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  • Quality of Life in Old Ageby Heidrun Mollenkopf; Alan Walker

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. Quality of life is a holistic construct and assessed from many different perspectives and by many disciplines. Moreover, the concept of quality of life can be applied to practically... 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...

  • The Freemasons in Americaby H. P. Jeffers

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2007; US$ 12.00

    What Is Their Secret And What Are They Hiding?. Step inside the secret world of the Masons and discover:. How such pivotal American documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights reflect Masonic principles and influence. How Freemasons became the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization. If Freemasons rule the world--or... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Children, Politics and Communicationby Nigel Thomas

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children, politics and communication questions many of the conventional ways in which children are perceived. It is about how they communicate and engage, how they organise themselves and their lives, and how they deal with conflict in their relationships and the world around them. more...

  • Developing a School Finance System for K-12 Reform in Qatarby Cassandra M. Guarino

    RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95

    Reform-minded leaders of Qatar, who have embarked on a sweeping reform of their nation's education system, asked RAND to evaluate the education finance system that has been adopted and to offer suggestions for improvements. The authors analyze the system's evolution and resource allocation patterns between 2004 and 2006 and develop analytic... more...

  • The Making of an Elder Cultureby Theodore Roszak

    New Society Publishers 2009; US$ 18.95

    Forty years later, the "audacious generation" takes on the unfinished business of their countercultural youth. more...