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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fathers and Sons in Athensby Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, however could not completely separate the politicals from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict, from patricide to murdering one's son, was a major public as well as a private theme. In a fascinating historical reappraisal, the author explores the consequences,... more...