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  • Childhoodby Chris Jenks

    Routledge 1996; US$ 174.00

    In this fascinating book Chris Jenks thoroughly examines the concept of childhood. He focuses on the way the image of the child is played out in society, looking specifically at its image through history and the reality of child abuse. more...

  • Young Children, Parents and Professionalsby Margaret Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    As early year education and very early child care increase, parents and professionals face many difficult questions. What are the effects of early education on children? Are parents fulfilling their roles? What should teachers' roles be? Seldom asked are more basic questions: What are the fundamental needs of young children? Or parents? Or professionals?... more...

  • Comparative Youth Cultureby Mike Brake

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Mike Brake suggests that subcultures develop in response to social problems which a group experiences collectively, and shows how individuals draw on collective identities to define themselves. more...

  • Male Femalingby Richard Ekins

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The glamour of transvestite fashion is the epitome of 90s style, but the significance of cross-dressing and sex-changing goes much deeper than the annals of fashion. Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to change sex... more...

  • Uncertain Masculinitiesby Mike O'Donnell; Sue Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    In this era of rapid and unsettling change, boys now more than ever face difficulties in establishing their self-image and status. In this original and challenging study Mike O'Donnell and Sue Sharpe explore how teenage boys from white, African-Caribbean and Asian backgrounds negotiate contemporary uncertainties to construct their gender identities.... more...

  • Young Europeans, Work and Familyby Julia Brannen; Susan Lewis; Anne Nilsen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various phases... more...

  • Contesting Childhoodby Michael Wyness

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Drawing on work from within the developing field of childhood studies, this text examines theoretical and policy driven understandings of the current position of children in society. Through an analysis of policy reforms and professional initiatives within educational child care and legal contexts, the author examines different, potentially competing... more...

  • Studying The Social Worlds Of Childrenby Frances Chaput Waksler

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Russia's Youth and its Cultureby Hilary Pilkington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Since the political whirlwinds of the mid-1980s and the fall of communism in 1991, Russia has undergone dramatic social change, much of which has escaped the attention of Western media. In her new book, Hilary Pilkington applies the methods of cultural studies research to the study of Russian youth. She does this by `deconstructing' the social discourses... more...

  • Life After Ninetyby Michael Bury; Anthea Holme

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In Life After Ninety Micheal Bury and Anthea Holme have surveyed and interviewed 200 individuals, living at home and in institutions, to examine old age stereotypes and present a unique picture of the health, quality of life, and social circumstances of the very old. Longevity and the factors which promote it are also discussed, and throughout the... more...