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- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
A distinguished Stanford law professor examines the steep decline in marriage rates among the African American middle class, and offers a paradoxical-nearly incendiary-solution. Black women are three times as likely as white women to never marry. That sobering statistic reflects a broader reality: African Americans are the most unmarried... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99
Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages?and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them?from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise. After reading an article about the thousands of baby girls languishing in Chinese orphanages, Bowen... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 26.00
The story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Early Years Centre for children and families, showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents. Includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, and studies charting developments in learning for both children and parents. more...
- Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00
This book examines womens experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive historical study of the experience of motherhood in the second half of the twentieth century. Motherhood is an area where a number of discourses and practices... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high. In the same way that women... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of vanity, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. In Veblens theory of conspicuous consumption, vanity is associated with the consumption... more...
- Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
An important contribution to the anthropology of gay kinship, ten years in the making. While the topic of gay marriage and families continues to be popular in the media, few scholarly works focus on gay men with children. Based on ten years of fieldwork among gay families living in the rural, suburban, and urban area of the eastern United States, Gay... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 29.95
This updated and expanded second edition continues the theme of the first edition: emphasizing the need to help adoptive parents understand some potentially challenging factors so they can deal with them positively and also comprehend the thinking process of their child. This book provides realistic and factual insight into the world of adoption. It... more...