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- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 12.95
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... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 39.00
A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies. Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues... 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99
Chicano. Cubano. Pachuco. Nuyorican. Puerto Rican. Boricua. Quisqueya. Tejano. To be Latino in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has meant to fierce identification with roots, with forbears, with the language, art and food your people came here with. America is a patchwork of Hispanic sensibilities-from Puerto Rican... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 20.90
Gogo Mama intimately profiles the lives of twelve very different African women. They include a genocide survivor from Rwanda; a pygmy who lives in a grass hut at the base of a volcano in the Congo; Zanzibar's most famous living diva; a former child soldier from Liberia; a grandmother fighting AIDS in South Africa; a freed slave from Ghana, who... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.95
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...
- Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Childhood faces humanity with its own deepest and most perplexing questions. An ethics that truly includes the world's childhoods would transcend pre-modern traditional communities and modern rational autonomy with a postmodern aim of growing responsib more...