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- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 9.99
?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...
- 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99
In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet?s compound?and the... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95
Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. Offers detailed... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95
Marriage, Migration and Gender brings a gender-sensitive and comparative. perspective to bear on Asian peoples` migration experiences, both within and across. national borders. It seeks to examine how the institution of marriage may affect. or enable women`s and men`s migration, as well as the impact of migration, state. laws and immigration procedures... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00
Considering the examples of Australia and the Pacific Rim, Growth and Productivity in East Asia offers a contemporary explanation for national productivity that measures contributions not only from capital and labor, but also from economic activities and relevant changes in policy, education, and technology. Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose have... more...