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  • Cohabitation, Family & Societyby Tiziana Nazio

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the process of the diffusion of cohabitation in Europe and discusses its impact upon fundamental changes in family formation. It makes use of highly dynamic statistical modelling that takes into account both changes occurring along the life course (individuals? biographies) and across birth cohorts of individuals (generational... more...

  • Young Men and Masculinitiesby Victor J. Seidler

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    In this book Victor J Seidler, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about masculinities, turns his attention to the lives of young men and their understandings of themselves as gendered beings. By contextualizing their experiences and subjectivities within a rapidly globalizing world, Seidler pays particular attention to the impact... more...

  • Women on Their Ownby Rudolph M. Bell; Virginia Yans

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Despite some apparent likenesses, single men and single women are perceived in very different ways. Bachelors are rarely considered lonely, aberrant, or pitiable. Rather, they are seen as having elected to be “footloose and fancy free.” Single women, however, do not enjoy such an enviable reputation. Instead, over the past two centuries,... more...

  • How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bedby Theo Pauline Nestor

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00

    ?I feel like I?ve joined an enormous club, something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are weary with battle fatigue and sometimes even gripped by nostalgia for the good old, bad old days, but our numbers are large,? writes Theo Pauline Nestor in this wry, fiercely honest chronicle of life after divorce. Less than an hour after confronting her... more...

  • Ageing and the Public Serviceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    Government workforces are ageing even more rapidly than the rest of society. This raises specific challenges and opportunities. An ageing public service increases fiscal burdens while decreasing immediate capacities to deliver services. In the long run, however, it also offers a strategic opportunity to downsize the public sector workforce if necessary... more...

  • Facing the Fiftiesby Peter O'Connor

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    Understanding the experiences of being fiftysomething. more...

  • Sole Sistersby Deborah Mathis

    Agate Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    The news is not good for black women when it comes to finding a partner. Where not long ago there were roughly two married women to every single woman, those numbers have gradually reversed over the past few decades--now, more than 60 percent of black women have either never married or are divorced. These numbers are far greater than those of any other... more...

  • Voices and Visions of Agingby Thomas Cole

    Springer Publishing Company 1992; US$ 95.00

    A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research.... more...

  • Topics in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    The original essays and commentary in this volume?the third in a series reporting the results of the NBER Economics of Aging Program?address issues that are of particular importance to the well-being of individuals as they age and to a society at large that is composed increasingly of older persons. The contributors examine social security reform,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating For Teensby Susan Rabens

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 12.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You know how confusing dating can be. And whether you've got first-date jitters or first-kiss fears, you're just not sure how to deal.But dating doesn't have to be so difficult-all you need are a few tips on how to put your best self forward! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dating for Teens can show you how to: * Figure out... more...