The Natashas: The Horrific Inside Story of Slavery, Rape, and Murder in the Global Sex Trade

The Natashas: The Horrific Inside Story of Slavery, Rape, and Murder in the Global Sex TradeOn the black market, they’re the third most profitable commodity, after illegal weapons and drugs. The only difference is that these goods are human, to their handlers they are wholly expendable. They are women and girls, some as young as twelve, from all over the Eastern Bloc, where sinister networks of organized crime have become entrenched in the aftermath of the collapse of the Communist regimes.In Israel, they’re called Natashas, whether they’re actually from Russia, Bosnia, the Czech…

Children in the Global Sex Trade

Children in the Global Sex TradeThis compelling new book explores the complexities of the global child sex industry, but without falling into cliche and melodrama. Julia O’Connell Davidson draws attention to the multitude of ways in which children become implicated in the sex trade, and the devastating global political and economic inequalities that underpin their involvement. She sensitively unpicks the relationship between different aspects of the sexual exploitation of children, including trafficking, prostitution and porno…

Childhood in a Global Perspective

Childhood in a Global PerspectiveThe second edition of this compelling and popular book offers a unique global perspective on children’s lives throughout the world. It shows how the notion of childhood is being radically re-shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization. Taking an engaging historical and comparative approach, the book explores social issues such as how children are constituted as raced, classed and gendered subjects; how children’s involvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalism and …

American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a TeenBecoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more: Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body t…

Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children (Contemporary Social Issues)

Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children (Contemporary Social Issues)One million people are trafficked into the sex industry each year.  In this timely and provocative study, Kathryn Farr documents the macro and micro impact of trafficking women and children into this industry on a global scale.  Farr looks not only at the victims themselves, but also at the sex trade’s main players, organized crime structure, economic conditions, and role in which various militaries perpetuate its demand. Sex Trafficking can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociolo…

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple IntelligencesDoes your child have a favorite subject, activity, or hobby? Children learn in multiple ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique areas in each of our children where learning and creativity seem to flow with special vigor.In this fully updated classic on multiple intelligences, Armstrong sheds new light on the “eight ways to bloom,” or the eight kinds of “multiple intelligences.” While everyone possesses all eight int…

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track. Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don’t have to be. Top academic counselor Ana Homayoun has helped turn even the most disorganized, scattered, and unfocused boys into successful young people who consistently meet their personal and academic challenges. She does this by getting back to basics- -starting with a si…

Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, In the Deserts of the Old World

Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, In the Deserts of the Old WorldAncient humans were peaceful – modern violence is avoidable. That’s the basic message contained in “Saharasia”, a controversial “marriage of heresies” over 10 years in the making. It will change forever your way of looking at the world, your home culture, and current events. Saharasia constitutes a revolutionary new discovery on a geographic pattern to global human behavior as deeply embedded within the scientific literature of anthropology, history and archaeology. It covers issues and events w…

In Our House: Perception vs. Reality

In Our House: Perception vs. RealityThis chilling true story of a successful family reveals the hidden reality behind appearances. Colin is a brilliant, handsome, and charming man to the outside world, recruited by both the CIA and IBM. With all his success, the perception is that he has it all. The reality is a hellish nightmare of atrocious verbal and physical abuse for his beautiful wife, Alley, and their six children. Just when Alley feels most helpless to protect her children from Colin’s constant attacks, three mysteri…

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing WorldThis volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships Includes a stellar cast o…