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  • Motherhood and Disabilityby Dr Ora Prilleltensky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    This book explores the intersection between motherhood and physical disability. It is based on a study that focused on the lived experiences of women with physical disabilities, mothers and non-mothers. What meaning does motherhood have for these women? What is it like for them? What messages do they receive about themselves as women, with or without... more...

  • The Importance of Fathersby Alicia Etchegoyen; Judith Trowell

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    It is widely acknowledged that children need structure, security, stability and attachment to develop and flourish, and that the father is an important part of this. Issues such as high divorce rates, new family structures, increased mobility, women's liberation and contraception are very common in society. This book sets out to explore what has... more...

  • Unfortunate Objectsby Dr Tanya Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 141.00

    This book analyzes how poor eighteenth-century London women coped when they found themselves pregnant, their survival networks and the consequences of bearing an illegitimate child. It does so by exploring the encounters between poor women and the parish as well as London's lying-in hospitals and the Foundling Hospital. It suggests that unmarried mothers... more...

  • Lone Mothers, Paid Work and Gendered Moral Rationalitieby Simon Duncan; Rosalind Edwards

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 68.00

    Why are most British lone mothers unemployed? And is 'welfare to work' the right sort of policy response? This book provides an in-depth analysis of how lone mothers negotiate the relationship between motherhood and paid work. It focuses on social capital in different neighbourhoods, local labour markets and welfare states. more...

  • Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiencesby Gary Clapton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more...

  • Adoptive and Foster Parent Screeningby James L. Dickerson; Mardi Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00

    Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social... more...

  • Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproductionby Susan Markens

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front?surrogate motherhood?in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how... more...

  • When Boys Become Parentsby Mark S. Kiselica

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    After school specials about teenage pregnancy abound. Whether in television or in society, the focus tends toward young girls coping with all of the emotional and physical burdens of pregnancy but rarely is the perspective of the teenage fathers portrayed. In this informative book, Mark S. Kiselica draws on his many years of counseling teenage... more...

  • Supporting Young Parentsby Ian Warwick; Abigail Knight; Elaine Chase; Peter Aggleton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more...

  • Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughtersby Karen Fingerman

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 79.00

    "As far as I am aware, there is no other scholarly book on adult mother/daughter relationships, particularly one that incorporates data from pairs of mothers and daughters...I believe that the contents provide useful material for instructors, researchers, and therapists alike.". - Rosemary Blieszner, PhD. Professor of Gerontology and Family... more...