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It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed): Hillary Rodham Clinton It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed)
Hillary Rodham Clinton
R211 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R78 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Of a Certain Age (Paperback, New edition): Naim Attallah Of a Certain Age (Paperback, New edition)
Naim Attallah
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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 Freidlander, Richard Goff
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Millennial Problems - Everyday Struggles of a Generation (Hardcover): Rowan Dobson Millennial Problems - Everyday Struggles of a Generation (Hardcover)
Rowan Dobson 1
R242 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R61 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

That Feeling When your brunch doesn't look good enough to Instagram, you put the wrong emoji at the end of a risky text, The Sims is the closest you'll come to owning a home, and your relationship ends when WhatsApp dies for two hours . . . #Millennial Problems is a collection of humorous tweets exploring the daily hardships of millennial life. Their struggles are real and must be shared in a colourful, organised fashion. The perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for millennial in your life (or for anybody who enjoys poking fun at millennials). #killmenow #fml #adulting #literallydying #saynotoavocado

Childhood and Society (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019): Michael Wyness Childhood and Society (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019)
Michael Wyness
R794 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R163 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Firmly established as a classic text in the sociological study of childhood, the new edition of this core textbook continues to provide students with an authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions and the ways in which they inform key substantive themes, including education, work, identity and agency. The study of childhood has taken on an increasingly global focus in recent years, honing in on how issues of rights, protection and development shape the lives of children and those around them at political, social and institutional levels across the world. As such, this book guides students through the theories and research on childhood in both local and global contexts, illustrating how a study of childhood can inform sociological thinking on social crises, changes and social problems such as globalisation, criminality and disruption of the social order. Written for students exploring childhood from a sociological perspective, this is the essential introduction to the topic.

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
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Shipped within 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 (Hardcover, New): Richard A.... Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New)
Richard A. Meckel
R2,506 Discovery Miles 25 060 Shipped within 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.

Coping with Uncertainty - Youth in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback): Jorg Gertel, Ralf Hexel Coping with Uncertainty - Youth in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback)
Jorg Gertel, Ralf Hexel
R583 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R149 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Seven years after the Arab uprisings, the social situation has deteriorated across the Middle East and North Africa. Political, economic and personal insecurities have expanded while income from oil declined and tourist revenues have collapsed due to political instability. Against a backdrop of escalating armed conflicts and disintegrating state structures, many have been forced from their homes, creating millions of internally displaced persons and refugees. Young people are often the ones hit hardest by the turmoil. How do they cope with these ongoing uncertainties, and what drives them to pursue their own dreams in spite of these hardships? In this landmark volume, an international interdisciplinary team of researchers assess a survey of 9,000 sixteen- to thirty-year-olds from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen, resulting in the most comprehensive, in-depth study of young people in the MENA region to date. Given how rapidly events have moved in the Middle East and North Africa, the findings are in many regards unexpected.

The Indigo Children - New Age Experimentation with Self and Science (Hardcover): Beth Singler The Indigo Children - New Age Experimentation with Self and Science (Hardcover)
Beth Singler
R2,429 R2,250 Discovery Miles 22 500 Save R179 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Indigo Child concept is a contemporary New Age redefinition of self. Indigo Children are described in their primary literature as a spiritually, psychically, and genetically advanced generation. Born from the early 1980s, the Indigo Children are thought to be here to usher in a new golden age by changing the world's current social paradigm. However, as they are "paradigm busters", they also claim to find it difficult to fit into contemporary society. Indigo Children recount difficult childhoods and school years, and the concept has also been used by members of the community to reinterpret conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and autism. Cynics, however, can claim that the Indigo Child concept is an example of "special snowflake" syndrome, and parodies abound. This book is the fullest introduction to the Indigo Child concept to date. Employing both on- and offline ethnographic methods, Beth Singler objectively considers the place of the Indigo Children in contemporary debates around religious identity, self-creation, online participation, conspiracy theories, race and culture, and definitions of the New Age movement.

