Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Advanced Energy Technologies and Energy Conservation Research, Development, and Demonstration of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, April 4, 5, 1977
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Advanced Energy Technologies and Energy Conservation Research, Development, and Demonstration
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Association for Childhood Education International
Category: Social Science
This collection of 13 articles reprinted from the journal "Childhood Education" is organized into three sections: (1) Families: Structure, Status, and Stresses; (2) Parenting; and (3) Schools and the Family. The first section consists of six articles dealing with issues surrounding the changing family and early childhood education, family folklore, support systems for black families, divorce and children, bilingual education and family needs, and helping abused and neglected children. In the second section, four articles examine the historical role of parenting, children's stress and the parent role, crises in adolescence, and new options for fathers in childrearing. Finally, improving the quality of family life, establishing a parent education resource center, and involving working parents in school are discussed in the collection's third section. (MP)
This book suggests that the study of 'youth' lifestyles is potentially more enlightening than traditional 'structural' or 'cultural' approaches. in a society in which young people's transitions into adulthood are increasingly uncertain, processes of individualization are central to young people's experience of social change. This clear introduction to a complex field considers key aspects of young people's lifestyles, such as their relationship to rave, the media, and consumption in general, as a means of constructing identities in a rapidly changing world.
The health impacts of changing behavior and lifestyle in a range of prehistoric, historic, and extant populations are examined in this volume. Of particular interest to the authors is the identification of issues that link past and present, and the ability of research on disease in the past to shed light on modern health problems. MASCA Vol. 9
This volume comprises contributions from several fields of study in the social sciences. The different disciplinary angles intersect at the level of the research subjects: families, households and consumers. Together they reflect a broad field of study that always had its particular niche in Wageningen as `household and consumer studies¿. The five separate parts on the formation and dissolution of families; stratification and inequality; consumer and household behaviour; leisure time; and hygiene, health and society nicely reflect the broadness of this field. The eighteen contributions in this volume were purposefully selected, not only based on their contents and quality, but also because of their relationship to the work of Kees de Hoog, who retired this year. Although Kees is a professor of family sociology and family policy, his work throughout the years has extended far beyond that and covers the fields that are captured by the different parts in this book. Many of the contributors have worked closely together with Kees de Hoog during the years he was a lecturer and later professor at Wageningen University. Although his retirement is the occasion for this volume, it is not a classical liber amicorum. All contributions have scientific merits of their own. Therefore this volume comprises an interesting read for scholars all over the world who have an interest in families, consumers, households, and the ways they interface.
From explanations of the roles of hormones to detailed descriptions of testing options and treatment choices, this book is a guide to male hormones: What they do, what goes wrong, and what can be done about it. • 14 tables and graphs explain the main points of each chapter • A list of endnote references appears at the end of every chapter
This book examines the changing lifestyles in transforming societies, focusing on the interplay of lifestyle choices, social status and the society as a whole. When individuals choose their careers, mates or networks to belong to and to identify with, they are influenced by rapid technological developments, economic uncertainty and other ongoing changes in society. On the other hand, by their choices they also construct new social realities. The book addresses lifestyles and social change in connection with a wide range of issues: belonging to different movements and networks; changes in gender order, work and partner choices; changes in home cultures and ways of residing; emerging translocal belonging and cross cultural relationships; consumption choices and construction of identities. The first part of the book gives the wider context within a longer perspective and the second part is focused on specific cases of lifestyle choices.
Towards a Cultural Anthropology of the Fifth Republic
Author: Henri Mendras
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Social Change in Modern France is a concise and lucid account of the profound transformations that have reshaped French society over the past thirty years. The authors show how the characteristic institutions of the Third Republic have been weakened, destroyed, or severely altered in the face of a late and rapid industrialization. The church, the army, the trade unions, the schools, even the French communist party--all have lost their capacity to excite major conflict and tension, and in their stead a series of local institutions, voluntary associations and family ties have arisen, serving as the basic network for social relations and social life. Traditional French "joie de vivre" has assumed new forms, and, the authors maintain, a very sturdy and cohesive society has arisen, based on widespread consensus.
Change is inevitable. Rich or poor, black or white, CEO or stay-at-home mom, we continually face changesincluding many that we never asked forin our jobs, relationships, financial circumstances and health. The wonderfully empowering news is that each of us has what it takes to use this persistent force to our advantageto create successful change in our lives.In Life changes: Using the Power of Change to Transform Your Life, Jennifer Lewis-Hall will help you explore your relationship to change and achieve the growth you want. Her interactive approach addresses everything from confronting infidelity to kicking the credit card habit, and incorporates personal life lessons, heartfelt letters and a 52-week journal to inspire your own trasnformations.As you read Life Changes you will learn to: let go of fear and adapt to changeuse the "Phases of Change" to acheive your goalsbreak down old barriers to successdevelop and track your own changes with the Life Changes Journal."With every breath," Jennifer reminds us, "there is an opportunity to begin again, to change and to grow."
Here are the proceedings of this conference in which attention was focused on the determinants of food choice. Choices such as why people eat what they eat and the difficulties in promoting good health through good nutrition in selected population groups.--[preface].