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Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New): Richard A.... Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New)
Richard A. Meckel
R3,076 Discovery Miles 30 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classrooms and Clinics is the first book-length assessment of the development of public school health policies from the late nineteenth century through the early years of the Great Depression. Richard A. Meckel examines the efforts of early twentieth-century child health care advocates and reformers to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children in the primary grades. Their goal, Meckel shows, was to improve the children's health and thereby improve their academic performance. Meckel situates these efforts within a larger late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public discourse relating schools and schooling, especially in cities and towns, to child health. He describes and explains how that discourse and the school hygiene movement it inspired served as critical sites for the constructive negotiation of the nature and extent of the public school's-and by extension the state's-responsibility for protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of the children for whom it was providing a compulsory education. Tracing the evolution of that negotiation through four overlapping stages, Meckel shows how, why, and by whom the health of schoolchildren was discursively constructed as a sociomedical problem and charts and explains the changes that construction underwent over time. He also connects the changes in problem construction to the design and implementation of various interventions and services and evaluates how that design and implementation were affected by the response of the civic, parental, professional, educational, public health, and social welfare groups that considered themselves stakeholders and took part in the discourse. And, most significantly, he examines the responses called forth by the question at the heart of the negotiations: what services are necessitated by the state's and school's taking responsibility for protecting and promoting the health and physical and mental development of schoolchildren. He concludes that the negotiations resulted both in the partial medicalization of American primary education and in the articulation and adoption of a school health policy that accepted the school's responsibility for protecting and promoting the health of its students while largely limiting the services called for to the preventive and educational.

Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Paperback, New): Richard A.... Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Paperback, New)
Richard A. Meckel
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classrooms and Clinics is the first book-length assessment of the development of public school health policies from the late nineteenth century through the early years of the Great Depression. Richard A. Meckel examines the efforts of early twentieth-century child health care advocates and reformers to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children in the primary grades. Their goal, Meckel shows, was to improve the children's health and thereby improve their academic performance. Meckel situates these efforts within a larger late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public discourse relating schools and schooling, especially in cities and towns, to child health. He describes and explains how that discourse and the school hygiene movement it inspired served as critical sites for the constructive negotiation of the nature and extent of the public school's-and by extension the state's-responsibility for protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of the children for whom it was providing a compulsory education. Tracing the evolution of that negotiation through four overlapping stages, Meckel shows how, why, and by whom the health of schoolchildren was discursively constructed as a sociomedical problem and charts and explains the changes that construction underwent over time. He also connects the changes in problem construction to the design and implementation of various interventions and services and evaluates how that design and implementation were affected by the response of the civic, parental, professional, educational, public health, and social welfare groups that considered themselves stakeholders and took part in the discourse. And, most significantly, he examines the responses called forth by the question at the heart of the negotiations: what services are necessitated by the state's and school's taking responsibility for protecting and promoting the health and physical and mental development of schoolchildren. He concludes that the negotiations resulted both in the partial medicalization of American primary education and in the articulation and adoption of a school health policy that accepted the school's responsibility for protecting and promoting the health of its students while largely limiting the services called for to the preventive and educational.

It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed): Hillary Rodham Clinton It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed)
Hillary Rodham Clinton
R256 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R85 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.

The Changing Mind - A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Paperback): Daniel Levitin The Changing Mind - A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Paperback)
Daniel Levitin 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with deterioration. Yet, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age and our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older?

More of us are living into our eighties than ever before. In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to challenge common and flawed beliefs, including assumptions around memory loss and the focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'.

Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood. Distilling the findings from over 4000 papers, he explains the importance of personality traits, lifestyle, memory and community on ageing, offering actionable tips that we can all start now, at any age.

Featuring compelling insights from individuals who have thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book offers realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life. This is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously.

Of a Certain Age (Paperback, New edition): Naim Attallah Of a Certain Age (Paperback, New edition)
Naim Attallah
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
OK Boomer - A Survival Guide for the Misunderstood Millennial (Hardcover): Summersdale Publishers OK Boomer - A Survival Guide for the Misunderstood Millennial (Hardcover)
Summersdale Publishers
R259 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R48 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Everyday life is a battle that must be fought against the boomers, and OK Boomer is the ultimate comeback! This is the lethal weapon we millennial and Gen Zs have been waiting for. It's the verbal eye-roll we need for the out-of-touch generation who just don't appreciate avocado and rose. This amusing little book will advise you when "OK Boomer" can best be deployed, along with tips on recognizing the boomer and understanding their outdated sayings.

