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  • The International Handbook on Agingby Erdman Palmore; Suzanne Kunkel; Frank Whittington

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    The United Nations World Assembly on Aging has made advancing health and well-being into old age a worldwide call for action. And this text at hand shows us what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call. Here, three of America's most esteemed experts on aging lead a global team of contributors - each an expert in his or her country -... more...

  • Unequal Ageingby Paul Cann; Malcolm Dean

    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...

  • Population Ageing and International Developmentby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    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...

  • Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoodsby Allison E. Smith

    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...

  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    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...

  • Dark Age Aheadby Jane Jacobs

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead , Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of... more...

  • Key Concepts in Childhood Studiesby Professor Allison James; Professor Adrian L James

    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...

  • The Quality of Life in Latin American Citiesby Eduardo Lora; Andrew Powell; Bernard M.S. van Praag

    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...

  • Living in Spanglishby Ed Morales

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • One Native Lifeby Richard Wagamese

    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...