• Literary theory
      February 2008

      The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

      Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

      by Elissa Marder

    • History of the Americas

      A Remarkable Curiosity

      Dispatches from a New York City Journalist's 1873 Railroad Trip

      by Jerald T. Milanich

      Collected in this volume for the first time are Cummings's portraits of a land and its assortment of characters unlike anything back East. Characters like Pedro Armijo, the New Mexican sheep tycoon who took Denver by storm, and more prominently the Mormon prophet Brigham Young and one of his wives, Ann Eliza Young, who was filing for divorce at the time of Cummings's arrival.Although today he is virtually unknown, during his lifetime Cummings was one of the most famous newspapermen in the United States, in part because of stories like these. Complete with a biographical sketch and historical introduction, A Remarkable Curiosity is an enjoyable read for anybody interested in the American West in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

    • Christian life & practice

      No Ordinary Child

      A Christian Mother's Acceptance of Her Gay Son

      by Jacqueline. Ley

      This book of reflections on a mother's journey from craving 'normality' for her gay son to celebrating him as a blessedly extraordinary creature of God is not only a chronicle of a remarkable change of attitude. It is also an argument for letting go of our preconceptions about other people - often those nearest and dearest to us - and acknowledging that what God plans for their lives may be something greater and more mysterious than we can ever imagine.

    • Social theory

      Inter-professional Approaches to Young Fathers

      by Jane Reeves

      With one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe, young fatherhood, as a site of economic and personal adversity, has become a focus of concern in Britain during the late 1990's. However, despite this policy interest there is surprisingly little British empirical evidence to review. One of the aims of the book is to draw together contemporary research evidence, social theory and policy which may effect how practitioners, students and academics conceptualise and work with young fathers. Consequently, each chapter illustrates the points it makes using discrete evidence from that particular field. Moreover, in order to make this process more 'user friendly' each chapter provides a summary of this literature and evidence. Finally, in order to make the book come alive it draws on case studies, which are drawn, variously, from two studies conducted by the editor. Contents include: Contextualising the evidence: Young fathers, family and professional support The legislative and policy context of young fathers and their children I've got to release it: sexual health and young men A father is born: the role of the midwife in involving young fathers in the birth and early parenting of their children Safeguarding young fathers and their children The role of fathers in their children's lives Recklessness, rescue and responsibility

    • Psychology: emotions

      EVA

      by Jan Prins

      This book outlines the lives of the Jewish woman Eva in time for World War II, fleeing for the Nazi `s, from Germany to the Red Light District in Amsterdam, and it ends up on the fringes of society, in the Life ended. A dramatic encounter with a namesake a result both shall live. Continue with a terrible secret their whole life continues in the spirit of this secret and the cause of suffering the consequences. From different points of this drama comes to life in this novel, and has a surprisingly end ---------------- In dit boek wordt het leven geschetst van de Joodse vrouw Eva die in de tijd voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog, op de vlucht voor de Nazi`s, vanuit Duitsland op de Wallen in Amsterdam terecht komt en daar aan de zelfkant van de maatschappij, in Het Leven, beland. Een dramatische ontmoeting met een naamgenoot heeft tot gevolg dat beiden met een verschrikkelijk geheim verder moeten leven. Hun hele verdere leven blijft in het teken staan van dit geheim en ook de oorzaak daarvan ervaart de gevolgen. Vanuit verschillende invalshoeken komt dit drama in deze roman tot leven en kent een verrassend slot.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      West Coast Reins

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      Book 1 of a historical saga based on a true story. How this book came to be written is a spooky story in itself. The author believes that 'an angel on her shoulder ' wrote it!

    • Children's & YA

      Fools' Gold

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      The second book in a 4 book historical and romantic adventure Saga which covers the true story of the loss of the General Grant and her cargo of gold in the Auckland Islands in the 1860's

    • Crime & mystery
      July 2014

      The Cleansing

      by Michael Connor

    • Adventure
      July 2011

      Someone to Look Up To

      The Story of a Special Dog

      by Jean Gill

      'Nobody writes dog stories better.' Karen Charlton, author of 'The Heiress of Linn Hagh' A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness... How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come. View the book trailer youtube.com/watch?v=JFPrJbqM4LU

    • Sociology: sexual relations
      July 2013

      Object matters

      Condoms, adolescence and time

      by Nicole Vitellone

      Focusing on the US, British and Australian contexts, Object matters addresses the impact of the discourse of safer sex on our lives and in particular the lives of adolescents. Addressing AIDS public health campaigns, sex education policies, sex research on adolescence and debates on the eroticization of safer sex, the author looks at how the condom has affected our awareness of ourselves, of one another and our futures. In her examination of the condom in the late twentieth century, Vitellone critically engages with a range of literatures including those concerned with sexuality, adolescence, methods, gender and the body. This book will be of interest to sex educators, academics as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the areas of Sociology, History, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.

    • Sociology: sexual relations
      July 2013

      Object matters

      Condoms, adolescence and time

      by Nicole Vitellone

      Focusing on the US, British and Australian contexts, Object matters addresses the impact of the discourse of safer sex on our lives and in particular the lives of adolescents. Addressing AIDS public health campaigns, sex education policies, sex research on adolescence and debates on the eroticization of safer sex, the author looks at how the condom has affected our awareness of ourselves, of one another and our futures. In her examination of the condom in the late twentieth century, Vitellone critically engages with a range of literatures including those concerned with sexuality, adolescence, methods, gender and the body. This book will be of interest to sex educators, academics as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the areas of Sociology, History, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.

    • Sociology: sexual relations
      July 2012

      Object matters

      Condoms, adolescence and time

      by Nicole Vitellone

      During the mid 1980s the object of the condom became associated with the prevention of HIV/AIDS. In this book Nicole Vitellone investigates the consequences of this shift in the objects meaning. Focusing on the US, British and Australian contexts Object matters addresses the impact of the discourse of safer sex on our lives and in particular the lives of adolescents. Addressing AIDS public health campaigns, sex education policies, sex research on adolescence and debates on the eroticization of safer sex, the author looks at how the condom has affected our awareness of ourselves, of one another and our futures. In her examination of the condom in the late twentieth century, Vitellone critically engages with a range of literatures including those concerned with sexuality, adolescence, methods, gender and the body. This book will be of interest to sex educators, academics as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the areas of Sociology, History, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      July 2016

      Changing gender roles and attitudes to family formation in Ireland

      by Series edited by Rob Kitchin, Margret Fine-Davis

      Recent decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. While the traditional family is now being replaced in many cases by new family forms, we do not know the reasons why people are making the choices they are and whether or not these choices are leading to greater well-being. While demographic research has attempted to explain the new trends in family formation and fertility, there has been little research on people's attitudes to family formation and having children. This book presents the results of the first major study to examine people's attitudes to family formation and childbearing in Ireland. Based on a nationwide representative sample of 1,404 men and women in the childbearing age group, the study was carried out against a backdrop of changing gender role attitudes and behaviour as well as significant demographic change.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      January 1984

      Development During Middle Childhood

      The Years From Six to Twelve

      by Panel to Review the Status of Basic Research on School-Age Children; Committee on Child Development Research and Public Policy

      For the first time, a report focuses specifically on middle childhood--a discrete, pivotal period of development. In this review of research, experts examine the physical health and cognitive development of 6- to 12-year-old children as well as their surroundings: school and home environment, ecocultural setting, and family and peer relationships.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      January 1985

      Youth Employment and Training Programs

      The YEDPA Years

      by Charles Betsey, Robinson G. Hollister, Jr., and Mary R. Papageorgiou, Editors; Committee on Youth Employment Programs; National Research Council

      Do government-sponsored youth employment programs actually help? Between 1978 and 1981, the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) funded extensive programs designed to aid disadvantaged youth. The Committee on Youth Employment Programs examined the voluminous research performed by YEDPA and produced a comprehensive report and evaluation of the YEDPA efforts to assist the underprivileged. Beginning with YEDPA's inception and effective lifespan, this report goes on to analyze the data it generated, evaluate its accuracy, and draw conclusions about which YEDPA programs were effective, which were not, and why. A discussion of YEDPA strategies and their perceived value concludes the volume.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      January 1987

      Risking the Future

      Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing, Volume II Statistical Appendices only

      by Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing, Committee on Child Development Research and Public Policy, National Research Council

      More than 1 million teenage girls in the United States become pregnant each year; nearly half give birth. Why do these young people, who are hardly more than children themselves, become parents? The statistical appendices for the report Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing provide additional insight into the trends in teenage sexual behavior.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      January 1987

      Risking the Future

      Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing, Volume II Working Papers only

      by Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing, Committee on Child Development Research and Public Policy, National Research Council

      More than 1 million teenage girls in the United States become pregnant each year; nearly half give birth. Why do these young people, who are hardly more than children themselves, become parents? The working papers for the report Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing provide additional insight into the trends in and consequences of teenage sexual behavior.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      February 1987

      Risking the Future

      Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing, Volume II: Working Papers and Statistical Appendices

      by Sandra L. Hofferth and Cheryl D. Hayes, Editors; Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing, National Research Council

      More than 1 million teenage girls in the United States become pregnant each year; nearly half give birth. Why do these young people, who are hardly more than children themselves, become parents? The statistical appendices and working papers for the report Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing provide additional insight into the trends in and consequences of teenage sexual behavior.

    • Sociology: family & relationships
      January 1990

      Who Cares for America's Children?

      by Cheryl D. Hayes, John L. Palmer, and Martha J. Zaslow, Editors; Panel on Child Care Policy, National Research Council

      Few issues have aroused more heated public debate than that of day care for children of working parents. Who should be responsible for providing child care--government, employers, schools, communities? What types of care are best? This volume explores the critical need for a more coherent policy on child care and offers recommendations for the actions needed to develop such a policy. Who Cares for America's Children? looks at the barriers to developing a national child care policy, evaluates the factors in child care that are most important to children's development, and examines ways of protecting children's physical well-being and fostering their development in child care settings. It also describes the "patchwork quilt" of child care services currently in use in America and the diversity of support programs available, such as referral services. Child care providers (whether government, employers, commercial for-profit, or not-for-profit), child care specialists, policymakers, researchers, and concerned parents will find this comprehensive volume an invaluable resource on child care in America.

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