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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00
In Making Men into Fathers, prominent scholars in gender studies and the critical studies of men consider how institutional settings and policy shape the possibilities and constraints for new models of fatherhood. From different historical and societal perspectives, new insights into the studies of men as gendered subjects are provided. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
This book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of first-time motherhood in the Western world. It charts the social, cultural and moral contours of contemporary motherhood and engages with sociological and feminist debates on how selves are constituted, maintained and narrated. more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 130.00
Over the last twenty years it has become recognized that fathers play a crucial role in child development and subsequent adult status and behaviour. This book presents the state-of-the-art on fathering and its determinants. Based on original research into the effects that different styles of fathering can have on children, it explores the long and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95
Power relationships between men and women have been discussed extensively in feminist literature, but power relationships between women the significance of in-law relationships between women has largely been overlooked. There is very little positive imagery surrounding the role of the mother-in-law.; Why do myths about "interfering" mothers-in-law... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2004; US$ 49.95
From Strength to Strength is a practical, new resource for facilitators who are looking for a positive and optimistic approach and want to build on the strengths parents bring to their role. It aims to enhance emotional wellbeing in all family members, through the sharing of information and the creation of supportive community networks for parents. more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 29.95
Focus on Fathering discusses the fascinating, moving, and often contradictory role in which Australian men find themselves as fathers: ?What is a good father these days? ?What is it fathers provide that is so influential to a child?s development? ?Is fathering importantly different to mothering? ?Is it a role that a single mother or a substitute... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95
Parenting: An Ecological Perspective was originally created in 1993 to answer questions such as: Why do parents differ markedly in the ways in which they care for their children? What factors contribute to individual differences in parenting behavior? The framework used for addressing these questions is the ecological perspective developed by Urie... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95
The first book-length study of adoption in Japan, this impressive work tackles the innovative and sometimes controversial subject of the policies of adoption agencies in Japan. The book places special adoption in the context of a liberal reformist agenda that has challenged traditional concepts of the family through the efforts to place children with... more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 95.40
This work is a multi-disciplinary collection of essays from leading researchers and practitioners, exploring legal, ethical, social, psychological and practical aspects of surrogate motherhood in Britain and abroad. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 34.95
Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. more...