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  • Mobile Communication and the Familyby Sun Sun Lim

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume captures the domestication of mobile communication technologies by families in Asia, and its implications for family interactions and relationships. It showcases research on families across a spectrum of socio-economic profiles, from both rural and urban areas, offering insights on children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. While mobile... more...

  • Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheitby Matthias Richter; Klaus Hurrelmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieser Band bietet erstmals einen systematischen Überblick über die zentralen theoretischen Debatten und empirischen Grundlagen der Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit. Führende Expertinnen und Experten geben einen detaillierten Einblick in die relevanten Inhalte und aktuellen Entwicklungen der Disziplin, zum Beispiel die sozialen Determinanten... more...

  • Lebensqualität im Alterby Sandra Verena Müller; Claudia Gärtner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    Der demographische Wandel betrifft nicht nur die Allgemeinbevölkerung, sondern ebenso Menschen mit Einschränkungen in der Teilhabe. Vor diesem Hintergrund ergeben sich Herausforderungen, wie z. B. autonomes Handeln im hohen Alter sichergestellt oder die Lebensqualität von auch zunehmend älter werdenden Randgruppen wie Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung... more...

  • The Social Structure of Modern Britainby E. A. Johns

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    The Social Structure of Modern Britain, Third Edition is a comprehensive account of the social structure of modern Britain. Aspects of social structure are examined from a historical and comparative perspective. The book includes statistical information, not only on the more obvious areas like births, deaths, and immigration, but also on such lesser... more...

  • Advances in Happiness Researchby Toshiaki Tachibanaki

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 129.00

    This edited volume makes a contribution to the literature on happiness research by compiling studies based on cross-national research and from diverse academic disciplines. The book is distinctive in that it contains both theoretical and empirical analyses, investigating relationship between causes of happiness and economic behavior relating to employment,... more...

  • Family Beyond Household and Kinby Catherine Bonvalet; Éva Lelièvre

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book analyzes the family and residential trajectories of men and women across the twentieth century, which are placed in a long-term generational perspective and in the historical context where they played out. It brings together a set of studies based on data from the Biographies et Entourage (Life Event Histories and Entourage) survey conducted... more...

  • Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin Americaby Eduardo Moncada

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book analyzes and explains the ways in which major developing world cities respond to the challenge of urban violence. The study shows how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between urban political economies and patterns of armed territorial control. It introduces business as a pivotal... more...

  • Persistent Work-related Technology Use, Recovery and Well-being Processesby Lenka Duranová; Sandra Ohly

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    Theaim of this work is to provide insight into the process of employee recoveryand well-being in regard to work-related ICT use during after-hours. Therefore,we discuss (1) theories that help us to understand the determinants andoutcomes of this behavior, (2) our core concepts recovery and well-being, and(3) previous empirical findings on ICT use... more...

  • Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracyby Barrington Moore

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now.  -New York Times Book Review more...

  • Ecology and Changeby C. Gregory Knight

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Ecology and Change: Rural Modernization in an African Community focuses on the geographical study of agricultural practices and agricultural change on the society of the Nhiha of Mbozi Area in southwestern Tanzania, East Africa. The book presents the people; the models of the environment; traditional and evolved agricultural systems operating within... more...