Intergenerational Relationships - Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures (Paperback): Sally M Newman, Elizabeth... Intergenerational Relationships - Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures (Paperback)
Sally M Newman, Elizabeth Larkin, Dov Friedlander, Richard Goff
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understand how multigenerational family relationships can benefit all generations! Intergenerational Relationships: Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures focuses on how family and community relationships are affected by pressing social problems. Respected international authorities reveal how cultures from Africa, Asia, the US, and Europe value connections among people of different ages and how these relationships are used to address crucial social problems. Insightful research bridges multiple disciplines to provide a unique perspective demonstrating the benefits of intergenerational relationships. Intergenerational Relationships: Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures presents a variety of approaches to social and intergenerational issues from international authors. The book discusses issues in two intergenerational categories: relationships in families and relationships in communities. The diverse range of content presents an enlightened view of the transformation of societies by modern technologies and illustrates the importance of maintaining a firm cultural identity through the relationships of different age groups. The view that the interdependence of multiple generations and society's common goals are inseparable is discussed in papers that explore rites of passage, language transfer, art and literature, community events, and research. Intergenerational Relationships: Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures explores: the devastation of intergenerational relationships in Nigeria because of AIDS intergenerational cultural transmission among the Akan of Ghana African views of elders in folklore and literature transitional changes in contemporary intergenerational relationships in India the construction of future theories of intergenerational relationships intergenerational initiatives in Sweden faith-based health and wellness programs in the US intergenerational relationships in US communities relationships between differing age groups among the Tumbuka of northern Malawi transformations over time in generational relationships in Africa intergenerational developments in England Intergenerational Relationships: Conversations on Practice and Research Across Cultures is an important text for educators and students in intergenerational studies; researchers delving into intergenerational relationships, cultural transfer, and social change; international policymakers; and interdisciplinary scholars in developmental psychology, education, gerontology, sociology, and political science.

Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Elisabeth... Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Elisabeth Arweck, Heather Shipley
R2,429 R2,184 Discovery Miles 21 840 Save R245 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together current research on young people, (non)religion, and diversity, documenting the forms young people's stances may take and the social or spatial contexts in which these may be formed. The social contexts studied include the family, school, and faith communities. The spatial contexts include (sub)urban and rural geographies and places of worship and pilgrimage.Youth and (non)religion are an area of academic interest that has been gaining increasing attention, especially as it pertains to youthful expressions of (non)religion and identities. As research on religion and young people spans and expands across academic disciplines and across geographic areas, comparative approaches and perspectives, such as presented in this volume, offer important spaces for reflecting about the experience of religiosity among young people and the ways they are learning about, and developing, (non)religious identities. Building bridges geographically and methodologically, this volume provides an international perspective on religion and nonreligion among young people, offering a diversity of religious and nonreligious perspectives.

Everyday Desistance - The Transition to Adulthood Among Formerly Incarcerated Youth (Paperback): Laura S. Abrams, Diane Terry Everyday Desistance - The Transition to Adulthood Among Formerly Incarcerated Youth (Paperback)
Laura S. Abrams, Diane Terry; Foreword by Michelle Inderbitzin
R756 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R68 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Everyday Desistance, Laura Abrams and Diane J. Terry examine the lives of young people who spent considerable time in and out of correctional institutions as adolescents. These formerly incarcerated youth often struggle with the onset of adult responsibilities at a much earlier age than their more privileged counterparts. In the context of urban Los Angeles, with a large-scale gang culture and diminished employment prospects, further involvement in crime appears almost inevitable. Yet, as Abrams and Terry point out, these formerly imprisoned youth are often quite resilient and can be successful at creating lives for themselves after months or even years of living in institutions run by the juvenile justice system. This book narrates the day-to-day experiences of these young men and women, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resisting a return to criminal activity, and formulating long-term goals for a secure adult future.

