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Life skills. Coping skills. Everyday living skills

  • Sex at the Marginsby Laura María Agustín

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the... more...

  • Unquiet Livesby Joanne Bailey

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

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

  • Personal Copingby BRUCE CARPENTER

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Ideal Homes?by Tony Chapman; Jenny Hockey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95

    Ideal Homes? provides a fascinating analysis which reveals how both popular images and experiences of home life can produce vital clues as to how society's members produce and respond to social change. more...

  • Families in Transitionby Professor Nickie Charles; Charlotte Davies; Chris Harris

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 41.95

    This book analyses the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century. 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...

  • Adolescent Copingby Erica Frydenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    This new edition of Adolescent Coping presents the latest research and applications in the field of coping. It outlines recent developments in theory and research, and highlights the ways in which coping can be measured. more...

  • Great Group Skitsby Lynn Grasberg; Gina Oldenburg

    Search Institute Press 2009; US$ 13.95

    Created by experts who teach improvisational theater, this resource for educators and youth workers provides new and creative role-playing exercises that tackle a wide range of topics. From small pieces for a few people to large-scale skits that involve an entire class, this guidebook helps educators engage with kids and helps them engage with each... 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...

  • 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...