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Women Coming of Age

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Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over 60 are contributing to the current climate of societal change and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women’s experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide:
Older women, power and the body.
Older women, economic power and consumerism.
The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment?
Older women, leadership and encore careers.
Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire.
Lesbians over 60: Newer every day.
Clinical interventions to empower older women.


Techniques for Evaluating Training Programs

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Rehabilitation is a concept which has assumed an increasingly influential role within the helping professions over the past several decades. In alignment with this trend has ben the establishment of short-erm training programs designed to met certain manpower needs.


Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullai

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Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus.Mullainathan and Shafir discuss how scarcity affects our daily lives, recounting anecdotes of their own foibles and making surprising connections that bring this research alive. Their book provides a new way of understanding why the poor stay poor and the busy stay busy, and it reveals not only how scarcity leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.


Women and Aging: An International, Intersectional Power Perspective

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These are paradoxical times to be an older woman. As individual older women take the stage as role models in the arts and the public sphere, female elders as a group are marginalized as dependent, declining and unimportant.Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over 60 are contributing to the current climate of societal change and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women’s experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide:
Older women, power and the body.
Older women, economic power and consumerism.
The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment?
Older women, leadership and encore careers.
Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire.
Lesbians over 60: Newer every day.
Clinical interventions to empower older women.
A significant advance in feminist research, Women and Aging brings path-breaking perspectives to scholars in women’s studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work and human development, whether they study women who have overcome barriers or those who need support in changing the rules.


Understanding Social Entrepreneurship – The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World

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“Understanding Social Entrepreneurship is the leading textbook that provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools, and techniques of entrepreneurship into the social sector to present innovative solutions to todayís vexing social issues. Kickul and Lyons cover all the key topics relevant to social entrepreneurship, including a detailed examination of each of the steps in the entrepreneurial process.
This edition includes several new features:
? new international cases and examplesóproviding students with a broader understanding of social entrepreneurship globally;
? updated ëvoices from the fieldí boxesóthis popular feature shows how social entrepreneurship functions in the real world; and
? four new chaptersócovering the emerging topics of lean start-up, support ecosystems, social intrapreneurship, and social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
Bringing together a rigorous theoretical foundation and a strong practical focus, it is the go-to resource for students of social entrepreneurship. The companion website includes an instructorís manual, PowerPoint slides, and other tools to
provide additional support for students and instructors”