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Parents, parenthood

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real... more...

  • The Awkward Spaces of Fatheringby Stuart C. Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, this book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers more...

  • Feminism and Motherhood in Western Europe, 1890-1970by Ann Taylor Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    According to Allen, motherhood and citizenship are terms that are closely linked and have been redefined over the past century due to changes in women's status, feminist movements, and political developments. Mother-child relationships were greatly affected by political decisions during the early 1900s, and the maternal role has been transformed over... more...

  • No Exitby Anne Alstott

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 15.99

    In order to create a more secure world for children and their parents, Anne Alstott argues, we must fundamentally change the way we think about parents' obligations to children - and about society's obligations to parents. She proposes a solution both pragmatic and controversial. more...

  • Parenthood in Americaby Lawrence Balter

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    This is the work of America's real authorities, the heavy hitters in psychology, health, sociology, anthropology, and family history. It aims to fill the gap between how-to books and specialized texts aimed at scholars. more...

  • Down Our Wayby Jacqueline Barnes

    Wiley 2007; US$ 198.00

    This book will describe in detail what it is like to be a parent in four different communities in England. The research data that are the basis for this description are interpreted in relation to a number of key factors, include: family social class, ethnic group, length of time on the neighbourhood and the presence of extended family locally. The... more...

  • There When He Needs Youby Neil I. Bernstein; Brooke Lea Foster

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    Men want to be better fathers, and today they're trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before they've had a chance to change out of their suits. But many men aren't building the relationships with their sons that they'd hoped for. And sons are finding... more...

  • Ex-Etiquette for Parentsby Jann Blackstone-Ford; Sharyl Jupe

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to... more...

  • Parenting and the Child's Worldby John G. Borkowski; Sharon Landesma Ramey; Marie Bristol-Power

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95

    Stimulated by the publication of The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris, Parenting and the Child's World was conceived around the notion that there are multiple sources of influence on children's development, including parenting behavior, family resources, genetic and other biological factors, as well as social influences from peers, teachers,... more...

  • Handbook of Parentingby Marc H. Bornstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Please see Volume I for a full description and table of contents for all four volumes. more...