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  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fatherhood, Sport and Leisureby Tess Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    Fathering is a highly contested concept in popular, media, academic and policy discourses, yet in the areas of family studies and men?s studies the leisure component of family life is under-played. This book provides a long overdue and thorough investigation of the relationship between fatherhood, sport, and leisure. Fathering Through Sport... 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...