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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    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. ... 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...

  • Facing the Fiftiesby Peter O'Connor

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    Understanding the experiences of being fiftysomething. more...

  • Lost Boyby Brent W. Jeffs; Maia Szalavitz

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.99

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  • 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...

  • 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...