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  • 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...

  • Swedenby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 39.00

     In the face of rapid population ageing, there is a need to promote better employment opportunities for older people. Much has been said about the need for reform of old-age pensions and early-retirement schemes but this may not be sufficient to raise employment rates for older people signficantly or to reduce the future risk of labour shortages. more...

  • Theorizing the Sexual Child in Modernityby R. Danielle Egan; Gail Hawkes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This ground-breaking work provides the first history of ideas about the sexual child in modernity. Beginning with twenty-first century panics about sexualization, the authors address why the sexual child excites such powerful emotions in the Anglophone west. more...

  • They Call Me Naughty Lolaby David Rose

    Scribner 2006; US$ 12.99

    I've divorced better men than you. And worn more expensive shoes than these. So don't think placing this ad is the biggest comedown I've ever had to make. Sensitive F, 34. Employed in publishing? Me too. Stay the hell away. Man on the inside seeks woman on the outside who likes milling around hospitals guessing the illnesses of out-patients.... 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 Truth About Family Lifeby Mark J. Kittleson; Renee Despres; Lynne Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    The Truth About Family Life is a concise guide to the existence of family life in society, both past and present. In clear, straightforward language it provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds. Personal testimonies and Fact Or Fiction?... more...

  • The Truth About Violenceby Mark J. Kittleson; Karl Larson; William McCay

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    A clear A-to-Z guide to the facts and myths about violence, The Truth About Violence offers an authoritative guide to the many different aspects of this issue. Using personal testimonies, question-and-answer sections, and Fact Or Fiction? sidebars to give a balanced perspective of the topic, this interactive book encourages discussion among peers.... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    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... more...