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- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know others, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already known through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
This book examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. Contributors reflect on the current context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. The volume provides the reader with a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary view... more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 29.95
This much-needed book analyses money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. It provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture... more...
- Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95
This original book analyses the links between development, population ageing and the experiences of older people, especially in developing countries where more than 80% of the increase in people aged over 60 will take place over the coming decades. more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95
This unique book addresses the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and offers a re-conceptualisation of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research and challenges the common view that ageing 'in place' is optimal, particularly within areas that present multiple... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.80
A sweeping rural saga through four generations of the Gordon family, from bestselling author Nicole Alexander, whose novels go right to the 'heart of Australian storytelling'. Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she's a natural but, as a woman, it's not her birthright. Even when... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99
This book explores a new method of monitoring the quality of urban life, combining objective and subjective information to assess quality of life by using the market price of housing and individuals life satisfaction in six Latin American cities: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Montevideo and San Jose. Housing prices show how the market... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.99
One Native Life is a look back down the road Richard Wagamese has traveled from childhood abuse to adult alcoholism in reclaiming his identity. It?s about what he has learned as a human being, a man, and an Ojibway in his 52 years on Earth. Whether he?s writing about playing baseball, running away with the circus, making bannock , or attending... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 24.95
How American is Miss America? For Susan Supernaw, a Muscogee (Creek) and Munsee Native American, the question wasnt just academic. Throughout a childhood clouded by poverty, alcoholism, and abuse, Supernaw sought escape in school and dance and the Native American Church. She became a presidential scholar, won a scholarship to college, and was... more...