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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Going it Alone?by Ms Martina Klett-Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Are lone mothers 'going it alone' in late modernity? In this fascinating work, Martina Klett-Davies examines how women negotiate lone motherhood in Britain and Germany. She draws on interviews with 70 unmarried lone mothers living on state benefits in inner city areas to examine the complexity and diversity of their lives, the ways in which they try... more...

  • The International Handbook of Stepfamiliesby Jan Pryor

    Wiley 2008; US$ 110.00

    Written by contributors from around the world, The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments is a collection of research, legal, and clinical recommendations that fills a growing need for complex, re-formed families. Using the information in this book, which includes contemporary research... 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...

  • Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon Englandby Mary Dockray-Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 110.00

    Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England sifts through the historical evidence to describe and analyze a world of violence and intrigue, where mothers needed to devise their own systems to protect, nurture, and teach their children. Mary Dockray-Miller casts a maternal eye on Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , and Beowulf to reveal mothers... more...

  • Mothering the Selfby Stephanie Lawler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The mother-daughter relationship has preoccupied feminist writers for decades, but typically it has been the daughter's story at centre-stage. Mothering the Self brings together these maternal and daughterly stories by drawing on in-depth interviews with women who speak both as mothers and as daughters. This study examines the ways in which these... 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...