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  • Children and the Good Lifeby Sabine Andresen; Isabell Diehm; Uwe Sander; Holger Ziegler

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 158.99

    In 2009 an inspiring international conference was held at Bielefeld on the topic "Children and the Good Life." This book provides an overview on recent international results on research on children and childhood, education, well-being and capabilities. more...

  • The Atlas of American Societyby Alice C. Andrews; James Fonseca

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    Alice C. Andrews and James W. Fonseca, whose Atlas of American Higher Education was hailed for its unique approach to statistical information and whose research for this new Atlas has been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe, here provide a geographic window onto the most pressing social issues of our time. Too... more...

  • Die neuen Alten - Retter des Sozialen?by Kirsten Aner; Fred Karl; Leopold Rosenmayr

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 41.11

    Vor dem Hintergrund des demografischen Wandels und eines steigenden Reformdrucks auf den Wohlfahrtsstaat geraten in den letzen Jahren die so genannten 'Neuen Alten' als Retter des Sozialen in den Blick. Der Band thematisiert das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen dieser Programmatik, den Ressourcen und dem Eigensinn älterer Menschen aus multidisziplinärer... more...

  • Hispanic Families at Riskby Ronald J. Angel; Jacqueline L. Angel

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 164.44

    This work examines the profusion of Mexican-Americans in low wage or service sector jobs, which rarely come with health or retirement benefits. It deemphasizes cultural explanations for the economic disparities and focuses on practical, policy-based solutions. more...

  • Latinos in an Aging Worldby Ronald J. Angel; Jacqueline L. Angel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural... more...

  • Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Developmentby Roland V. Anglin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 83.95

    Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits — you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization as organizers move from trial and error to effective... more...

  • Beyond Political Correctnessby Christine Anton; Frank Pilipp

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 81.00

    The articles assembled in this book discuss important questions about German society and the very notion of what being German means in the age of globalization and the vanishing of nation-states in a continuously strengthening European Union; the question about what is German culture in a postmodern era; and how the past affects and shapes the present... more...

  • Outside Looking In: An African Perspective on American Pluralistic Societyby Kofi Apraku

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 64.00

    Mr. Apraku gives the reader an outsider's analysis of the good and bad elements that make up the U.S. The author, a Ghanian who has spent the last 18 years studying and teaching in the U.S., brings his personal experiences as an emigré to this examination of American capitalism and democracy. He looks at the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the... more...

  • Diversity in Africaby Kurt April; Marylou Shockley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00

    Africa's diversity is its greatest resource and challenge. In this book, leaders from business, government, academia and the voluntary sector discuss the implications of this diversity for leadership. Throughout, contributors relate organisational issues to the social, political and cultural contexts and focus on the role of effective leadership. more...

  • The Myth of Generational Conflictby Sara Arber; Claudine Attias-Donfut

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The ageing of Western societies has provoked extensive sociological debate, surrounding both the role of the state and whether it can afford the cost of an ageing population, and the role of the family, especially women, in supporting older people. In this important book, the authors examine how changes, such as cuts in welfare provision, migration,... more...