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  • Making Sense of Motherhoodby Tina Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

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

  • Fathering and Child Outcomesby Eirini Flouri

    Wiley 2005; US$ 130.00 US$ 112.67

    Over the last twenty years it has become recognized that fathers play a crucial role in child development and subsequent adult status and behaviour. This book presents the state-of-the-art on fathering and its determinants. Based on original research into the effects that different styles of fathering can have on children, it explores the long and... 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...

  • Friendly Relations?by Pamela Cotterill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    Power relationships between men and women have been discussed extensively in feminist literature, but power relationships between women the significance of in-law relationships between women has largely been overlooked. There is very little positive imagery surrounding the role of the mother-in-law.; Why do myths about "interfering" mothers-in-law... more...

  • Love and Toilby Ellen Ross

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 49.99

    The feisty warm-hearted "mum" has long figured as a symbol of the working class in Britain, yet working-class history has emphasized male organizations such as clubs, unions, or political parties. Investigating a different dimension of social history, Love and Toil focuses on motherhood among the London poor in the late Victorian and Edwardian years,... more...

  • Parentingby Tom Luster; Lynn Okagaki

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Parenting: An Ecological Perspective was originally created in 1993 to answer questions such as: Why do parents differ markedly in the ways in which they care for their children? What factors contribute to individual differences in parenting behavior? The framework used for addressing these questions is the ecological perspective developed by Urie... more...

  • Adoption in Japanby Peter Hayes; Toshie Habu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...