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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...

  • Adoptionby BARBARA A. MOE

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    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 Handbook,... 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...

  • Adoptive and Foster Parent Screeningby James L. Dickerson; Mardi Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00

    Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Black Fathersby Michael E. Connor; Joseph White

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    In the parlance of social psychology, social work, and urban social scientists, African American fathers have often been described as "absent," "missing," "non-residential," "non-custodial," "unavailable," "non-married," "irresponsible," and "immature." It is wondered why it is/was so difficult to find literature, research, and comments regarding positive... more...