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  • Television Violenceby Author Unknown

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 119.00

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  • Coming to Careby Julia Brannen; June Statham; Ann Mooney

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 99.00

    This book provides fascinating insights into the factors that influence why people enter and leave care work, their motivations, understandings and experiences of their work and intersection of it with their family lives. more...

  • Children of the 21st Centuryby Prof. Shirley Dex; Professor Heather Joshi

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century, and their families. It is the first time that analysis of data from the hugely important Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study following the progress of the children and their families, has been drawn together in a single volume. The... more...

  • Politicising Parenthood in Scandinaviaby Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Professor Arnlaug Leira

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian welfare states - focusing on the relationship between parents and the state, and the ongoing renegotiations between the public and the private. more...

  • Children These Daysby Dr Nicola Madge

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    What is it like to be a child growing up in Britain these days? Is it a happy time, or is there too much to worry about? What are the best and worst aspects of being a child today? Children these days draws on the accounts of over two thousand children, and five hundred adults, to examine the present day meaning of childhood and its implications for... more...

  • Residential Care of Childrenby Mark E. Courtney; Dorota Iwaniec

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Residential Care of Children fills major gaps in knowledge about residential care of children, and is sure to inform ongoing debates within and between nations about the appropriate use of such institutions. This insight-filled book will be required reading for all child welfare scholars, particularly as international perspectives become increasingly... more...

  • City Survivorsby Anne Power

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 36.95

    This book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services. more...

  • The Handbook of Children, Media and Developmentby Sandra L. Calvert; Barbara J. Wilson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42

    The Handbook of Children, Media and Development brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental science, communication, and medicine to provide an authoritative, comprehensive look at the empirical research on media and media policies within the field. 25 newly-commissioned essays... more...

  • Reclaiming Childhoodby Helene Guldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by commerce? or so we are told. Reclaiming Childhood confronts the dangerous myths spun about modern childhood. Yes, children today are losing out on many experiences past generations took for granted, but their lives have improved in so many other ways. This book exposes the stark consequences... more...

  • The Newborn as a Personby J. Kevin Nugent; Bonnie Petrauskas; T. Berry Brazelton

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00 US$ 91.00

    Advances in the fields of psychology and psychiatry have bolstered the perspective that infants are not the passive recipients of sensory stimulation as it was once thought. Built on T. Berry Brazelton s paradigm-shifting work on the individuality of infants, this book provides relevant information on the necessity for family-centered intervention... more...