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  • Taken: Part 2 of 3by Rosie Lewis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 2.46

    Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with neo-natal abstinence syndrome and a cleft palate. more...

  • Adoption at the Moviesby Addison Cooper; Rita L. Soronen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 17.95

    For the adoptive family that loves to watch movies, this is the ultimate collection exploring adoption. Perfect if your family struggles to talk about the difficult issues surrounding adoption, recommendations are accompanied by a discussion of the key themes. Adoption at the Movies will be a lifeline even for those who didn't know they needed one. more...

  • Fostering Mixed Race Childrenby Fiona Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.98

    The ?mixed race? classification is known to be a factor of disadvantage in children?s social care and this fastest growing population is more likely than any other ethnic group to experience care admission. How does knowledge of ?mixedness? underpin policy and practice? How, when and why is the classification ?mixed? a disadvantage? Through narrative... more...

  • Taken: Part 1 of 3by Rosie Lewis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 2.46

    Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate. more...

  • Family Continuity and Changeby Vida Cesnuityte; Detlev Lück; Eric D. Widmer

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.61

    This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding... more...

  • Lion: A Long Way Homeby Saroo Brierley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    Lion is the heartbreaking and inspiring original true story of the lost little boy who found his way home twenty-five years later and is now a major film starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old... more...

  • Families, Status and Dynastiesby Riitta Jallinoja

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.61

    This book takes a novel approach to family, exploring in detail how status is inherited and maintained within families; the process of upward social mobility; and how the roots of social decline start within families. The author also examines how rigidly status equivalence determines choice of spouse. Exceptionally extensive in its coverage, the... more...

  • Altern, Gesundheit, Partizipationby Meike Haefker; Knut Tielking

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 26.77

    In diesem Buch wird gezeigt, wie selbstbestimmtes Alter in einer ambulanten, ganzheitlichen Wohn- und Versorgungssituation möglich ist. Anhand eines Modellprojekts wird ein innovativer Ansatz dargestellt, der eine bedarfsgerechte Versorgung gewährleistet sowie den Anforderungen an Pflegeberufe gerecht wird. Die Autoren erläutern zudem theoretische... more...

  • Schwule im Alterby Heiko Gerlach; Christian Szillat

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 35.71

    Heiko Gerlach und Christian Szillat betrachten die soziale Lebensgestaltung älterer männerliebender Männer unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Diskriminierungs- und Akzeptanzerfahrung. Die Autoren ermitteln für die Studie auch die aktuelle und die bevorzugte spätere Wohnform der Studienteilnehmer im Alter. Im Ergebnis liefert die Arbeit erstmalig Kenntnisse... more...

  • Life Narratives and Youth Cultureby Kate Douglas; Anna Poletti

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 76.41

    This book considers the largely under-recognised contribution that young writers have made to life writing genres such as memoir, letter writing and diaries, as well as their innovative use of independent and social media. The authors argue that these contributions have been historically silenced, subsumed within other literary genres, culturally... more...