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  • Who's Fit to be a Parent?by Mukti Jain Campion

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    Opens up the boundaries between professional and personal expertise on parenting to discuss definitions of parenthood and responsibilities. Essential reading for professionals working in this area and parents themselves. more...

  • Unsung Heroinesby Ruth Sidel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and social classes who became single through divorce, separation, widowhood,... more...

  • Motherhood and Disabilityby Dr Ora Prilleltensky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Unfortunate Objectsby Dr Tanya Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 134.00

    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...

  • Black Fathersby Michael E. Connor; Joseph White

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    The purpose of this book is to get beyond the African American father "invisiblity" syndrome and gloom and doom pathology oriented labels, and tell another side of the story about the power of fathering in the African American experience. The audience fo more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 65.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.00

    Clinical psychologist Mardi Allen and James Dickerson, a former social worker who has placed hundreds of children into adoptive and foster homes, have combined the best of psychology and social work experience into a definitive guide for screening adoption and foster home applicants. more...

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthoodby Helen Holgate; Roy Evans; Francis K.O. Yuen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    The debate of teenage pregnancy and parenthood continues to be a topical media and political issue, and a contested policy area. Covering the controversial issues, this book contributes to the debate, filling the gap in the current market. 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...

  • Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needsby Hedy Cleaver; Don Nicholson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. more...