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Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R580 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R42 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a duology consisting of Child and Adolescent Development (2nd ed.) and Adult Development and Ageing (2nd ed).

Owing to the topics covered, there is some overlapping, but this is relatively minimal.

Counseling Children (Hardcover, 9th edition): Charles L. Thompson, Donna A Henderson Counseling Children (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Charles L. Thompson, Donna A Henderson
R1,020 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R146 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. To help prepare you for your career, the authors translate theory into practice by focusing on the application of ideas and current knowledge. This easy-to-read guide includes useful strategies and case studies to provide you with a realistic look at the counseling field. It also presents a development approach to counseling that considers age and stage differences in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. The ninth edition includes 2014 ACA ethical standards, best practice guidelines, and fresh ideas that facilitate your understanding of the world of the child. Expanded coverage of children who have special concerns and of family interventions provides you with effective ways to deliver interventions across multiple settings.

Bolder - RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK (Hardcover): Carl Honore Bolder - RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK (Hardcover)
Carl Honore 1
R482 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R168 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

* BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'A joyously life-enhancing book [that] shatters the myths about ageing' Daily Mail Carl Honore captured the zeitgeist with his international sensation, In Praise of Slow. In Bolder, he introduces us to another rising movement: a revolution in our approach to ageing. Ageing is inevitable. In this time of longer lifespans, however, we have the potential to age better than ever before. Having travelled the globe to meet the pioneers who are redefining ageing, Carl Honore explores the cultural, medical and technological trends that will help us make the most of our longer lives. He shows us that the time has come to cast off prejudices and blur the lines of what is possible at every age. We can tear up the old script that locks us into learning in early life, working in the middle years and pursuing leisure with whatever time is left at the end. Instead, we can learn, work, rest, care for others, volunteer, create and have fun all the way through our lives. Bolder is a radical re-think of our approach to everything from education, healthcare and work, to design, relationships and politics. An essential and inspiring read to help all of us make ageing a bonus rather than a burden.

Watching the Leaves Dance - More Stories of People Living with Dementia (Paperback): Graham Stokes Watching the Leaves Dance - More Stories of People Living with Dementia (Paperback)
Graham Stokes
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
My Type on Paper (Paperback): Chloe Seager My Type on Paper (Paperback)
Chloe Seager 1
R200 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R36 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Maya is down in the dumps ... quite literally. She's just been pied off by her boyfriend before what was supposed to be their last romantic summer before heading off to Uni. Luckily help is at hand in the form of her friends, determined to hook her up with a fun summer romance, no strings attached. And with a summer job working at fancy new beach resort in town, how can she fail to meet the guy of her dreams? Hot weather, hot guys, hot summer romance... it's a dead cert. But with three perfect-on-paper guys to choose from, not to mention her snakey ex re-entering the picture, how will she know which guy to go for?

Senior Moments - The Perfect Gift for Those Who Are Getting On a Bit (Hardcover): Freddie  Green Senior Moments - The Perfect Gift for Those Who Are Getting On a Bit (Hardcover)
Freddie Green
R200 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R49 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You know you're having a senior moment when... ... you need a pen and paper just to order a round of drinks. Getting old? Join the club! This upbeat collection of all-too-common mishaps, sprinkled with quotes from wise old sages, will have you nodding in agreement and chuckling at all your lovable foibles.

