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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. The strong chapter selection looks at areas such as: education social policy and welfare reforms in the... 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...

  • Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babiesby Gail Landsman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives will prevail. 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...

  • Growing Up Fastby Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater; Niobe Way

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95

    In this book the authors examine in depth the lives of inner-city adolescent mothers, going beyond stereotypes to illuminate the diverse pathways to young adulthood taken by these young women. The different ways they respond to becoming a parent reflect a range of abilities, aspirations, and supports. Their often-creative solutions to living in poverty,... more...

  • The Media and Middle Class Momsby Lara J. Descartes; Conrad Kottak

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book insightfully reports that families struggle with, and make work/family... more...

  • Interwoven Livesby Thomas L. Whitman; John G. Borkowski; Deborah A. Keogh; Keri Weed; Keri Weed

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 51.95

    Despite a growing body of scholarship on the phenomenon of adolescent parenting, minimal attention has been given to investigating systematic changes in adolescent mothers' and their children's psychological functioning over time. This book reports on a longitudinal study conducted to examine the social and psychological consequences of teen parenting... more...