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  • Personal Coping: Theory, Research, and Applicationby Bruce Carpenter

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 132.00

    This volume presents current models of coping, describes the coping process, and relates that process to environmental factors, person variables, and desirable outcomes. Unlike most treatments of coping, which are organized around stress, this volume emphasizes features of the coping process that have broad relevance across many potential stressors.... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • Unquiet Livesby Joanne Bailey

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    A revisionary study of married life in eighteenth-century England. more...

  • Purpose & Power In Retirementby Harold Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Dr. Harold G. Koenig, with expertise in the fields of geriatrics, mental health, and religion, explains that the notion of retirement was in fact a marketing tool developed in the post-World War II period. Continuing today, society's image of retirement is based largely on myths, such as: things will get better when you retire—you'll... more...

  • Communication, Race, and Familyby Thomas J. Socha; Rhunette C. Diggs

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 43.95

    This groundbreaking volume explores how family communication influences the perennial and controversial topic of race. In assembling this collection, editors Thomas J. Socha and Rhunette C. Diggs argue that the hope for managing America's troubles with "race" lies not only with communicating about race at public meetings, in school, and in the media,... more...

  • Ideal Homes?by Tony Chapman; Jenny Hockey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95

    Ideal Homes? shows how both popular images and experiences of home life relate to the ability of society's members to produce and respond to social change. The book provides for the first time an analysis of the space of the home and the experiences of home life by writers from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, architecture, geography... more...