The Revolution Generation - How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It's Too Late) (Hardcover): Josh Tickell The Revolution Generation - How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It's Too Late) (Hardcover)
Josh Tickell
R477 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R169 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the activist and Sundance Award-winning filmmaker of Fuel and Kiss the Ground comes an ambitious book showcasing the captivating stories of Millennial change-makers in order to empower and motivate today's young adults to rise up to their potential for greatness. With eye-opening research and inspiring interviews, The Revolution Generation is the first in-depth exploration of the world-changing activism and potential of people born between 1980 and 2000. Labeled Generation Y or Millennials, theirs is the first digitally fluent generation. From sex and dating, to parental relationships, to jobs and the economy, Millennials live within a dynamic interplay of technological advances and real world setbacks. Their connectivity and global awareness have created astonishing new opportunities, but have also come at a time of peril. According to the United Nations, today's youth face the ten largest global crises in human history (including the sixth major species extinction, a rapidly changing climate, and a worldwide refugee crisis). In no uncertain terms, the future of humanity rests on their shoulders. While these challenges may be daunting, Millennials are part of the largest, most educated, most digitally plugged-in generation to date and The Revolution Generation elucidates their often-overlooked strengths and shows how they can build a brighter, more sustainable and democratic future for themselves-and all of humanity. The Revolution Generation is also soon to be a full-length documentary featuring Bernie Sanders, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, and more.

When the Children Came Home - Stories of Wartime Evacuees (Paperback): Julie Summers When the Children Came Home - Stories of Wartime Evacuees (Paperback)
Julie Summers 1
R258 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R69 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On 1 September 1939 Operation Pied Piper bgan to place the children of Britain's industrial cities beyond the reach of the Luftwaffe. 1.5 million children, pregnant women and schoolteachers were evacuated in 3 days. A further 2 million children were evacuated privately; the largest mass evacuation of children in British history. Some children went abroad, others were sent to institutions, but the majority were billeted with foster families. Some were away for weeks or months, others for years. Homecoming was not always easy and a few described it as more difficult than going away in the first place. In When the Children Came Home Julie Summers tells us what happened when these children returned to their families. She looks at the different waves of British evacuation during WWII and explores how they coped both in the immediate aftermath of the war, and in later life. For some it was a wonderful experience that enriched their whole lives, for others it cast a long shadow, for a few it changed things for ever. Using interviews, written accounts and memoirs, When the Children Came Homeweaves together a collection of personal stories to create a warm and compelling portrait of wartime Britain from the children's perspective.

Super Human - The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever (Paperback): Dave Asprey Super Human - The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever (Paperback)
Dave Asprey
R430 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R118 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the creator of Bulletproof coffee and the bestselling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet comes a plan to bypass plateaus and 'up' your game at every age. Dave Asprey suffered countless symptoms of ageing as a young man, which sparked a lifelong burning desire to grow younger with each birthday. For more than twenty years, he has been on a quest to find innovative, science-backed methods to upgrade human biology and redefine the limits of the mind, body, and spirit. The results speak for themselves. Now in his forties, Dave is smarter, happier, and more fit and successful than ever before. In Super Human, he shows how this is level of health and performance possible for all of us. While we assume we will peak in middle age and then decline, Asprey's research reveals there is another way. It is possible to make changes on the sub-cellular level to dramatically extend life span. And the tools to live longer also give you more energy and brainpower right now. The answers lie in Dave's Seven Pillars of Ageing that contribute to degeneration and disease while diminishing your performance in the moment. Using simple interventions - like diet, sleep, light, exercise, and little-known but powerful hacks from ozone therapy to proper jaw alignment, you can decelerate cellular ageing and supercharge your body's ability to heal and rejuvenate. A self-proclaimed human guinea pig, Asprey arms readers with practical advice to maximize their lives at every age with his signature mix of science-geek wonder, candour, and enthusiasm. Getting older no longer has to mean decline. Now it's an opportunity to become Super Human.

It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed): Hillary Rodham Clinton It Takes a Village (Paperback, Ed)
Hillary Rodham Clinton
R256 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R85 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.

