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  • The Social Context of Ageingby Christina Victor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    This comprehensive text focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing. It includes key chapters on: theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing demographic context of the 'ageing' population health... more...

  • Youth Mediaby Bill Osgerby

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Part of the successful  Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications series which provides concise introductions to key areas in contemporary communications,  Bill Osgerby's innovative Youth Media traces the development of contemporary youth culture and its relationship with the media. From the days of diners, drive-ins and jukeboxes, to... more...

  • The Future of Childhoodby Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources... more...

  • Ageing and Placeby Gavin J. Andrews; David R. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    During recent years, an increasing amount of academic research has focused on older people with a particular emphasis on settings, places and spaces. This book provides a comprehensive review of research and the policy area of 'ageing and place'. An insightful book on an important topic, Andrews and Phillips have together edited a valuable information... more...

  • Fertility, Family Planning and Population Policy in Chinaby Chiung-Fang Chang; Che-Fu Lee; Sherry L. McKibben; Dudley L. Poston; Carol S. Walther

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    China's one-child population policy, first initiated in 1979, has had an enormous effect on the country?s development. By reducing its fertility in the past two decades to less than two children per woman, and developing a family planning program focused heavily on sterilization and abortion, China has undergone a significant transition in status... more...

  • Dying to be Menby Gary Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    One of the first comparative reflections of its kind, this book examines the challenges that young men face when trying to grow up in societies where violence is the norm. Barker, who has worked directly with low-income youth and witnessed first hand the violence he describes, provides a compelling account of the young men's struggles. He discusses... more...

  • Mistress Ruby Ties It Togetherby Robin Shamburg

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Equal parts memoir, how-to and social satire, Mistress Ruby Ties it Together is a guided tour through New York's S underworld, where the author worked as a professional dominatrix to subsidize her writing career.  As Mistress Ruby, this former Catholic school girl took confessions from some of the country's most powerful men.  Within the sanctity... more...

  • Youth in Citiesby Marta Tienda; William Julius Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00

    This book presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful. more...

  • Kids and Media in Americaby Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr; Victoria J. Rideout; Mollyanne Brodie

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 book was the first comprehensive national sample study of US young people's media use. more...

  • The World's Youthby B. Bradford Brown; Reed W. Larson; T. S. Saraswathi

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    This 2002 book provides descriptions of adolescence in eight very different regions of the world. more...