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Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without privilege one theoretical ...

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Active Citizenship in Europe

Practices and Demands in the EU, Italy, Turkey and the UK

by Cristiano Bee

<p>The book provides an overview of key issues in the debate concerning the emergence of active citizenship in Europe.</p> <p>The specific focus of enquiry is the promotion of patterns of civic and political engagement and civic and political ...

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Activism in Jordan

by Pénélope Larzillière

<p>In Jordan, between censorship, repression and election rigging, political activism is limited – despite the democratic opening glimpsed in 1989. In this important new book, Pénélope Larzillière charts the path of longstanding activists in ...

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Activist Scholarship

Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change

by Julia Sudbury & Margo Okazawa-Rey

<p>Can scholars generate knowledge and pedagogies that bolster local and global forms of resistance to U.S. imperialism, racial/gender oppression, and the economic violence of capitalist globalization? This book explores what happens when ...

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Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies

Explorations in Science and Technology

by Dominique Robert & Martin Dufresne

<p>Developed by Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network theory (ANT) offers crimes studies a worthy intellectual challenge. It requires us to take the performativity turn, consider the role of objects in our analysis and conceptualize ...

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Acts of Undressing

Politics, Eroticism, and Discarded Clothing

by Barbara Brownie

<p>The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and ...

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Adapt

Why Success Always Starts with Failure

by Tim Harford

<p>Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong.</p> <p>Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders.</p> <p>In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again</p> <p>In this groundbreaking new book, Tim ...

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Addicted to Profit: Reclaiming Our Lives from the Free Market

by Stuart Sim

Will our addiction to profit destroy the world we live in? The profit motive now exercises an effective tyranny over our lives: in the private as well as the public sector, nowhere seems immune from its reach. International tycoons, economists ...

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Addiction Treatment

Comparing Religion and Science in Application

by Daniel Hood

<p>Addiction Treatment is an ethnography that compares two types of residential drug-free treatment programs-religious, faith-based programs and science-based, secular programs. Although these programs have originated from significantly ...

ISBN: 9781351533942

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Adolescent Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

Developmental and Constructivist Perspectives

by Eric Amsel & Judith Smetana

This book explores the central importance of adolescents' own activities in their development. This focus harkens back to Jean Piaget's genetic epistemology and provides a theoretically coherent vision of what makes adolescence a distinctive ...

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Adolescents, Crime, and the Media

A Critical Analysis

by Christopher J Ferguson

<p>A campus shooting. A gang assault. A school bus ambush. With each successive event, fingers are pointed at the usual suspects: violent films, bloody video games, explicit web sites. But to what extent can—or should—the media be implicated in ...

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Adult Education in Neoliberal Times

Policies, Philosophies and Professionalism

by Marion Bowl

<p>This book explores the realities of adult education practice in the current political and economic climate. With a particular focus on examining the effect of the multitude of changes in policy and philosophy over the past 30 years, the book ...

ISBN: 9783319508832

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Adult Fantasy

searching for true maturity in an age of mortgages, marriages, and other adult milestones

by Briohny Doyle, PhD

<p><em>‘I pictured myself a wine-dark streak in a TV desert, ears too full of the summer wind to hear that ominous ticking in the sky: the sound of a cultural clock counting me out of youth.’</em></p> <p>Briohny Doyle turned thirty without a ...

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Adult Literacy in a New Era

Reflections from the Open Book

by Dianne Ramdeholl

<p>Adult Literacy in a New Era chronicles the history and development of The Open Book, an adult literacy organisation inspired by the legendary educationalist Paulo Freire, and other political educators. Using participants' own words and ...

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Advances in Biographical Methods

Creative Applications

by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts & Andrew Sparkes

<P>Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival ...

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Advances in Cross-National Comparison

A European Working Book for Demographic and Socio-Economic Variables

by Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik & Christof Wolf

<p>The book consists of five parts and a concluding chapter. Part 1 covers general problems and presents solutions for the harmonisation of data from different national and/or cultural contexts. In the second part EUROSTAT and ESOMAR present ...

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Advances in Cultural Linguistics

by Farzad Sharifian

<p>This groundbreaking collection represents the broad scope of cutting-edge research in Cultural Linguistics, a burgeoning field of interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationships between language and cultural cognition. The materials surveyed

ISBN: 9789811040566

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Advances in Group Processes

30th Anniversary edition

by Shane R. Thye & Edward Lawler

<p>This volume marks the 30th anniversary of the Advances in Group Processes Series. Publishing theoretical analyses, reviews, and theory based empirical chapters on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of &quot;group ...

ISBN: 9781781909775

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Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research

by Ed Diener & Don Rahtz

<p>The International Society for Quality of Life Studies held its first conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1997. Participants at the conference were allowed to submit their papers for the present volume. The submitted manuscripts went ...

ISBN: 9789401142915

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Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research

by Don Rahtz, A. Coskun Samli & M. Joseph Sirgy

<p>This volume is relevant to quality-of-life researchers working in the areas of social medicine, sustainable development, social indicators research and health psychology/behavioral medicine. It represents a culmination of programmatic ...

ISBN: 9789401703871

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