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- transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00
Political and theoretical conflicts concerning body-related characteristics of difference such as disability and gender are usually waged separately from one another. Correlating these in order to do justice to the specificity, complexity, and interdependence of inequal social situations promises a mutual broadening of perspectives and a deepened understanding... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00
The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party... more...
- transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00
Behindertsein bedeutet immer auch Behindertwerden. Durch gesellschaftliche Kontrollen, Interventionen und Sanktionen wird der Status von behinderten Menschen als Abweichung von Normalität erzeugt und reproduziert. In Anlehnung an Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Axel Honneth und Emmanuel Lévinas entwickelt Hans-Uwe Rösner Überlegungen zu einer dekonstruktiven... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
This is the first book to consider both deaf and hearing perspectives on the dynamics of adult sibling relationships. Deaf and hearing authors Berkowitz and Jonas conducted individual open-ended interviews with 22 adult siblings, using ASL and spoken English, to access their intimate thoughts and experiences. A major feature is its analysis of how... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
How do the media represent obesity and eating disorders? How are these representations related to one another? And how do the news media select which scientific findings and policy decisions to report? Multi-disciplinary in approach, Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media presents critical new perspectives on media representations of obesity and eating... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95
All pre-industrial societies had to face certain challenges: earthquakes, plague, warfare, soil erosion and subsistence crises. However, while some settlements were stable over the long term, other settlements proved more vulnerable to crisis. This book has been stimulated by the hypotheses put forward by a recent disaster studies literature,... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00
Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on the problems facing rural elders and on the professional practices that serve this population. This text fills... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
Through clear practical examples, this book demonstrates how Individual Service Funds can dramatically improve the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, showing what works and what doesn't, how to deal with difficulties and setbacks and describing the person-centred planning tools needed to implement the approach. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
For 2nd and 3rd year courses in urban sociology, sociology of exclusion, social stratification, planning and cultural studies in departments of sociology and urban geography. This book provides an in depth examination of social movements and urban life in European cities today. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach, it covers traditional areas of... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00
Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and... more...