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Life transitions in America

Author: Francesco G Duina
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2014.
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We celebrate, talk about, and worry a great deal about transitions in life. Going to college, having a first child, losing a job, and retiring constitute just a few of the pivotal moments in the lives of many. Sociologists and psychologists have devoted considerable attention to life transitions. Yet we know very little about whether there exists a common thread to our understandings of life transitions in general.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco G Duina
ISBN: 9780745670621 0745670628 9780745670614 074567061X
OCLC Number: 856054952
Description: viii, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Discourse and transitions in life --
Starting college --
Getting married --
The first child --
Losing a job --
Surviving a life-threatening disease --
Divorce --
Parents' death --
Retirement --
Transitions in America.
Responsibility: Francesco Duina.
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