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  • Midlife Mazeby Janis Clark Johnston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.99

    While no one wants to experience loss, there is tremendous learning to be had from grieving?whether from the loss of a job, loved one, a home, or one?s own hopes and dreams. This book views loss and change during midlife as ?fertilizer? for new dreams. Many stories of loss show how grieving can evolve into a period of new beginnings. more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Agingby Geoffrey Scarre

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 128.86

    This comprehensive handbook presents the major philosophical perspectives on the nature, prospects, problems and social context of age and aging in an era of dramatically increasing life-expectancy. Drawing on the latest research in gerontology, medicine and the social sciences, its twenty-seven chapters examine our intuitions and common sense beliefs... more...

  • Girls and Juvenile Justiceby Carla P. Davis

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.90

    This book offers an ethnographic study of the lives of girls in the juvenile justice system. Based on rich, narrative accounts, the girls at the center of the study are viewed as confronted with the power of simultaneous race, class, and gender hierarchies. Through this framework, we see how the girls navigate this challenge by seeking status in their... more...

  • The Last Marlinby Fred Waitzkin

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    The author of Searching for Bobby Fischer tackles his own childhood in this ?remarkably ambitious and satisfying memoir? ( The New York Times Book Review ). Fred Waitzkin depicted the joys and trials of parenthood with remarkable perception in Searching for Bobby Fischer , the inspiration for the beloved major motion picture. A New York Times... more...

  • Fatherhood, Adolescence and Gender in Chinese Familiesby Qiong Xu

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.90

    Little is known about the roles of fathers in non-western cultures. Given the changing socio-economic and political circumstances of China, Xu identifies the importance of investigating Chinese fathers, particularly in dual-earner families, as women?s participation in the labour market increases. This study of father-daughter relationships examines... more...

  • Getting Away With Murderby Duncan McNab

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 24.42

    From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many unsolved deaths and disappearances of young gay men are the crimes that continue to haunt him. Around 80 men died or disappeared in NSW from the late 70s to early 90s during an epidemic of gay-hate crimes. The... more...

  • Der Anspruch auf Elternteilzeit - de lege lata und de lege ferendaby Henriette Norda

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2017; US$ 17.83

    Die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf soll nach dem Wunsch des Gesetzgebers durch die Möglichkeit der Elternteilzeit verbessert werden. Die Elternteilzeit ist in § 15 IV ? VII BEEG geregelt. Diese Arbeit ist in drei Abschnitte untergliedert: Um Anregungen für eine Ausweitung des Anspruchs auf Elternteilzeit geben zu können, wird zunächst geklärt,... more...

  • Familienarbeit in der Alterssicherung nach europäischem Sozialrechtby Matthias Meißner

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2017; US$ 17.83

    Im Zuge der Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau, der eigenständigen sozialen Sicherung von Frauen und der Berücksichtigung des Wertes von Kindererziehung für den langfristigen Erhalt der umlagefinanzierten Rentenversicherung sahen seit den 1980er Jahren immer mehr Sozialsysteme Europas die Anerkennung von Kindererziehung in der Alterssicherung vor.... more...

  • Zusammenzug und familiales Zusammenleben von Stieffamilienby Christine Entleitner-Phleps

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 26.75

    Dieses Buch liefert neue Erkenntnisse zur Stieffamilienforschung in Deutschland in Bezug auf den Zusammenzug von Stiefeltern sowie in Bezug auf innerfamiliale Prozesse wie der Zusammenarbeit in der Erziehung, dem sogenannten Coparenting. Anhand der Daten des DJI-Surveys ?Aufwachsen in Deutschland: Alltagswelten? untersucht Christine Entleitner-Phleps... more...

  • Doing Good Parenthoodby Anna Sparrman; Allan Westerling; Judith Lind; Karen Ida Dannesboe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 45.64

    This edited collection shows that good parenthood is neither fixed nor stable. The contributors show how parenthood is equally done by men, women and children, in and through practices involving different normative guidelines. The book explores how normative layers of parenthood are constituted by notions such as good childhood, family ideals, national... more...