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- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00
In this insightful book, celebrated research psychologist and couples counselor John Gottman plumbs the mysteries of love and shares the results of his famous ?Love Lab?: Where does love come from? Why does some love last, and why does some fade? And how can we keep it alive? Based on laboratory findings, this book shows readers how to identify signs,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95
From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world?s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for your child during and after separation or divorce. Recent research clarifies why parents?fathers as much as mothers?are so crucial to children... more...
- Thorogood Publishing 1998; US$ 175.00
This consultation paper considers options for reform of the current law in relation to the property and financial rights of cohabiting couples (either opposite-sex or same-sex couples) when a relationship ends. Although the paper does discuss the situation in relation to when one of the partners dies, it focuses on whether a new scheme is needed to... more...