Sociology of Personal Life (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019): Vanessa May, Petra Nordqvist Sociology of Personal Life (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019)
Vanessa May, Petra Nordqvist
R2,015 R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Save R383 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What can Sociology tell us about our personal lives, families and intimate relationships? This book explains how key theoretical perspectives and relevant contemporary research in the discipline can shed new light on even the most familiar areas of our everyday worlds. From friendships and pets, to political engagement and social legislation, the text shows how distinctions and connections can be drawn between our public and private lives. Each chapter explores a familiar topic that illustrates how individual relationships and lives can be shaped by social contexts, and how personal choices shape the wider social world. Using vivid case examples drawn from topical areas of debate, such as marriage rights and the role of social networking, the book is clearly laid out and easy to read. It gives useful explanations of theory and invaluable advice on how to carry out research on personal lives and relationships. This is essential reading for students of Sociology interested in family, relationships and beyond.

Human Developmental Research - Experience from Research in Hong Kong (Hardcover): Daniel T.L. Shek, Cecilia Ma, Yu Lu, Joav... Human Developmental Research - Experience from Research in Hong Kong (Hardcover)
Daniel T.L. Shek, Cecilia Ma, Yu Lu, Joav Merrick
R4,069 Discovery Miles 40 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human development research commonly addresses the "what", "when", "how", "why", "who", and "where" of human development. For example, with reference to the development of resilience in adolescence, researchers often ask what are the components of resilience ("what"), their development at different time points ("when"), and the related trajectories ("how"). Researchers also attempt to understand factors influencing resilience ("why") in different adolescents ("who") in different cultures ("where"). In many adolescent research studies, researchers are interested in asking questions about "relationships" among developmental events and concepts, such as the relationship between the family environment and resilience. Besides, research questions regarding "differences" are raised by researchers, such as differences between early adolescents and late adolescents on resilience, and differences in resilience in Chinese and African adolescents. Against this background we present in this book several chapters on the statistical analyses in human development research using real-life datasets based on the positive youth development project (P.A.T.H.S.) in Hong Kong in a pioneer attempt using different Chinese contexts with the wish that we can facilitate Chinese researchers to understand human development research and understand more about statistical analyses.

Dreamers - How Young Indians are Changing the World (Paperback): Snigdha Poonam Dreamers - How Young Indians are Changing the World (Paperback)
Snigdha Poonam
R418 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

600 million Indians, more than half the population, are under twenty-five. This generation lives between extremes: more connected and global than ever, but with narrow ideas of Indian identity; raised with the cultural values of their grandparents, but the life goals of American teenagers. These dreamers are the face of a new India. Angry, and frustrated with being marginalised by both globalisation and India's old politics, they place hope in the Modi government's exclusionary nationalism and, above all, in their personal truths: shape your own future; exploit, or be exploited. Journalist Snigdha Poonam tracks these young fortune-seekers -- aspiring Bollywood stars and clickbait gurus, the Cow Protection Army hoodlums and Allahabad University's first female Student Union President --all united by the belief that they were born for bigger and better things. Dreamers brings to life their boundless ambition and extraordinary imagination to create opportunities in the unlikeliest of spaces.

Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity - Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): David Farrugia Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity - Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
David Farrugia
R2,536 R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Save R462 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the identities, embodied experiences, and personal relationships of young people experiencing homelessness, and analyses these in relation to the material and symbolic position that youth homelessness occupies in modern societies. Drawing on empirical research conducted in both urban and rural areas, the book situates young people's experiences of homelessness within a theoretical framework that connects embodied identities and relationships with processes of social change. The book theorises a 'symbolic economy of youth homelessness' that encompasses the subjective, aesthetic, and relational dimensions of homelessness. This theory shows the personal, interpersonal and affective suffering that is caused by the relations of power and privilege that produce contemporary youth homelessness. The book is unique in the way in which it places youth homelessness within the wider contexts of inequality, and social change. Whilst contemporary discussions of youth homelessness understand the topic as a discrete 'social problem', this book demonstrates the position that youth homelessness occupies within wider social processes, inequalities, and theoretical debates, addressing theories of social change in late modernity and their relationship to the cultural construction of youth. These theoretical debates are made concrete by means of an exploration of an important form of contemporary inequality: youth homelessness.

Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Elisabeth... Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Elisabeth Arweck, Heather Shipley
R2,086 Discovery Miles 20 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume brings together current research on young people, (non)religion, and diversity, documenting the forms young people's stances may take and the social or spatial contexts in which these may be formed. The social contexts studied include the family, school, and faith communities. The spatial contexts include (sub)urban and rural geographies and places of worship and pilgrimage.Youth and (non)religion are an area of academic interest that has been gaining increasing attention, especially as it pertains to youthful expressions of (non)religion and identities. As research on religion and young people spans and expands across academic disciplines and across geographic areas, comparative approaches and perspectives, such as presented in this volume, offer important spaces for reflecting about the experience of religiosity among young people and the ways they are learning about, and developing, (non)religious identities. Building bridges geographically and methodologically, this volume provides an international perspective on religion and nonreligion among young people, offering a diversity of religious and nonreligious perspectives.

The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education - Optimising Children's Health through Local and Global Community... The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education - Optimising Children's Health through Local and Global Community Partnerships (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Timothy Lynch
R1,545 Discovery Miles 15 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book uses the example of a partnership journey between universities, schools, the local health industry as well as a number of government organisations which worked to ensure the growth of physical education in primary education. The initiative employed the United Nations (UN) ideals as a model and contextualised them within local schools and communities. What began as a pathway seed quickly grew to involve multi-stakeholder partnerships and therefore explores how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) may be implemented at a grass roots level.

Child Street Life - An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru (Paperback, 2015 ed.): G.K. Lieten,... Child Street Life - An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
G.K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
R1,444 R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Save R270 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brief studies the phenomenon of street children in two cities in Peru. It looks at some of the conceptual issues and, after analysing why children are in the street and what behaviour and which aspirations they exhibit, deals with the policy issues and lessons to be learned. This brief investigates when and why the transition from children on the street (street-working children) to children of the street (street living children) takes place and elucidates how they survive. It explains the fluidity and the risks involved in any type of child street life.

Of a Certain Age (Hardcover): Naim Attallah Of a Certain Age (Hardcover)
Naim Attallah
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Social Identities Aross Life Course (Paperback): Jenny Hockey, A James Social Identities Aross Life Course (Paperback)
Jenny Hockey, A James
R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text brings together sociological, anthropological, and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigor of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centered on the self, identity, and time, the book integrates theoretical debates about childhood, youth, middle age, and later life with empirical material in an illuminating and innovative way.

School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement - An International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Emma... School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement - An International Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Emma Sorbring, Jennifer E Lansford
R2,411 R2,166 Discovery Miles 21 660 Save R245 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume takes an international and multidisciplinary approach to understanding students' academic achievement. It does so by integrating educational literature with developmental psychology and family studies perspectives. Each of the nine chapters focuses on a particular country: China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, or the United States. It describes the country as a cultural context, examines the current school system and parenting in light of the school system, and provides empirical evidence from that country regarding links between parenting and students' academic achievement. The book highlights similarities and differences in education and parenting across these nine countries - all varying widely in socioeconomic and cultural factors that affect schools and families. The volume contributes to greater understanding of links between parenting and academic performance in different cultural groups. It sheds light on how school systems and parenting are embedded in larger cultural settings that have implications for students' educational experiences and academic achievement. As two of the most important contexts in which children and adolescents spend time, understanding how schools and families jointly contribute to academic achievement holds promise for advancing the international agenda of promoting quality education for all.

Disadvantaged Children in India - Empirical Evidence, Policies and Actions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Sibnath Deb, Aleena Maria... Disadvantaged Children in India - Empirical Evidence, Policies and Actions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Sibnath Deb, Aleena Maria Sunny, Bishakha Majumdar
R1,690 Discovery Miles 16 900 Out of stock

This book addresses issues concerning five major categories of disadvantaged children, namely street children, children involved in trafficking, child labor, slum children, and children in institutional care, which apply to a large number of children around the world, including India. Compiling primary and secondary research-based evidences in addition to the first-hand experiences of the authors, it describes the link between social dynamics and the plight of disadvantaged children from both social and cultural perspectives. Each chapter includes examples and case studies to offer readers essential insights into the real-life situations of these children. At the end of each chapter, a number of evidence-based measures and models are proposed for agencies working to support disadvantaged children. Given its comprehensive coverage, the book is of interest to scholars, and government and non-government agencies involved in the welfare of disadvantaged children, funding agencies, and social science, medical and public health professionals.

