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Karger, Howard Jacob 1948-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 8,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Academic theses  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV95, 361.973
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Most widely held works about Howard Jacob Karger
 
Most widely held works by Howard Jacob Karger
The politics of child abuse in America by Lela B Costin( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child abuse policy in the United States contains dangerous contradictions. A rapidly expanding child abuse industry, consisting of enterprising psychotherapists and attorneys, consumes enormous resources. At the same time, thousands of poor children are seriously injured or killed, many while being "protected" by public agencies. The growing interest in child abuse as a middle class problem has led to the frenzied pursuit of offenders, resulting in the sacrifice of innocent children and adults. The Politics of Child Abuse in America presents a compelling analysis of these problems, revealing the historical patterns that gave rise to them and presenting practical policy recommendations. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and professionals in social work, as well as for anyone concerned about the welfare of children in the United States
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy by Howard Jacob Karger( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drive through just about any low-income neighborhood and you're sure to see streets lined with pawnshops, check cashers, rent-to-own stores, payday and tax refund lenders, auto title pawns, and buy-here-pay-here used car lots. We're awash in "alternative financial services" directed at the poor and those with credit problems. Howard Karger describes this world as an economic Wild West, where just about any financial scheme that's not patently illegal is tolerated." "Taking a hard look at this fringe economy, Karger shows that what seem to be small, independent storefront operations are actually part of a fully formed, parallel economy dominated by a handful of well-financed corporations, subject to little or no oversight, with increasingly strong ties to mainstream financial institutions." "Filled with heartbreaking stories of real people trapped in perpetual debt, Shortchanged exposes the deceptive practices that allow these businesses to prey on people when they are most vulnerable. Karger reveals the many ways this industry has run amok, ruining countless people's lives, and shows that it's not just the poor but, more and more, maxed-out middle class consumers who fall prey to these devious schemes."--Jacket
American social welfare policy : a pluralist approach by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now featuring a full-color design, the best-selling text for policy analysis provides students with a comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues." "Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the impact of dramatic changes in social welfare policy, the Fifth Edition continues to focus on how the major sectors of social welfare policy-the voluntary, governmental, and corporate sectors-operate and co-exist (the "pluralist approach"), while also offering a clear, user-friendly framework for policy analysis. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Controversial issues in social policy by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social welfare policy : a structural approach by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A dream deferred : how social work education lost its way and what can be done by David Stoesz( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its inception in the late nineteenth century, social work has struggled to carry out the complex, sometimes contradictory, functions associated with reducing suffering, enhancing social order, and social reform. Since then, social programs like the implementation of welfare and the expansion of the service economy - which should have augured well for American social work - instead led to a continued loss of credibility with the public and within the academy." "A Dream Deferred chronicles this decline of social work, attributing it to the poor quality of professional education during the past half-century. The incongruity between social work's promise and its performance warrants a critical review of professional education. For the past half-century, the fortunes of social work have been controlled by the Council of Social Work Education. which oversees accreditation of the nation's schools of social work. Stoesz, Karger, and Carrilio argue that the lack of scholarship of the Board of Directors compromises this accreditation policy." "Similarly, the quality of professional literature suffers from the weak scholarship of editors and referees. The caliber of deans and directors of social work educational programs is low and graduate students are ill-prepared to commence studies in social work. Further complicating this debate, the substitution of ideology for academic rigor makes social work vulnerable to its critics." "The authors state that, since CSWE is unlikely to reform social work education, schools of social work should be free to obtain accreditation independently, and they propose criteria for independent accreditation. A Dream Deferred builds on the past, presents a bracing critique of the present, and proposes recommendations for a better future that cannot be ignored or dismissed."--Jacket
Reconstructing the American welfare state by David Stoesz( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work and community in a private world : getting out in public by Robert Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social workers and labor unions by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet and technology for the human services by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet and technology for the human services demystifies the Internet and related technology. It empowers human service professionals, with both beginning and advanced knowledge of the Internet, to take charge of the technology that will inevitably help to shape their work
The sentinels of order : a study of social control and the Minneapolis settlement house movement, 1915-1950 by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet and social welfare policy : a supplement to American social welfare policy : a pluralist approach by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social welfare policy and the Internet, 1999 update : a supplement to American social welfare policy : a pluralist approach by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social welfare policy : a pluralist approach : brief edition by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream Deferred by Howard Jacob Karger( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its inception in the late nineteenth century, social work has struggled to carry out the complex, sometimes contradictory, functions associated with reducing suffering, enhancing social order, and social reform. Since then, social programs like the implementation of welfare and the expansion of the service economy-which should have augured well for American social work-instead led to a continued loss of credibility with the public and within the academy. A Dream Deferred chronicles this decline of social work, attributing it to the poor quality of professional education during the past half-century. The incongruity between social work's promise and its performance warrants a critical review of professional education. For the past half-century, the fortunes of social work have been controlled by the Council of Social Work Education, which oversees accreditation of the nation's schools of social work. Stoesz, Karger, and Carrilio argue that the lack of scholarship of the Board of Directors compromises this accreditation policy. Similarly, the quality of professional literature suffers from the weak scholarship of editors and referees. The caliber of deans and directors of social work educational programs is low and graduate students are ill-prepared to commence studies in social work. Further complicating this debate, the substitution of ideology for academic rigor makes social work vulnerable to its critics. The authors state that, since CSWE is unlikely to reform social work education, schools of social work should be free to obtain accreditation independently, and they propose criteria for independent accreditation. A Dream Deferred builds on the past, presents a bracing critique of the present, and proposes recommendations for a better future that cannot be ignored or dismissed."--Provided by publisher
The sentinels of order : a case study of social control and the Minneapolis settlement house movement, 1897-1950 by Howard Jacob Karger( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reserve Mining case : corporate power in Minnesota by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unions by Howard Jacob Karger( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high price of freedom : the story of bail bonding in Minnesota by Howard Jacob Karger( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social welfare policy : a pluralist approach by Howard Jacob Karger( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This [book] provides [an] overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining such cutting-edge issues as technology and social welfare policy and the relationship between tax policy and social welfare policy.-Back cover. [The book] attempts to provide the information necessary for the reemergence of social work in social policy, nationally and internationally. In addition to discussing the basic concepts, policies, and programs that have typified the U.S. welfare state, [it also] includes separate chapters on the voluntary nonprofit sector and the for-profit corporate sector.-Pref
 
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The politics of child abuse in America
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Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economyAmerican social welfare policy : a pluralist approachControversial issues in social policyAmerican social welfare policy : a structural approachA dream deferred : how social work education lost its way and what can be doneReconstructing the American welfare stateSocial work and community in a private world : getting out in publicSocial workers and labor unions
Alternative Names
Howard Jacob Karger born 1948

Karger, Howard

Karger, Howard 1948-

Karger, Howard J.

Karger, Howard J. 1948-

Karger, Howard Jacob

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Languages
English (154)