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  • Retirementby Gary A. Adams; Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 95.00

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...

  • Social Structures, Aging, and Self-Regulation in the Elderlyby K. Warner Schaie; Laura Carstensen

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 70.00

    This collection considers ways in which societal contexts influence aging by influencing self-regulatory processes. No one doubts that the social contexts in which individuals develop exert strong influence on life trajectories. Those born into environments that provide high quality education, supportive social relations, and economic assets do better... more...

  • Sexual Metamorphosisby Jonathan Ames

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. ? Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became... more...

  • Women's Rights?by Masae Kato

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book analyses the debates between handicapped people's movement and women's movement in Japan about the issue of selective abortion focusing on the concept of 'right'. more...

  • Cultural Gerontologyby Lars Andersson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 140.00

    The concept of culture has gained considerable attention within the humanities and social sciences in general, and this is certainly true in the field of gerontology. The new perspectives thus gained widen the scope of gerontology. In this study, chapter authors examine the growth of gerontology as a discipline, the phenomenon of ageism as a socio-cultural... more...

  • Interventionist Research - The Puberty Yearsby Hanno Roberts

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    This e-book provides examples of a varied set of interventionist research situations, including the selection of typical intervention methods and how knowledge contributions were extracted. The intention with this e-book is to concentrate our interest on a member of the action research family – intervention research – that can increase the... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Unbending Genderby Joan Williams

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 19.99

    In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds--young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't addressed the issues that dominate their daily lives--she outlines a new vision of feminism that... more...

  • Skeletons in the Closetby Aysan Sev?er; Jan E. Trost

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Family conflict has traditionally been studied by researchers who are at a safe intellectual distance from the families under their study. In Skeletons in the Closet , and in line with feminist research methodologies, the hierarchical distance between researcher and subject is broken down. All of the contributors to this volume are academics, and... more...

  • Augusta, Goneby Martha Tod Dudman

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 23.00

    "I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me." Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first... more...