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Parents, parenthood

  • Absent Fathers?by Jonathan Bradshaw; Christine Skinner; Carol Stimson; Julie Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Much has been written and debated on lone mothers. However little has been discussed about non-resident fathers. Absent Fathers is part of a growing literature on men and masculinities and takes this debate further. Drawn from one of the best social policy units in the UK and results from the current ESRC Programme on Population and Household Change,... more...

  • Adoption: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby Barbara Moe

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 75.00

    The ancient practice of adoption has changed significantly through history. In colonial America, parents adopted out their unwanted children?those who were "rude, stubborn, and unruly"?to other families. Today, Americans go abroad looking for children to adopt, and have adopted more than a quarter million internationally. Adoption: A Reference... more...

  • Adoption in Japanby Peter Hayes; Toshie Habu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    The first book-length study of adoption in Japan,†this impressive work†tackles the innovative and sometimes controversial subject of the policies of adoption agencies in Japan.†The book†places special adoption in the context of a liberal reformist agenda that has challenged traditional concepts of the family through the efforts to place children with... more...

  • Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughtersby PhD Karen L. Fingerman

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 87.99

    žAs 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.Ó - Rosemary Blieszner, PhD Professor of Gerontology and Family Studies... more...

  • Augusta, Goneby Martha Tod Dudman

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 23.00

    "I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me." Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first... more...

  • The Awkward Spaces of Fatheringby Professor Stuart C Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Societal notions of fathers have evolved from the distant breadwinner through genial dad and masculine role model to today's equal co-parent. This book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers. Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular... more...

  • Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiencesby Gary Clapton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more...

  • Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmotherby Barbara Waterman

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 34.95

    Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. more...

  • The Book of Dadsby Ben George

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers?or anyone who has been or loved a parent?unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and... more...

  • Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needsby Linda Roan-Yager; Nancy J. Whiteman

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 24.95

    This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more...