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- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Youth and identity politics figure prominently in this provocative study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. A deeply nuanced ethnography of historical consciousness, it challenges many cross-cultural investigations of youth, for its key actors are not adults but schoolchildren. Lesley Sharp refutes dominant assumptions that African children... more...
- 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...
- Touchstone 2005; US$ 13.00
This is my first relationship. What should I do? I don't know who to trust. Which guys can be trusted? My best friend and I like the same guy. Should we remain friends? Has everyone had sex except me? How long should I wait? No one defines your life but you. After publishing her first book, The Blueprint for My Girls, author Yasmin... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95
It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice?nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank?opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99
Fans of Sex and the City and Bridget Jones's Diary, and anyone who loves to date vicariously, will fall in love with Matchbook. In this irresistible read, America's hippest Matchmaker borrows from her real-life experiences to create an urban love story about searching for "The One." When people learn what Samantha Daniels does for a living,... more...
- 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...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008; US$ 151.95
Written by leading thinkers in the field, this text provides an in-depth analysis of the economic and policy issues associated with individual and population aging. The text has a strong policy focus based on demographic and economic analysis, making this book both accessible and challenging to readers with limited mathematical background. Written... more...