Youth as Architects of Social Change - Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Sheri... Youth as Architects of Social Change - Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Sheri Bastien, Halla B. Holmarsdottir
R2,841 Discovery Miles 28 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edited collection outlines the issues central to youth engagement in research and social innovation. Youth-driven innovation for social change is increasingly recognized as holding potential for the development of sustainable strategies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. The contributors provide additional knowledge concerning what actually constitutes an enabling environment, as well as the most effective approaches for engaging youth as architects of change. While sensitive to the need for contextual appropriateness, the volume contributes to the development of shared understandings and frameworks for engaging and spurring youth-driven innovation for social change worldwide. Youth-Driven Social Innovation showcases examples of youth engagement in frugal and reverse innovation worldwide, alongside examples which demonstrate the tremendous potential of South-South learning, but also learning and youth innovation in the Global North. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including education, sociology, anthropology, public health, and politics.

Playing with America's Doll - A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Emilie Zaslow Playing with America's Doll - A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Emilie Zaslow
R2,330 Discovery Miles 23 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This critical account of the American Girl brand explores what its books and dolls communicate to girls about femininity, racial identity, ethnicity, and what it means to be an American. Emilie Zaslow begins by tracing the development of American Girl and situates the company's growth and popularity in a social history of girl power media culture. She then weaves analyses of the collection's narrative and material representations with qualitative research on mothers and girls. Examining the dolls with both a critical eye and a fan's curiosity, Zaslow raises questions about the values espoused by this iconic American brand.

Older, Wiser, Sexier (Women) (Hardcover): Bev Williams Older, Wiser, Sexier (Women) (Hardcover)
Bev Williams
R199 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R50 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Never eat healthy food. We so need all the preservatives we can get.' The hilarious Spring Chicken greeting card range has brought wry smiles to the faces of millions. Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of the cheeky but charming cartoons books to create the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting on a bit but certainly isn't past it.

Rethinking Youth Wellbeing - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Katie Wright, Julie McLeod Rethinking Youth Wellbeing - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Katie Wright, Julie McLeod
R2,723 R2,478 Discovery Miles 24 780 Save R245 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume offers a critical rethinking of the construct of youth wellbeing, stepping back from taken-for-granted and psychologically inflected understandings. Wellbeing has become a catchphrase in educational, health and social care policies internationally, informing a range of school programs and social interventions and increasingly shaping everyday understandings of young people. Drawing on research by established and emerging scholars in Australia, Singapore and the UK, the book critically examines the myriad effects of dominant discourses of wellbeing on the one hand, and the social and cultural dimensions of wellbeing on the other. From diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives, it explores how notions of wellbeing have been mobilized across time and space, in and out of school contexts, and the different inflections and effects of wellbeing discourses are having in education, transnationally and comparatively. The book offers researchers as well as practitioners new perspectives on current approaches to student wellbeing in schools and novel ways of thinking about the wellbeing of young people beyond educational settings.

Fatherhood, Adolescence and Gender in Chinese Families (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Qiong Xu Fatherhood, Adolescence and Gender in Chinese Families (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Qiong Xu
R2,312 Discovery Miles 23 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Little is known about the roles of fathers in non-western cultures. Given the changing socio-economic and political circumstances of China, Xu identifies the importance of investigating Chinese fathers, particularly in dual-earner families, as women's participation in the labour market increases. This study of father-daughter relationships examines their perspectives on their relationships and identities. The book seeks to understand how girls construct their feminine identities as teenage girls and how fathers understand their masculine identities outside the workplace. It further explores their family practices and how they negotiate parental authority and adolescent independence. Inviting us to think about Chinese people's attitudes, family practice, emotions and aspirations, which constitute a crucial complement to our understanding of the remaking of Chinese society and Chinese lives, Fatherhood, Adolescence and Gender in Chinese Families focuses on how the widespread social and economic reforms interact with traditional attitudes rooted in Confucianism to provide new contexts for parent-child and gender relationships.

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