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  • Making a Difference in Familiesby Robyn Munford; Jackie Sanders

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 40.90

    Explores the challenges of doing research with families and the key methods used. An essential resource for professionals and students in social work, welfare and anyone else who wants to use research to help facilitate change. more...

  • In Sync with Adolescenceby Anna-Karin Andershed

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    Examines the possible effects of adolescent preferences on problem behavior in different contexts. This volume presents a way of looking at morningness-eveningness in relation to adolescent development in general and on problem behavior in particular. It is a useful resource for clinical child and school psychologists, medical staff, and teachers. 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...

  • 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...

  • Ways of Agingby Jaber F. Gubrium; James A. Holstein

    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...

  • Facing the Fiftiesby Peter O'Connor

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    Understanding the experiences of being fiftysomething. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...