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  • Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversationby Marla C. Berkowitz; Judith A. Jonas

    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...

  • Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Mediaby Karin Eli; Stanley Ulijaszek

    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...

  • Coping with Crisisby Daniel R. Curtis

    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...

  • Aging in Rural Placesby Kristina Hash; Elaine Jurkowski; John Krout

    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...

  • Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homesby Gillian Bailey; Helen Sanderson

    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...

  • Movements in the Cityby Vincenzo Ruggiero

    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...

  • Billionairesby Darrell M. West

    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...

  • Sexuality and Globalizationby Laurent Bibard; Christopher Edwards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature." more...

  • Smallholders and the Non-Farm Transition in Latin Americaby Isabel Harbaugh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Smallholders and the Non-Farm Transition in Latin America explores the drivers of agricultural displacement in Latin America and argues that government support is essential to help small farmers gain the skills, financial capital, and opportunities needed to transition to a profitable alternative in the non-farm sector. more...

  • Women and the City, Women in the Cityby Nazan Maksudyan

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00

    An attempt to reveal, recover and reconsider the roles, positions, and actions of Ottoman women, this volume reconsiders the negotiations, alliances, and agency of women in asserting themselves in the public domain in late- and post-Ottoman cities. Drawing on diverse theoretical backgrounds and a variety of source materials, from court records to... more...