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  • Going it Alone?by Martina Klett-Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Are lone mothers 'going it alone' in late modernity? In this fascinating work, Martina Klett-Davies draws on interviews with 70 women to examine how they negotiate lone motherhood in Britain and Germany. She makes suggestions regarding paid employment, education and state benefits as well as policy recommendations for increasing the options... more...

  • The Book of Dadsby Ben George

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers?or anyone who has been or loved a parent?unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and... more...

  • Don't Bite Your Tongueby R. Nemzoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Parents make many sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. When children are older, wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. Increasing life spans mean that parents and children spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: letting go is not an option for families anymore. more...

  • The Awkward Spaces of Fatheringby Stuart C. Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, this book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers more...

  • Mothering the Selfby Stephanie Lawler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    A fresh start from which to consider the far-reaching implications of the mother-daughter relationship. This book draws on in-depth interviews with women who speak both as mothers and as daughters. more...

  • Absent Fathers?by Jonathan Bradshaw; Christine Skinner; Carol Stimson; Julie Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Discusses the social implications of absentee fathers. Provides a text for undergraduates in social policy and should also be important for professionals concerned with family breakdown and child support. more...

  • Rethinking Parent and Child Conflictby Susan Grieshaber

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Fatherby Luigi Zoja

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Argues that the father's role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history, it looks at the consequences of this along with the crisis facing parenthood today. more...

  • Making Sense of Motherhoodby Tina Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

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

  • Making Men into Fathersby Barbara Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

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