Dreamers - How Young Indians are Changing the World (Paperback): Snigdha Poonam Dreamers - How Young Indians are Changing the World (Paperback)
Snigdha Poonam
R349 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R81 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Running from Office - Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics (Paperback): Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox Running from Office - Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics (Paperback)
Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The past two decades of politics in Washington have seen increased partisanship, prolonged stalemates, and numerous scandals. For today's teenagers and young adults, years of ineffective and inefficient political leadership have completely eroded any sense that politicians or government have the ability to do good or effect positive change. Worse, the mean-spirited, dysfunctional political system that has come to characterize American politics has turned young people off to the idea of running for office. With more than 500,000 elected positions in the United States, what will happen when this generation is expected to take the reins of political power? Through an original, national survey of more than 4,000 high school and college students, as well as more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that young Americans feel completely alienated from contemporary politics and express little ambition or aspiration to run for office in the future. The overwhelming majority see nothing particularly noble about those currently in office, viewing most as dishonest, self-interested, and disinterested in helping their constituents. These young people want to improve their communities and enact change in the world; but they don't think politics is the way to achieve these goals. In fact, they look disdainfully upon the prospects of growing up to be a mayor, governor, senator, or even president of the United States. Running from Office explores young people's opinions about contemporary politics and their political ambition (or lack of it). The book paints a political profile of the next generation that should sound alarm bells about the long-term, deeply embedded damage contemporary politics has wrought on U.S. democracy and its youngest citizens. As disheartening as their conclusions sound, Lawless and Fox end with practical suggestions for how new technologies, national service programs, and well-strategized public service campaigns could generate political ambition in young people. Today's high school and college students care deeply about improving the future, and it's not too late to ensure that they view running for office as an effective way to do so.

Philipp Timischl - Artworks For All Age Groups (Paperback): Philipp Timischl - Artworks For All Age Groups (Paperback)
R400 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R84 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Older, Wiser, Sexier (Women) (Hardcover): Bev Williams Older, Wiser, Sexier (Women) (Hardcover)
Bev Williams
R164 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Social Identities Aross Life Course (Paperback): Jenny Hockey, Allison James Social Identities Aross Life Course (Paperback)
Jenny Hockey, Allison James
R784 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

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
R3,168 R2,398 Discovery Miles 23 980 Save R770 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Life on the Malecon - Children and Youth on the Streets of Santo Domingo (Paperback, New): Jon M Wolseth Life on the Malecon - Children and Youth on the Streets of Santo Domingo (Paperback, New)
Jon M Wolseth
R675 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Life on the Malecon is a narrative ethnography of the lives of street children and youth living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the non-governmental organizations that provide social services for them. Writing from the perspective of an anthropologist working as a street educator with a child welfare organization, Jon M. Wolseth follows the intersecting lives of children, the institutions they come into contact with, and the relationships they have with each other, their families, and organization workers. Often socioeconomic conditions push these children to move from their homes to the streets, but sometimes they themselves may choose the allure of the perceived freedoms and opportunities that street life has to offer. What they find, instead, is violence, disease, and exploitation-the daily reality through which they learn to maneuver and survive. Wolseth describes the stresses, rewards, and failures of the organizations and educators who devote their resources to working with this population. The portrait of Santo Domingo's street children and youth population that emerges is of a diverse community with variations that may be partly related to skin color, gender, and class. The conditions for these youth are changing as the economy of the Dominican Republic changes. Although the children at the core of this book live and sleep on avenues and plazas and in abandoned city buildings, they are not necessarily glue- and solvent-sniffing beggars or petty thieves on the margins of society. Instead, they hold a key position in the service sector of an economy centered on tourism. Life on the Malecon offers a window into the complex relationships children and youth construct in the course of mapping out their social environment. Using a child-centered approach, Wolseth focuses on the social lives of the children by relating the stories that they themselves tell as well as the activities he observes.

Of a Certain Age (Hardcover): Naim Attallah Of a Certain Age (Hardcover)
Naim Attallah
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Childhood and Society (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019): Michael Wyness Childhood and Society (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019)
Michael Wyness
R1,917 R1,507 Discovery Miles 15 070 Save R410 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Firmly established as a classic text in the sociological study of childhood, the new edition of this core textbook continues to provide students with an authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions and the ways in which they inform key substantive themes, including education, work, identity and agency. The study of childhood has taken on an increasingly global focus in recent years, honing in on how issues of rights, protection and development shape the lives of children and those around them at political, social and institutional levels across the world. As such, this book guides students through the theories and research on childhood in both local and global contexts, illustrating how a study of childhood can inform sociological thinking on social crises, changes and social problems such as globalisation, criminality and disruption of the social order. Written for students exploring childhood from a sociological perspective, this is the essential introduction to the topic.

