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  • Human Nature and Social Lifeby Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme; Kenneth Sillander

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The book explores how humans are distinct social beings whose relations nevertheless extend into nonhuman spheres in various ways. more...

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Developmentby Brian Hopkins; Elena Geangu; Sally Linkenauger

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 240.00

    Updated and expanded to 124 entries, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the authoritative reference in the field. more...

  • Creating Compassionate Foster Careby Janet Mann; Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks; Glen Cooper

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    "Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen."This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their... more...

  • Everyday Parenting with Security and Loveby Kim Golding; Dan Hughes; Alex Barrett

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 27.95

    Beginning Attachments offers parents and carers an introduction to caring for children who struggle to form emotional bonds. It provides an understanding of the challenges faced by these children and offers practical guidance on how to build and foster emotional connections. more...

  • Living Alone, Living Togetherby Peter King

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 46.00

    This book considers how a dwelling can protect and promote both our anxieties and our relationships. Both essays use a non-traditional literature to explore being alone and being with others, rather than relying on the social science literature, and offer a distinct and original contribution to the housing studies literature. more...

  • Sexual Selection in Homo sapiensby Menelaos Apostolou

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 134.31

    The present book aims to examine how sexual selection works in the human species. Almost all scholarly effort focuses on sexual selection in non-human species and extrapolates the findings to the human one. However, human mating has a unique pattern not found in any other species, namely parental influence over mate choice. Across preindustrial societies,... more...

  • Paarbeziehungen bei der Pensionierungby Michèle Métrailler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 37.62

    Michèle Métrailler geht der Frage nach, wie Lebenspartner beim Übergang in den Ruhestand ihre zukünftige Lebensgestaltung im Spannungsfeld zwischen individualistischen Ansprüchen und dem Bedürfnis nach Gemeinsamkeit aufeinander abstimmen. In einer vergleichenden Analyse der idealtypischen Vorstellungen der Pensionierung, welche innerhalb von Partnerschaften... more...

  • A Longitudinal Approach to Family Trajectories in Franceby Arnaud Régnier-Loilier

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.53

    Adopting a longitudinal approach, this book examines the dynamics of union and family formation in France and its effects on various aspects of life, such as employment, intergenerational transfers, etc. Drawing on data from a survey in which the same respondents were interviewed three times at three-year intervals, the book explores how demographic... more...

  • Rural Welfare in Chinaby Yi Pan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.53

    This comprehensive reference views China’s welfare system through a cultural-historical lens to integrate its complex story into the global study of welfare. Focusing on the mainland’s vast, mainly rural population and its long and complicated history, it analyzes rural welfare from the imperial dynasties, to the socialist planned economy under Mao... more...

  • Babiesby Anne Enright

    Random House 2017; US$ 5.63

    Babies: our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. Everyone, from parents... more...