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  • The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives Third Editionby Jay Sokolovsky

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Analysing Familiesby Alan Carling; Simon Duncan; Rosalind Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    While the family and its role continues to be a key topic in social and government policy, much of the literature is concerned with describing the dramatic changes that are taking place. By contrast, Analysing Families directly addresses the social processes responsible for these changes - how social policy interacts with what families actually do.... more...

  • Working and Caring over the Twentieth Centuryby Julia Brannen; Peter Moss; Ann Mooney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    Increased longevity and better health are changing the nature of family life. In the context of changes in the world of work, increased divorce and a declining welfare state, multi-generation or 'beanpole families' are a potential resource for family support. Focusing on four-generation families and the two central careers of the life course - employment... more...

  • Communication, Race, and Familyby Thomas J. Socha; Rhunette C. Diggs

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 43.95

    This groundbreaking volume explores how family communication influences the perennial and controversial topic of race. In assembling this collection, editors Thomas J. Socha and Rhunette C. Diggs argue that the hope for managing America's troubles with "race" lies not only with communicating about race at public meetings, in school, and in the media,... more...

  • Social Services with Transgendered Youthby Gerald P. Mallon

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and religious... more...

  • Adoption: Changing Families, Changing Timesby Anthony Douglas; Terry Philpot

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95

    Adoption: Changing Families, Changing Times draws together contributions from all those with an interest in adoption: adopted people; birth parents and adoptive parents; practitioners and managers in the statutory and voluntary sectors; academics and policy makers. Chapters on research and policy are interspersed with those from people with first-hand... more...