaster, By Julie L. Drolet, Lucas Prieto

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Julie L. Drolet, Rebuilding Lives Post-Disaster. Oxford University Press (2019). 258 pages, $39.95 (Paperback).


Social Empathy: The Art Of Understanding Others, By Elizabeth A. Segal, Melanie Reyes Jan 2020

Social Empathy: The Art Of Understanding Others, By Elizabeth A. Segal, Melanie Reyes

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Elizabeth A. Segal, Social Empathy: The Art of Understanding Others. Columbia University Press (2018). 239 pages, $32.50 (hardcover).


Physical Activity In Two Low-Income Detroit Neighborhoods: Disentangling Human Agency From Social Structure, Daniel J. Rose Jan 2020

Physical Activity In Two Low-Income Detroit Neighborhoods: Disentangling Human Agency From Social Structure, Daniel J. Rose

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This article explores strategies developed by African American residents in response to barriers to physical activity in two low-income Detroit neighborhoods. Using 47 in-depth, qualitative interviews, a grounded theory approach allowed the analysis to be reframed around the ways in which structural factors conditioned, but did not determine the human agency of residents seeking physical activity. Interviews revealed numerous responses to structural barriers such as devising home routines, cognitive mapping to avoid perceived threats, and leaving the neighborhood to access resources. Differences in neighborhood contexts, along with unique individual concerns, showed that agency was neither a constant nor independent force ...


Structured Savings And Asset Ownership: The Role Of Rotating Savings And Credit Associations Among African Immigrants In The United States., Habiba Ibrahim Jan 2020

Structured Savings And Asset Ownership: The Role Of Rotating Savings And Credit Associations Among African Immigrants In The United States., Habiba Ibrahim

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Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) are commonly practiced in developing countries across the globe. The practice is also common among immigrants in developed economies. This study uses survey data collected from African immigrants in the United States to examine whether saving in ROSCAs is associated with asset ownership among the participants. The results found that after receiving the ROSCAs savings, asset ownership among participants increased. Home ownership increased by 13.6%, small businesses increased by 27.2% (including taxi and commercial trucks) and car ownership increased by almost 20%. In conclusion, ROSCA participation increased asset ownership.


Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vol. 47, No. 2 Jan 2020

Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare Vol. 47, No. 2

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