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  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers... more...

  • Fragile Families and the Marriage Agendaby Lori Kowaleski-Jones; Nicholas Wolfinger

    Springer US 2006; US$ 49.95

    Many people see government involvement in family policy as a response to popular concerns that the American family is in a state of crisis. One of the primary concerns with ?fragile? families (one parent ? usually mother) is economic: Poverty rates for single mothers are several times that of two-parent families. Economic deprivation while growing... more...

  • Rethinking Parent and Child Conflictby Susan Grieshaber

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    The book draws from Foucault's notion of power-knowledge-resistance and feminist poststructuralism to offer a re-theorization of parent-child conflict. more...

  • Making Men into Fathersby Barbara Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Prominent gender studies scholars consider how institutional settings and policy shape new models of fatherhood. more...

  • Making Sense of Motherhoodby Tina Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    This 2005 book charts the social, cultural and moral contours of contemporary motherhood. more...

  • From Strength to Strengthby Pat Jewell; Prue Blackmore

    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...

  • Focus on Fatheringby Robin Sullivan

    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...

  • Fostering Nowby Ian Sinclair

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 38.95

    This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more...

  • Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmotherby Barbara Waterman

    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...

  • Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needsby Linda Roan-Yager; Nancy J. Whiteman

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 24.95

    This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more...