Category: Children

Children of the City: At Work and At Play by David Nasaw

By David Nasaw

The flip of the century used to be a time of explosive development for American towns, a time of nascent hopes and it sounds as if unlimited percentages. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this era in our social historical past from the vantage element of the youngsters who grew up then. Drawing on countless numbers of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished--and before unexamined--primary resource fabrics from towns around the state, he offers us with a hot and eloquent portrait of those youngsters, their households, their day-by-day lives, their fears, and their dreams.
Illustrated with sixty eight photos from the interval, many by no means earlier than released, Children of the City bargains a colourful protrait of a time whilst our towns and our grandparents have been younger.

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Aggression in Children and Youth by Vladimir J. Konečni (auth.), Dr. Robert M. Kaplan, Dr.

By Vladimir J. Konečni (auth.), Dr. Robert M. Kaplan, Dr. Vladimir J. Konečni, Dr. Raymond W. Novaco (eds.)

Human aggression is an engaging study subject, however it is of even more than educational value. To a wide volume, the standard of existence and even perhaps global survival rely on an sufficient knowing of human aggression. kin vi o­ lence (child battering and wife abuse), rape, attack, armed theft, homicide, terrorism, and struggle are all situations of assorted sorts of aggression. the facility to manage and keep watch over such acts may have a very important contribution to the advance of the standard of existence. competitive acts in young ones and adolescence have to be below­ stood for 3 significant purposes. First, such a lot Western cultures are witnessing an expanding involvement in violence by way of youths. moment, the competitive inclinations shaped early in lifestyles might set the tone for or give a contribution to grownup aggression. 3rd, the standard of early life and the formation of private­ ity are prompted via either the expression and inhibition of aggression. The legislation and keep an eye on of aggression in little ones and adolescence could have a profound impression at the institu­ tions of the kin and the academic process in addition to on society at huge. such a lot societies are devoted to keep­ ing concord and to supplying nonviolent suggestions to human difficulties and social clash. a great deal of wisdom has accrued approximately aggression and its law from empirical study, conception, and medical resources. end result of the social value of aggression, the research of human aggression in youngsters and early life has develop into a favored quarter for medical research.

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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

By Kenzaburō Ōe

Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is across the world acclaimed as probably the most vital and influential post-World conflict II writers, recognized for his robust bills of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his personal fight to return to phrases with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his "poetic strength [that] creates an imagined global the place existence and fantasy condense to shape a disconcerting photograph of the human main issue today."

His most well-liked booklet, a private topic is the tale of fowl, a annoyed highbrow in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered whilst his spouse supplies beginning to a brain-damaged baby.

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