Dostadning - The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Paperback, Main): Margareta Magnusson Dostadning - The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Paperback, Main)
Margareta Magnusson 1
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dostadning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or using a failsafe system to stop you losing essentials, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important. Radical and joyous, eighty-something Margareta Magnusson's guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way. Dostadning was previously published in hardback as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback): Emily Margaretten Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback)
Emily Margaretten
R260 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-storey apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary notions of respect and support to forge an ethos of connection and care that allows them to live far richer lives than ordinarily assumed. Her discussion of gender dynamics highlights terms like nakana - to care about or take notice of another - that young women and men use to construct `outside' and `inside' boyfriends and girlfriends and to communicate notions of trust. Challenging the idea that Point Place's residents need `rehabilitation', Margaretten argues that these young men and women want love, secure homes and the means to provide for their dependents - in short, the same hopes and aspirations mirrored across South African society.

Out of Time (Paperback, Epub Edition): Miranda Sawyer Out of Time (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Miranda Sawyer 1
R253 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R67 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the hugely respected journalist Miranda Sawyer, a very modern look at the midlife crisis - delving into the truth, and lies, of the experience and how to survive it, with thoughtfulness, insight and humour. `You wake one day and everything is wrong. It's as though you went out one warm evening - an evening fizzing with delicious potential, so ripe and sticky-sweet you can taste it on the air - for just one drink ... and woke up two days later in a skip. Except you're not in a skip, you're in an estate car, on the way to an out-of-town shopping mall to buy a balance bike, a roof rack and some stackable storage boxes.' Miranda Sawyer's midlife crisis began when she was 44. It wasn't a traditional one. She didn't run off with a Pilates teacher, or blow thousands on a trip to find herself. From the outside, all remained the same. Work, kids, marriage, mortgage, blah. Days, weeks and months whizzed past as she struggled with feeling - knowing - that she was over halfway through her life. It seemed only yesterday that she was 29, out and about. Out of Time is not a self-help book. It's an exploration of this sudden crisis, this jolt. It looks at how our tastes, and our bodies, change as we get older. It considers the unexpected new pleasures that the second half of life can offer, from learning to code to taking up running (slowly). Speaking to musicians and artists, friends and colleagues, Miranda asks how they too have confronted midlife, and the lessons, if any, that they've learned along the way.

The Little Book of Senior Moments (Hardcover): Freddie  Green The Little Book of Senior Moments (Hardcover)
Freddie Green
R169 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You know you're having a senior moment when... ... you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether your marbles just need a spring clean or you've well and truly lost them!

Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa - A holistic approach (Paperback, 4td ed): Christiaan Bezuidenhout Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa - A holistic approach (Paperback, 4td ed)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
R495 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R61 (12%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

South Africa has a broad and complex history that has greatly influenced the unique, diverse and democratic country that we know today. One of the many challenges South Africa faces is crime, with those crimes committed by youthful offenders being the most distressing - it is sadly not unusual to hear of youths who have been involved in murder, rape or robbery. In addition, sexual offences among children are occurring more frequently, and the number of child victims of abuse and domestic violence is also on the rise. An added and escalating danger for children is falling prey to ruthless traffickers and being used as sex workers or slaves. Despite specific laws having been promulgated to protect them, many children are still growing up in unforgiving environments that never allow them the opportunity to develop morally according to the prescriptions of a democratic society. Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa addresses the complex and poorly understood phenomenon of youth misbehaviour. It discusses and analyses various theories on the nature and causes of deviant behaviour, and assesses them critically with regard to their applicability to South Africa. The book presents the relevant legal processes pertaining to young people, and reinforces theoretical explanations with research and real-world examples. The female youth offender is also discussed in depth in this edition. Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa is aimed at enabling both practitioners and students to address the plight of the South African youth in a constructive way so they can become part of creating a safer South Africa for all its people. Professor Christiaan Bezuidenhout holds a BA (Criminology), BA Honours (Criminology), MA (Criminology), DPhil (Criminology) and an MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of Oxford. He is currently attached to the Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, where he teaches psychocriminology, criminal justice and contemporary criminology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Longest Night (Paperback): Laura Watkinson The Longest Night (Paperback)
Laura Watkinson 1
R254 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A masterpiece of literary craft and concision; sparse, beautiful and hugely affecting - Daily Mail Since the liberation of the Netherlands, Emma Verweij has been living in Rotterdam, in a street which became a stronghold of friendships for its inhabitants during the Second World War. She marries Bruno, they have two sons, and she determines to block out the years she spent in Nazi Berlin during the war, with her first husband Carl. But now, ninety-six years old and on the eve of her death, long- forgotten memories crowd again into her consciousness, flashbacks of happier years, and the tragedy of the war, of Carl, of her father, and of the friends she has lost. In The Longest Night, his impressive, reflective new novel after News from Berlin, Otto de Kat deftly distils momentous events of 20th-century history into the lives of his characters. In Emma, the past and the present coincide in limpid fragments of rare, melancholy beauty. Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson

