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  • Vanguard or Vandalsby Jon Abbink; Ineke van Kessel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 46.00

    This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone or Congo, but, more generally, that of the problematic... more...

  • Retirementby PhD Gary A. Adams; PhD Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • The Wellborn Scienceby Mark B. Adams

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 239.99 US$ 206.39

    The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans. They examine the scientific components of those programs and discuss the involvement... more...

  • Framing the Brideby Bonnie Adrian

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan,... more...

  • Women In Later Lifeby Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population. This book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively. more...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 109.16

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers... more...

  • Human Development in Adulthoodby Lewis R. Aiken

    Springer US 2006; US$ 141.52

    Human Development in Adulthood is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of adult development in a number of areas both personal and societal, from mental and physical health, to economic and social conditions. Variables including race, gender, economic status, and political and religious affiliation are considered in the discussion of... more...

  • The Geographies of Young Peopleby Stuart C Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    The Geographies of Young People traces the changing scientific and societal notions of what it is to be a young person, and argues that there is a need to rethink how we view childhood spaces, child development and the politics of growing up. This book brings coherency to the growing field of children's geographies by arguing that although most of... more...

  • Young Children's Rightsby Priscilla Alderson; Mary John; Rob Gayton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 32.95

    This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more...

  • Feminism and Motherhood in Western Europe, 1890-1970by Ann Taylor Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00

    According to Allen, motherhood and citizenship are terms that are closely linked and have been redefined over the past century due to changes in women's status, feminist movements, and political developments. Mother-child relationships were greatly affected by political decisions during the early 1900s, and the maternal role has been transformed over... more...