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- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 46.00
Tackles the assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. This book considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. It charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family, and more. more...
- SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 40.00
A timely student-orientated textbook introducing the main concepts, theories and research methods needed to study the family. Adopting a global perspective and containing plenty of critical pedagogy (case-studies, think points, key words, glossary) it's ideal for courses studying the family across the social sciences. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address these challenges using varied perspectives and approaches:... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00
Interest in sociological study of the body, theoretically and empirically, has increased dramatically in the 1990s. This book builds on this work by bringing together exciting and stimulating research which examines the social and cultural processes involved in the construction of gendered bodies and sexual practices. Contributors explore these issues... more...
- Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95
The changing nature of families, their enduring and multi-faceted significance in society, and their value as a focus for the exploration of social change have ensured that families have remained a prominent focus of academic enquiry. Acknowledging the increasing diversity and complexity of families, this innovative book proposes a new conceptual framework... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95
Interdependency and Care over the Lifecourse draws upon theories of time and space to consider how informal care is woven into the fabric of everyday lives and is shaped by social and economic inequalities and opportunities. The book comprises three parts. The first explores contrasting social and economic contexts of informal care in different... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00
The chapters in this book illustrate, from a number of different perspectives, the ways in which power is located and articulated through gendered negotiations and acted out within the changing and differing setting of the household. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides a theoretical, historical and philosophical setting,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 37.95
Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more...