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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; 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...

  • 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...

  • Fathering Through Sport and Leisureby Tess Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    In Fathering through Sport and Leisure , an underrepresented and highly topical area of social study is examined. This is a book about fathers, and how we can understand fathers and their fathering practices better if we examine the role of sport and leisure in their relationships with their children and their partners. The author?s clear and interdisciplinary... more...

  • Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughtersby Michelle A. Miller-Day

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 130.00

    This volume examines communication processes within the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship, emphasizing an intergenerational perspective. Using observations of and extensive interviews with six sets of middle-income, Caucasian female family members, this book offers a heuristic account of intergenerational mother-daughter relational communication.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 49.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 51.95

    Presentg a longitudinal stdy of th social & Psychologicl consequences of teen parentg for bth parents & chldrn, ths bk uses bth Qualitative & quantitative analyses to shw diff outcome pattrns & recommnd social policy & intervntn prog. For scholars & pra more...