The volume is split into two sections: the first contains theoretical perspectives with some reference to methodological issues. The second deals with research on topics with which the authors have been associated for many years now. In many cases, the contents of the book draws upon and takes forward work the authors have been doing for a long time; in others, new ideas and insights have been introduced. Collectively, the research covers a
large portion of the world and provides excellent cross-cultural perspectives, backed at
many places by strong empirical data.