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  • Lost Boyby Brent W. Jeffs; Maia Szalavitz

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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 PhD Robert Kastenbaum; PhD Thomas R. Cole; PhD W. Andrew Achenbaum; PhD Patricia L. Jakobi

    Springer Publishing Company 1992; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • Marriage, Migration and Genderby Rajni Palriwala; Patricia Uberoi

    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...

  • Retirementby PhD Gary A. Adams; PhD Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 114.99

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...

  • Social Structures, Aging, and Self-Regulation in the Elderlyby PhD K. Warner Schaie; PhD Laura L. Carstensen

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 89.99

    This collection considers ways in which societal contexts influence aging by influencing self-regulatory processes. No one doubts that the social contexts in which individuals develop exert strong influence on life trajectories. Those born into environments that provide high quality education, supportive social relations, and economic assets do better... more...

  • Women's Rights?by Masae Kato

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book analyses the debates between handicapped people's movement and women's movement in Japan about the issue of selective abortion focusing on the concept of 'right'. more...

  • Sexual Metamorphosisby Jonathan Ames

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. ? Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became... more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    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 make it difficult... more...