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  • Mistress Ruby Ties It Togetherby Robin Shamburg

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Equal parts memoir, how-to and social satire, Mistress Ruby Ties it Together is a guided tour through New York's S underworld, where the author worked as a professional dominatrix to subsidize her writing career.  As Mistress Ruby, this former Catholic school girl took confessions from some of the country's most powerful men.  Within the sanctity... more...

  • Kids and Media in Americaby Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr; Victoria J. Rideout; Mollyanne Brodie

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    This 2003 book was the first comprehensive national sample study of US young people's media use. more...

  • A Noble Bet in Early Care and Educationby Brian P. Gill; Jacob W. Dembosky; Joanthan P. Caulkins

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), launched in Pittsburgh in 1996 to provide high-quality early care and education services to at-risk children, failed to achieve its goals. This report summarizes ECI's organizational history and analyses and explains its critical weaknesses. more...

  • In Our Backyardby Anne R. Pebley; Mary E. Vaiana

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Focused on the subtle interaction between children's well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up, this title consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood, all of which are thought to be important for children. more...

  • Understanding Childrenby Jeannette Harrison

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 34.95

    Understanding Children: Foundations for quality is a thorough revision of this highly regarded and user-friendly text book. It offers students and early childhood professionals a practical framework on which to develop quality social interactions and environments. It is known that infants and young children are more likely to be secure and develop positive... more...

  • Rational Herdsby Christophe P. Chamley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00

    This 2004 book was the first in the exciting field of social learning. more...

  • Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needsby Judy Winter

    Wiley 2006; US$ 15.95

    Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs to reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve... more...

  • Studies in Modern Childhoodby Professor Jens Qvortrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 140.00

    In this timely study, high profile researchers contribute to the burgeoning field of the social studies of childhood with original and often surprising perspectives and approaches. They demonstrate that far from being esoteric or negligible, childhood is part and parcel of the social fabric in both poor and affluent countries. With chapters on children's... more...

  • The Good Sonby Michael Gurian

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 15.95

    Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys... more...

  • Boyhood in Americaby Priscilla Ferguson Clement; Jacqueline S. Reinier

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    This work focuses on the life and history of American boyhood through the centuries. The book covers education, ethnicity, sports, work, religion, health issues, and more. Expert contributors offer perspectives from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies and sociology. more...