Monitoring Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality in South Africa - Strengthening Surveillance Strategies (Paperback): T.X.... Monitoring Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality in South Africa - Strengthening Surveillance Strategies (Paperback)
T.X. Maluleke, C. Hongoro, D. Labadarios, D.J. Ncayiyana, J. Freeman
R295 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R61 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the last decade, South Africa has made significant progress in reducing child and maternal mortality rates. Although progress has been made in improving levels of maternal and child morbidity and mortality, it is important to indicate that data used are based on varied sources and systems that sometimes yield conflicting data. South Africa has a well-established statistics system. However, not all deaths are registered and the quality of the cause-of-death information is often inadequate. The Improvement of Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance (MIMMS) project was initiated to address challenges, bottlenecks and short comings within the surveillance system that compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. Monitoring Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality in South Africa is a critical resource that gives insight to the current state of the existing surveillance system and how to strength strategies for monitoring maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

The Happiness Curve - Why Life Gets Better After Midlife (Paperback): Jonathan Rauch The Happiness Curve - Why Life Gets Better After Midlife (Paperback)
Jonathan Rauch 1
R326 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R101 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a well-documented U-shaped trajectory, a "happiness curve", declining from the optimism of youth into what's often a long, low trough in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s.

This isn't a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this downturn is instead a natural stage of life - and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, you can equip yourself with new tools of wisdom and gratitude to head positively into your later years.

And Rauch can testify to this personally - it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life - from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist - show how the ordeal of midlife malaise can reboot our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude.

Full of insights and eye-opening data, and featuring practical ways to endure the dip and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn't just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees.

Becoming Myself - A Psychiatrist's Memoir (Paperback): Irvin D. Yalom Becoming Myself - A Psychiatrist's Memoir (Paperback)
Irvin D. Yalom
R422 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Our Wisdom Years - Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets (Paperback): Charles Garfield Our Wisdom Years - Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets (Paperback)
Charles Garfield
R626 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Some of the most profound growth of our lives can happen in the home stretch, the years after age sixty or so. It's a time when we can finally crystallize the meaning of what we've been and done so far and fully expand into the self we've always intended to be, guided by the voice of the soul. But, says psychologist Charles Garfield, that can only happen if we first loosen the grip of the life we've led so far, the one that's been focused outwardly - on activity, achievement, and the idea of success - and let our souls lead the way. In Our Wisdom Years, he skillfully and practically guides readers through nine tasks that can transform the struggles of aging, bringing fulfillment, joy, and serenity. Drawing on the understandings that come from both his work as acclaimed "success guru" in the 1980s and the truths distilled from long-term work with those at the end of life, Garfield offers a fresh, uplifting vision of the wholeness that awaits us in our wisdom years. Our Wisdom Years is unique among books in the "conscious aging" genre in its understanding of how challenging it can be to make the shift from the ubiquitous values of drive and achievement that infuse our contemporary "success culture" to the inner orientation that gives richness to later life. Because of that, Garfield is well positioned to offer considerable expertise on retirement, its inner challenges for people leaving the work force, and the promise of transformation that can come with a turn from a focus on achievement to a focus on satisfaction. Filled with the author's insights and life experiences, the reader is taken through the nine tasks of transformation. Dr. Garfield shares how we can gracefully let go of the younger selves we've been and walk through the opening that keeps beckoning toward this soul-driven version of later life. He encourages us to take the risk of being fully alive as our years pass. This is no small task - aging is not for the faint of heart! The beautiful paradox of growing older is that none of the gifts of age are available without the kind of loss that forces us to confront mortality in a way we can't deny. In the face of loss, we're changed and expanded by truths that come from the heart, not the mind. We learn that we're more than our bodies, part of something much larger than we are; that love and kindness matter most of all.

