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- Wiley 2007; US$ 79.95
Aimed at social scientists, this book discusses family policy in general and the New Federalism in particular, and experimental implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWOA) in the United States. Here, emphasis in family policy is shifted from a centralized entitlement approach to an exchange of personal... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 124.95
The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter Presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study Offers a human rights approach to disability and family life Informed by the newly adopted... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 38.95
The debate on abortion has tended to avoid the psychological significance of an unwanted pregnancy, dominated istead by the strong emotions the subject excites. Eva Pattis Zoja examines the thoughts that surround a woman's decision to end a pregnancy, and presents the challenging thesis that voluntary abortion can often be a violent and unconscious... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95
Revised and updated in light of the reissued Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance and the Children?s Act (2004), this concise guide will help health and allied professionals negotiate the complexities of child protection practice, with the aim of preventing abuse and neglect and protecting children from further harm once it has occurred.... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 30.95
The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
How does parental divorce affect children? This is the first book to focus exclusively on the relationship between growing up in a divorced family and offspring behavior in romantic relationships. Nicholas Wolfinger examines the effects of parental divorce on marriage timing and stability, mate selection and cohabiting relationships. 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 90.00
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of theoretical and empirical scholarship on how issues of human separateness, or independence, and issues of human connectedness, or interdependence, are played out in diverse cultural contexts. Despite agreement on the value of understanding culture and development in terms of independence and interdependence,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
An in-depth and multifaceted examination of the contemporary American family, this introductory handbook is the only one of its kind and presents a solid, authoritative overview. For anyone who thinks of the American family as still conforming to the Leave it to Beaver model, it's safe to say that the reruns are far out of step with reality. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00
An incisive, multidisciplinary look at the American family over the past 200 years, written by respected scholars and researchers. The tapestry of American families represents the best and worst our society has to offer, from the life-affirming rituals of weddings and family reunions to heart-wrenching social problems such as child abuse and adultery. more...