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  • The Erosion of Childhoodby Lionel Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Children and the Changing Familyby An-Magritt Jensen; Lorna McKee

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    This timely and thought-provoking book explores how social and family change are colouring the experience of childhood. The book is centred around three major changes: parental employment, family composition and ideology. The authors demonstrate how children's families are transformed in accordance with societal changes in demographic and economic... 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...

  • Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kidsby Murray Milner Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this timely and insightful book, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. Drawing upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, he argues that consumer culture has greatly impacted the way our youth relate to one... more...

  • Marriage, Domestic Life and Social Changeby David Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Marriage, Domestic Life and Social Change brings together leading writers on marriage and the family in a tribute to the life and work of Jacqueline Burgoyne, a major figure in family studies. more...