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  • Rice Plusby Susan Hagood Lee

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 70.00

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood... more...

  • Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Careby Suzanne R. Kunkel; Valerie Wellin

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 55.00

    There is no other book that provides a comprehensive look at the research, practice, and ideological aspects of consumer voice and choice in long term care. Opportunity for consumers to provide input about their services within the traditional system is a defining element of consumer voice. Hearing from consumers about the quality of, and their satisfaction... more...

  • We Don't Play with Guns Hereby Penny Holland

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners. The author challenges the key rationale for linking aggressive play themes to violent behaviour. She examines play where children... more...

  • Growing Olderby Catherine Hennessy Hagan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 49.00

    Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves. more...

  • Growing Older in Europeby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 51.00

    Provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. This book covers important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration. more...

  • Understanding Quality of Life in Old Ageby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    What constitutes quality of life for older people? How can quality of life be measured? How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from Growing Older research programme and presents them in a thematic format. It discusses topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and more. more...

  • Idolising Childrenby Daniel Donahoo

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes and toys, this title says it's time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood. It asks us to respect children and allow them to experience childhood with all its ups and downs. more...

  • Understanding Youth In Late Modernityby Alan France

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    Embeds our understanding of youth question within a historical context. This book shows how ideas of past political action, in conjunction with diverse paradigms of social science disciplines, have shaped modern conceptions of youth question. It shows how youth question in late modernity is being shaped. more...

  • Social Roles and Social Participationby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...

  • Health, Program Evaluation, and Demographyby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...