Older, Wiser, Sexier (Men) (Hardcover): Bev Williams Older, Wiser, Sexier (Men) (Hardcover)
Bev Williams
R195 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R64 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`At your age, people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober... Disappoint them.' Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of Bev Williams' cheeky but charming cartoons to create the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting on a bit but certainly isn't past it.

Asian Youth Travellers - Insights and Implications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Elaine Chiao Ling Yang Asian Youth Travellers - Insights and Implications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
R2,236 R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Save R238 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a bird's-eye view of the current trends, opportunities, and challenges related to Asian youth travellers, and it also presents a holistic framework for future research to build upon. Managerial and policy implications are provided for the tourism and hospitality industry and government agencies to better accommodate the needs of Asian youth travellers - a unique and diverse market that is yet to be fully unveiled to the world. The book investigates the key characteristics that define contemporary Asian youth travellers, adopting a broad definition of Asia. While it includes relatively mature markets, it also features emerging markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The book looks at different forms of tourism undertaken by Asian travellers, encompassing educational tourism, adventure tourism, working holiday, self-driving tourism, dark tourism, volunteer tourism, and cultural tourism. A wide range of topics are discussed, from history to current trends, from motivations to constraints, from the influence of culture and religion on travel behaviour to the search of social freedom through travel, and from destination choice to destination avoidance. The findings and interpretations are drawn from diverse and novel research methods, such as netnography, visual anthropology, historiography, interview, focus group, survey, and document analysis.

A History of the Girl - Formation, Education and Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Mary O'Dowd, June Purvis A History of the Girl - Formation, Education and Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Mary O'Dowd, June Purvis
R1,720 Discovery Miles 17 200 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is centered on the history of the girl from the medieval period through to the early twenty-first century. Authored by an international team of scholars, the volume explores the transition from adolescent girlhood to young womanhood, the formation and education of girls in the home and in school, and paid work undertaken by girls in different parts of the world and at different times. It highlights the value of a comparative approach to the history of the girl, as the contributors point to shared attitudes to girlhood and the similarity of the experiences of girls in workplaces across the world. Contributions to the volume also emphasise the central role of girls in the global economy, from their participation in the textile industry in the eighteenth century, through to the migration of girls to urban centres in twentieth-century Africa and China.

Ageism - Health and Employment Contexts (Paperback): Sheri R. Levy, Jamie MacDonald, Todd D Nelson, Ann Bettencourt Ageism - Health and Employment Contexts (Paperback)
Sheri R. Levy, Jamie MacDonald, Todd D Nelson, Ann Bettencourt
R727 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R155 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The worldwide population of adults ages 60 and over has rapidly become the fastest growing age group, making the study of ageism a pressing social issue. Collectively, contributors to this issue draw on strong theoretical traditions and sophisticated multi-methods (cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental) to offer empirical evidence toward a greater understanding of the role of ageism in health and employment contexts. This special issue sets the stage for the next wave of international research on ageism across the lifecycle and for making greater progress on designing and implementing effective interventions and public policies supporting older adults and positive intergenerational relations.

The Life Course - A Sociological Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017): Stephen J. Hunt The Life Course - A Sociological Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017)
Stephen J. Hunt
R731 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R59 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dramatic social transformation in Western society over recent decades has had a profound impact on the way the life course is studied. While people continue to experience the implications of class, gender, ethnicity and, of course, age, they are more than ever able to take personal control of their own lives. The Life Course considers how, in a diverse and uncertain world, the previously predictable stages of life are no longer fixed but increasingly open to change. Focusing on continuities and change, this book looks not only at the different 'phases of life', but also at the transformation of a number of closely related social institutions such as the family, education and the workplace. Recognising that the established cradle-to-grave view is now outdated, the trajectory from infancy and youth to later and end-of-life is followed not as a stable object of study, but as a starting point for critical analysis. This second edition offers an essential overview of the sociology of the life course, incorporating both contemporary and conventional perspectives. It calls upon current theorising around the life course as well as on up-to-date empirical research data. This thought-provoking text is relevant to researchers and students of life course studies and sociology, as well as to those in nursing, social work and related caring professions.

Generations (Paperback, 1st Quill ed): William Strauss Generations (Paperback, 1st Quill ed)
William Strauss 1
R383 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.

William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium.

Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.

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
R1,903 Discovery Miles 19 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 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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