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- Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95
This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. Not only does the book offer a wealth of case studies and... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 59.90
This unique volume draws together a compelling collection of studies on the diverse and transformatory experiences of women as they encounter the forces of modernization altering the face of contemporary Borneo. The authors, all locally based scholars specializing in gender issues, shed much-needed light upon this hidden academic area. It presents... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 20.99
For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of the movement,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 174.00
This book fills a number of gaps in the 'community and crime' literature, makes important theoretical contributions, and is based on original research. Questions explored include: How do changes in the urban environment impact upon local (high crime) communities? How do changes in housing provision and consumption influence crime patterning? Can current... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 82.50
Southeast and East Asian countries are undergoing varying stages of population ageing. The social, economic and political implications of population ageing will be enormous, and because of the fast speed of ageing in the region, the countries cannot afford the luxury of time for the gradual evolution of social and structural support systems and networks... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 74.90
Social inequalities have grown during Vietnams transition to a market-based economy, even as average incomes have increased and the number of people living in poverty has lessened. Do widening social rifts - between rich and poor, urban and rural communities and along regional, gender and ethnic lines - have the potential to undermine... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 44.99
Qualitätsmanagement soll die Voraussetzungen dafür verbessern, dass Kindertageseinrichtungen ihre Qualität weiterentwickeln und sowohl die Jugendhilfeträger als auch die Eltern diese Qualität besser einschätzen können. Der Band gibt einen Überblick über in Deutschland gängige Qualitätskonzepte und verbindet dies mit einem 'Blick über den Tellerrand'... more...