As Big As It Gets (2nd edition) - Supporting a child when someone is seriously ill (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Winston's... As Big As It Gets (2nd edition) - Supporting a child when someone is seriously ill (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Winston's Wish 1
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Moral eyes - Youth and justice in Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa (Paperback): Sharlene Swartz, Anye Nyamnjoh,... Moral eyes - Youth and justice in Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa (Paperback)
Sharlene Swartz, Anye Nyamnjoh, Emma Arogundade, Jessica Breakey, Abioseh Bockarie
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

`Moral Eyes is based on interviews with university students in four African countries: Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Each country exemplifies a distinctive axis of discrimination and privilege-religion, language, ethnicity, and race-though with a good deal of intersectional overlap. The authors use the interviews to theorise about deep issues of injustice, history, and restitution. Through an emphasis on the historical dimension of contemporary injustice, they insightfully expand the familiar moral framework of victim-perpetrator-bystander to include `inheritors of unjust benefit' and `resisters'. They also reveal significant differences in how historical memory plays out in these four countries. Global North readers, of whom I hope there will be many, will derive great illumination from seeing familiar issues of social justice discussed in a wholly African context, including a diversity unlikely to be familiar to these readers. Moral Eyes is a wonderful book and an excellent contribution to the literature on moral education, social justice, and the moral character of transitions to a more just society.'

The Power of Discord - Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust... The Power of Discord - Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust (Hardcover)
Ed Tronick, Claudia M. Gold
R653 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This "profoundly wise" look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight) You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and pediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, it is actually crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discord they show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Tronick was one of the first researchers to show that babies are profoundly affected by their parents' emotions and behavior via "The Still-Face Experiment." His work, which brought about a foundational shift in our understanding of human development, shows that our highly evolved sense of self makes us separate, yet our survival depends on connection. And so we approximate, iteratively learning about one another's desires and intentions, and gaining confidence in the process as we correct the mistakes and misunderstandings that arise. Working through the volley of mismatch and repair in everyday life helps us form deep, lasting, trusting relationships, resilience in times of stress and trauma, and a solid sense of self in the world. Drawing on Dr. Tronick's research and Dr. Gold's clinical experience, The Power of Discord is a refreshing and original look at our ability to relate to others and to ourselves.

Aging Well - Living Long, Finishing Strong (Paperback): June Hunt Aging Well - Living Long, Finishing Strong (Paperback)
June Hunt
R119 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Victorian Town Child (Hardcover): Pamela Horn The Victorian Town Child (Hardcover)
Pamela Horn
R2,433 Discovery Miles 24 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As nineteenth-century Britain became increasingly urbanized and industrialized, the number of children living in towns grew rapidly. At the same time, Horn considers the increasing divisions within urban society, not only between market towns and major manufacturing and trading centers, but within individual towns, as rich and poor became more segregated.

During the Victorian period, public attitudes toward children and childhood shifted dramatically, often to the detriment of those at the lower end of the social scale--including paupers and juvenile delinquents. Drawing on original research, including anecdotes, first-hand accounts, and a wealth of photographs, The Victorian Town Child describes in detail the changing lives of all classes of Victorian town children, from those of prosperous business and professional families to working-class families, where unemployment and overcrowding were particular problems. Horn also examines the issues of juvenile labor and exploitation, how factory work and education were combined, how crime and punishment were dealt with among children, and the changes in health and infant death rates over the period.

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