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Adoption

  • Authentically Engaged Familiesby Calvalyn G. (Grace) Day

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 28.95

    Create a plan to connect with every family! Connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This invaluable book offers strategies that will transform the experience for your students and their families, and lead to sustainable success. Through the author?s perspective as a parent,... more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • Heartlinesby Susannah McFarlane; Robin Leuba

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.17

    This is what happened the year I met my other mother. In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to Perth to resume her life having never seen her baby. After 10 days alone, the baby, is taken home, named Susannah, and made part of a wonderful family that loves her. The... more...

  • Policy Frames on Spousal Migration in Germanyby Laura Block

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 69.99

    Laura Block asks how liberal democracies manage torestrict migration in spite of liberal constraints. She analyses the politicaldebates surrounding spousal migration policies from 2005?2010 in Germany andreveals government strategies that restrict spousal migration while stayingwithin the discursive realm of individual rights. By circumscribing andscrutinising... more...

  • 201 Ways to Involve Parentsby Betty L. Boult

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 24.95

    Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students? Growth and Achievement Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. This book is packed with ready-to-use ideas to actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent... more...

  • Birthmothersby Merry Jones

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 6.99

    Birthmothers presents intimate and stirring accounts of more than seventy women who surrendered babies for adoption. It follows their lives long-term, from discovery of their pregnancies through the present, and identifies the Birthmother Syndrome?a pattern of behavior and emotions resulting from surrender. With heartwarming candor, Birthmothers... more...

  • Family Configurationsby Eric D. Widmer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Family Configurations develops current scholarship on families and intimate lives by demonstrating that family relationships, far from being fluid and inconsequential, are more structured and committed than ever. Based on a series of empirical studies carried out in the US and Europe, this volume reveals the diversity of family relationships that emerge... more...

  • Modern Couples?by Jenny van Hooff

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Have heterosexual relationships become more intimate and equal over the past forty years? Simply put, this is the central question underpinning this book. Within the context of late modern social processes, including most notably individualization and detraditionalization, authors such as Giddens, Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, and Bauman have come to focus... more...

  • Motherhood, Absence and Transitionby Trish Green

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The vast majority of academic texts on motherhood have focused on women?s experiences of the early years of mothering, while texts covering the topic of home-leaving have tended to privilege the young person's experience. Combining lively empirical material with an illuminating social-theoretical framework, Trish Green's book addresses the much neglected... more...

  • Children and Young People?s Relationshipsby Samantha Punch; Kay Tisdall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This book challenges the current state of childhood studies by exploring children and young people?s agency and relationships. It considers how recent theorisations of relationships and relational processes can move childhood studies forward, particularly in relation to re-thinking claims of children and young people?s agency and uncritical assertions... more...