Encyclopedia of Social Work
They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship , identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy.
Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over scholars across disciplines and area studies.
By mapping the grey zones, blurred boundaries, types of ambivalence and contexts of complexity, this book creates the first Global Map of Informality. The accompanying database is searchable by region, keyword or type of practice, so do explore what works, how, where and why! Please include your name, contact information, and the name of the title for which you would like more information.
For assistance with your order: Please email us at textsales sagepub. Overall, this is an excellent resource for academic and public libraries, either as a stand-alone reference resource on war or as a complement to existing historical-reference resources. At four volumes, this encyclopedia almost seems too small to be considered a resource on war itself.
However, a closer look reveals the density and diversity of the information retained in these four books The list of contributors, in the first volume, is reassuringly robust. It includes not just professors from world universities, but independent scholars, professors from military universities, and members of militaries from around the world.
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Download flyer Recommend to Library. Description Reviews Features Preview Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals.