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The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement

by Philip B. Stafford Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

The age-friendly community movement is a global phenomenon, currently growing with the support of the WHO and multiple international and national organizations in the field of aging. Drawing on an extensive...


Searching for a Better Life

by Sorcha Mahony Berghahn Books (May 22, 2018)

Life in Bangkok for young people is marked by profound, interlocking changes and transitions. This book offers an ethnographic account of growing up in the city's slums, struggling to get by in a rapidly developing...


Care across Distance

by Azra Hromadžić & Monika Palmberger Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures, especially on aging populations and eldercare. This volume investigates how taken-for-granted roles are challenged, intergenerational relationships...


In the Best Interests of the Child

by Mili Mass Berghahn Books (May 07, 2018)

Marshalling her experience as an expert witness in court proceedings on non-consensual, confidential adoption in Israel, Mass describes legal proceedings following the Israeli state petition that declares children...


Children of the Camp

by Catherine-Lune Grayson Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Chronic violence has characterized Somalia for over two decades, forcing nearly two million people to flee. A significant number have settled in camps in neighboring countries, where children were born and...


Living Before Dying

by Janette Davies Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home for 70 residents and 40 staff highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents between 80 and 100 years of age, including people suffering with dementia....


Coming of Age in Times of Uncertainty

by Harry Blatterer Berghahn Books (December 01, 2007)

Adulthood is taken for granted. It connotes the end of childhood, the resolution to the "storm and stress" period of adolescence. This conception is strongly entrenched in the sociology of youth and the sociology...


The Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation

by Kevin Dew Berghahn Books (February 01, 2012)

In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health...


Girlhood and the Politics of Place

by Claudia Mitchell & Carrie Rentschler Berghahn Books (January 01, 2016)

Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health,...


The Patient Multiple

by Jonathan Taee Berghahn Books (January 01, 2017)

In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, medical patients engage a variety of healing practices to seek cures for their ailments. Patients use the expanding biomedical network and a growing number of traditional...


A Fragmented Landscape

by Silvia De Zordo, Joanna Mishtal & Lorena Anton Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

Since 1945, even as European states have achieved ever-greater levels of economic integration, their social policy landscapes have proven remarkably varied. This is particularly true for contentious issues...


Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan

by Sophie Roche Berghahn Books (March 01, 2014)

Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists...


Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

by Martin Kalb Berghahn Books (May 01, 2016)

In the lean and anxious years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the moral condition of its youth. Initially born of the economic and social disruption of the war years, a preoccupation...


Rescuing the Vulnerable: Poverty, Welfare and Social Ties in Modern Europe

by Beate Althammer, Lutz Raphaël & Tamara Stazic-Wendt Berghahn Books (May 01, 2016)

In many ways, the European welfare state constituted a response to the new forms of social fracture and economic turbulence that were born out of industrialization-challenges that were particularly acute for...


Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East

by Aref Abu-Rabia Berghahn Books (October 01, 2015)

Modern medicine has penetrated Bedouin tribes in the course of rapid urbanization and education, but when serious illnesses strike, particularly in the case of incurable diseases, even educated people turn...


Reconstructing Obesity: The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings

by Megan B. McCullough & Jessica A. Hardin Berghahn Books (October 01, 2013)

In the crowded and busy arena of obesity and fat studies, there is a lack of attention to the lived experiences of people, how and why they eat what they do, and how people in cross-cultural settings understand...


Unsafe Motherhood: Mayan Maternal Mortality and Subjectivity in Post-War Guatemala

by Nicole S. Berry Berghahn Books (October 01, 2010)

Since 1987, when the global community first recognized the high frequency of women in developing countries dying from pregnancy-related causes, little progress has been made to combat this problem. This study...


Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement

by Jo Boyden & Joanna de Berry Berghahn Books (June 01, 2004)

War leads not just to widespread death but also to extensive displacement, overwhelming fear, and economic devastation. It weakens social ties, threatens household survival and undermines the family's capacity...


Modern Babylon?: Prostituting Children in Thailand

by Heather Montgomery Berghahn Books (December 01, 2001)

Child prostitution became one of the key concerns of the international community in the 1990s. World congresses were held, international and national laws were changed and concern over "cemmercially sexually...


Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

by Caitrin Lynch & Jason Danely Berghahn Books (April 01, 2013)

Rapid population aging, once associated with only a select group of modern industrialized nations, has now become a topic of increasing global concern. This volume reframes aging on a global scale by illustrating...


Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East

by Dawn Chatty Berghahn Books (April 01, 2010)

The Sahrawi and Afghan refugee youth in the Middle East have been stereotyped regionally and internationally: some have been objectified as passive victims; others have become the beneficiaries of numerous...