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- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95
The social role of intellectuals was a pervasive motif in Weber's thought, particularly in his works on religion and politics. Comprehensively examining and extending Weber's work on the subject, this study provides a new perspective on the intelligentsia and its role in society. more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 97.95
Aage Sorensen was an influential intellectual presence who was one of the world's leading authorities on social stratification and the sociology of education. His research sought to understand the structures, dynamics and mechanisms that underlie inequalities in industrial societies by focusing on how individuals' attainments are shaped by characteristics... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 151.00
This introductory textbook brings together key themes in the area of childhood studies to provide an introduction to students and practitioners working in this field. Written by experts from across a range of disciplines, each chapter offers a broad-based and accessible insight into childhood and analyzes new ways of researching and theorizing about... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 221.00
This book addresses important aspects of youth transitions, by considering cross-cultural differences in leaving home experiences and the inter-relationships between transitions to adulthood, the achievement of independence and leaving home. The book┐s key features are:. a) Placing the processes of leaving the parental home in a wider perspective,... more...
- Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95
This book brings together two key concerns in development policy - the urgent need for poverty reduction and the situation of indigenous peoples in both developing and industrialized countries. It analyses patterns of indigenous disadvantage worldwide and explores some difficult questions, including the right balance between autonomy and participation,... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99
The stunning, never-before-told story of Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, international president of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. When Ruben "Doc" Cavazos changes his clothes at daybreak, he is no longer a CAT scan technician at the University of Southern California Medical Center. He becomes the man knownand, in a few special cases,... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 149.99
This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. Quality of life is a holistic construct and assessed from many different perspectives and by many disciplines. Moreover, the concept of quality of life can be applied to practically... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
They called it progress. But for the people whose homes and districts were bulldozed, the urban renewal projects that swept America starting in 1949 were nothing short of assault. Vibrant city blocks?places rich in history?were reduced to garbage-strewn vacant lots. When a neighborhood is destroyed its inhabitants suffer ?root shock?: a traumatic stress... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 45.00
Experienced caregivers will immediately recognize Gloria Davenport's descriptions of the "toxic" personality: elders who persistently poison their own care environment with noncompliant and psychologically abusive behavior. Toxic older adults are often hazardous cases for gerontology professionals: they can destroy care relationships,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95
Charter schools now exist in 40 states, but the best charter-school studies to date have focused on individual states. This book examines charter schools in eight states with varied policy contexts. It assesses the characteristics of charter schools students, their effectiveness in raising student achievement and promoting graduation and college... more...