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- Weaver Press 2007; US$ 33.95
In the context of AIDS and a declining economy, one strategy for children to ensure their own livelihood is to engage in domestic employment. Here, Michael Bourdillon presents the findings of research based on interviews and discussions with child domestic workers in Zimbabwe. It looks at the circumstances that pushed them into employment, the hardships... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
A general expectation has developed that China's middle class will generate not only social but also political change. This expectation often overlooks the reality that there is no single Chinese middle class with a common identity or will to action. This timely volume examines the behaviour and identity of the different elements of China's... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00
This newest edition of a core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters to further enrich the "gerontological imagination," and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Academically rigorous yet clear and accessible, the text provides the most current findings from leading gerontological researchers and practitioners.... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95
The sexualization of girls has captured the attention of the media, advocacy groups and politicians in recent years. This prolific discourse sets alarm bells ringing: sexualization is said to lead to depression, promiscuity and compassion deficit disorder, and rob young girls of their childhood. However, measuring such claims against a wide range... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little about builders, their cultures, the organization... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 28.98
A rare, personal insight into the traditional teachings of an elder of the Yuin people (South Coast, NSW). 'Uncle' Max, as he is widely known, has been sharing his cultural knowledge for over 30 years - in that time taking more than 6000 people from all walks of life onto country and explaining Aboriginal ways. This book's content is drawn from extensive... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 60.00
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF NEW URBANISM--FULLY REVISED. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest environmental, economic, and social implications of urban... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95
George Catlin was an American painter and writer. In 1823 he gave up his law practice to pursue his self-taught art, painting portraits in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York. After meeting a tribal delegation of Native Americans from the Far West he became eager to preserve the vanishing tribes and customs of the Native Americans... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95
In this substantially revised and enlarged second edition of a classic text that has been used throughout the world in numerous translations, Tom Bottomore reconsiders Úlite theory in the light of more recent studies. He examines the role and significance of Úlites in relation to classes and class structure in both advanced industrial and developing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities... more...