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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of theoretical and empirical scholarship on how issues of human separateness, or independence, and issues of human connectedness, or interdependence, are played out in diverse cultural contexts. Despite agreement on the value of understanding culture and development in terms of independence and interdependence,... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 125.99
Eastern Europe has been recognized as a region that has experienced major socio-political and economic changes in the last decades. The impact of these transitions on families and their functioning has also been significant. Although understanding of families in different cultures in the last years has been considerably increased, little has been written... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
An in-depth and multifaceted examination of the contemporary American family, this introductory handbook is the only one of its kind and presents a solid, authoritative overview. For anyone who thinks of the American family as still conforming to the Leave it to Beaver model, it's safe to say that the reruns are far out of step with reality. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00
An incisive, multidisciplinary look at the American family over the past 200 years, written by respected scholars and researchers. The tapestry of American families represents the best and worst our society has to offer, from the life-affirming rituals of weddings and family reunions to heart-wrenching social problems such as child abuse and adultery. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 36.95
Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
The chapters in this volume were developed as a follow-up to the Summer Institute entitled "Continuity and Change: Family Structure and Process" conducted by the second Family Research Consortium. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a greater understanding of both the conceptual issues involved in the study of continuity and change in... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 137.00
The consequences of global aging will influence virtually all areas of life to be encountered in the 21st century, including the biological limits of healthy longevity, the generational contract and nature of family ties, the makeup of households and communities, symbolic representations of midlife and old age and attitudes toward disability and death.... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 33.95 US$ 29.99
The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their... more...