Jim Wild Publications


Working with Men for Change

Routledge (2002)

This is a work that reflects the growing interest in issues relating to men and masculinities. This diverse collection by a team of contributors analyzes the composition and representation of masculine identities. Combining research with theory and strategies for activism, the work promotes practical ways of working with men to achieve change. Intentionally designed as a handbook, it provides effective and practical information for professionals in social welfare settings, trainers and activists in the community, as well as individual men who have their own personal agenda for change.


The Value Base of Social Work and Social Care

Open University Press (2008)

This book takes careful steps to ensure that readers really do engage with its eleven main themes . . . all the contributors bring high levels of experience and expertise to their chapters, together with important international perspectives. Barnard sets the scene in an opening chapter, exploring the historical context of values, ethics and professionalization. Written in a clear accessible style, it provides one of the best succinct overviews that can be recommended to any student or practitioner beginning their study of this key theme . . . This handbook deserves a wide readership and, if used sensitively, will play an important role in developing good values-based practice in social work and social care.


Exploiting Childhood

Jessica Kingsley Publications (2013)

The protection of children today is as challenging as ever, as changes in society and the way we live our lives lead to new forms of exploitation and abuse. This book scrutinises emerging threats to the well-being of children, gathering together incisive critiques from leading experts from a range of disciplines, including Susie Orbach on the commercial exploitation of children's bodies, Oliver James on the impact of hyper commercialism, Gail Dines on the insidious effects of pornography and Charlie Powell on the crisis of young people's dietary health. It examines how these challenges affect the development of children and considers the implications for those working in child protection. The book concludes by describing a series of creative initiatives designed to help children and young people to flourish. Hard-hitting and relevant, this book should be required reading for child protection workers and anyone concerned with child welfare.