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  • 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$ 24.49

    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...

  • Parenthood between Generationsby Siân Pooley; Kaveri Qureshi

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Recent literature has identified modern 'parenting' as an expert-led practice ? one which begins with pre-pregnancy decisions, entails distinct types of intimate relationships, places intense burdens on mothers, and increasingly on fathers too. Exploring within diverse historical and global contexts how men and women make ? and break ? relations between... 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...

  • Triunfa en el Amorby Óscar Durán Yates

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 6.99

    Éste no es el típico libro sobre cómo conquistar a tu pareja, es mucho mejor, te expone los secretos psicológicos de las relaciones y los principios fundamentales que necesita cualquier persona que quiera tener éxito en el amor .  Con la ayuda de algunos principios científicos profundiza en tu mente y en tu corazón para que ensanches tu visión... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...