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  • Transitions in Contextby Clare Holdsworth; David H.J. Morgan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Povertyby Robyn Eversole; John-Andrew McNeish; Alberto D. Cimadamore

    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...

  • Working with Toxic Older Adultsby Gloria Davenport

    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...

  • Brokenby Lisa Jones

    Scribner 2009; US$ 9.29

    Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment and came home four years later with a new life. At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern Arapaho who seemed to transform everything around him. He gentled horses rather than breaking them by force. It was said that he could heal... more...

  • Social Evolution and Sociological Categories (Routledge Revivals)by Paul Q. Hirst

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1976, this book is concerned with the nature of classification in the social sciences. Its thesis is that classifications are dependent upon and are derived from theoretical explanations. Classification is not a theoretically neutral typification or ordering of social forms. This is because objects classified ? societies, social... more...

  • NeoVouchersby Kevin G. Welner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 74.99

    While school vouchers have captured the headlines, a different policy has captured the students. Tuition tax credit laws are now entrenched in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Iowa, and Georgia, and they affect far more students. Yet few people understand the nature of these policies or the political and legal issues surrounding them.... more...

  • Valuing Older Peopleby Ricca Edmondson; Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95

    How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach this book argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing. more...

  • Rural Homelessnessby Paul Cloke; Paul Milbourne; Rebekah Widdowfield

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    Rural homelessness explores the shifting policy context of homelessness and social exclusion in relation to rural areas in the UK and other countries in the developed world. Drawing on the first comprehensive survey of rural homelessness in the UK, the book positions these findings within a wider international context. more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • Social Alarms to Telecareby Malcolm J Fisk

    Policy Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    Healthcare, social welfare and housing policy agendas, while emphasising the importance of supporting the independent living of older people at home, have generally failed to take account of the actual or potential role played by social alarms and telecare. This book draws on research and practice throughout the developed world. It documents the emergence... more...