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  • Generation Me - Revised and Updatedby Jean M. Twenge

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator... more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    The vast changes in family life--the rise of single, same-sex, and two-paycheck parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that... more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageingby Malcolm L. Johnson; Vern L. Bengtson; Peter G. Coleman; Thomas B. L. Kirkwood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 64.00

    A 2005 guide to the body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relating to age and ageing. more...

  • AGEING SOCIETIESby Sarah Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Demographic ageing is a reality - within 25 years half the population of Western Europe will be over 50, one quarter over 65, and the Less Developed Countries will contain one billion elderly people. Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. Ageing Societies explores three areas: ยง the growing necessity... 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...

  • Ageing in Societyby John Bond; Sheila Peace; Freya Dittmann-Kohli; Gerben Westerhof

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 67.00

    The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health... more...

  • Age Mattersby Toni M. Calasanti

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class... more...

  • Post-Fandom and the Millennial Bluesby Steve Redhead

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95

    Soccer fandom has traditionally been seen as an important part of adolescent, generally male, identity making. In Post-Fandom and the Millennial Blues , Steve Redhead shows how this tradition of youth culture of fandom has been eroded in the last years of the twentieth century by the more fleeting, style conscious allegiances inspired by television,... more...

  • Social Identities Across The Life Courseby Jenny Hockey; Dr Allison James

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 99.95

    This text brings together sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigour of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centred... more...

  • Flowers Are for Loveby Kathy Lamancusa

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 12.00

    ROMANCE BLOOMS THROUGH THE GIFT OF FLOWERS Whether you are looking for love, building a lasting relationship, or trying to reignite a romantic bond, flowers are powerful messengers of affection. In this wonderful follow-up to Flowers Are Forever, Kathy Lamancusa has collected beautiful true stories that illustrate the very important role flowers... more...