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Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures

by Schneider Klein Julie Thompson Carol Geary

With the increased support from funding agencies and in literature, an interdisciplinary culture is of growing significance. Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures provides an introduction to interdisciplinary change through pragmatic strategies. Sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this unique resource is the only book focused on creating and sustaining institutional support for interdisciplinary work. Since an interdisciplinary culture is of increasingly importance in higher education, this book gives administrators and faculty the tools they need to ensure their work is successful and sustainable.

Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness

by Peter Conrad Schneider Joseph W.

This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases-madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse-and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade-including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities-and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services. Author note: Peter Conrad is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. >P>Joseph W. Schneider is Professor of Sociology at Drake University.

Social Capital and Welfare Reform: Organizations, Congregations, and Communities

by Schneider Jo Anne

In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of welfare policy.

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