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Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before

by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D.

The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high...


Population 10 Billion

by Danny Dorling

Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, the 2011 revision...


Amortality

by Catherine Mayer

Does your real age match the age you feel?

When do we reach middle age?

When, if ever, are we old?

The way we age and the way we perceive age has changed radically. As we embrace new experiences, relationships...


Pinched

by Don Peck

The Great Recession is not done with us yet. While the most acute part of the economic crisis is past, the recession's most significant impact on American life still lies in the future. The personal, social,...


Progress in Urban Geography (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Pacione

A substantial proportion of the world's population now live in towns and cities, so it is not surprising that urban geography has emerged as a major focus for research. This edited collection, first published...


Urban Problems and Planning in the Developed World (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Pacione

This edited collection, first published in 1981, presents a discussion of the urban problems faced in the developed world, and addresses the plans and policies devised by governments to solve them. Using a number...


Progress in Political Geography (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Pacione

Since the 1970s, the field of political geography has undergone a significant transformation, where new methodologies have been implemented to investigate the exercise of the power of the state within the urban...


Revising the Storm

by Geffrey Davis & Dorianne Laux

Cave Canem fellow's prize-winning collection speaks to masculinity, fatherhood, racial prejudice, and the ravages of the '80s urban crack epidemic.


European Immigration: A Sourcebook

by Anna Triandafyllidou & Ruby Gropas

Fully updated and containing chapters on the new EU member states and the attempt to form a common EU migration policy, this new edition of European Immigration: A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview...


Thirty Tomorrows

by Milton Ezrati

“This book is a forecast.”

Over the next three decades, the aging populations in America, Europe, and Japan will begin to threaten our way of life. The ever-increasing pool of retirees will burden relatively...


The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

by Paul Taylor & Pew Research Center

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values,...


Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century

by Monique W. Morris & Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Black Stats—a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans—is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating...


A Century and Some Change: My Life Before the President Called My Name

by Ann N Cooper & Karen G Bates

President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was “born just a generation past slavery; a...


The Work of Play: Child Psychotherapy in Contemporary Korea

by Sheena, Ph.D Nahm

The Work of Play is an anthropological ethnography of children's play therapy that examines the experiences of a group of female therapists who implemented new psychotherapeutic programs in South Korea. Drawing...


The New Zealand Family from 1840: A Demographic History

by D. Ian Pool, Arunachalam Dharmalingam & Janet Sceats

An authoritative demographic history of the New Zealand family from 1840–2005, this reference is a collection of statistics that interprets the changing role of the family and its members. Using detailed...


Dreaming Mobility and Buying Vulnerability: Overseas Recruitment Practices in India: Overseas Recruitment Practices in India

by S. Irudaya Rajan, V. J. Varghese & M. S. Jayakumar

In the alarming contemporary context of widespread corruption and fraudulence in the overseas labour recruitment system in India, this book attempts to understand the institution of emigration governance and...


The Future Population of the World: What Can We Assume Today

by Wolfgang Lutz

The highly acclaimed The Future Population of the World contains the most authoritative assessment available of the extent to which population is likely to grow over the next 50 to 100 years. The book provides...


Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development: Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development

The Politics of Population: Cairo 1994

by Stanley Johnson

The International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 represented a remarkable watershed. Not only did it produce an unprecedented degree of agreement among the 179 countries and thousands...


Young People, Class and Place

by Robert MacDonald, Tracy Shildrick & Shane Blackman

Under the weight of apparently growing consumer affluence, globalisation and post-modern social theory, many have proclaimed the declining significance of social class and place to young people's lives - and...