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  • Is Marriage for White People?by Ralph Richard Banks

    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...

  • The Second Shiftby Arlie Hochschild; Anne Machung

    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...

  • What My Mother Gave Meby Elizabeth Benedict

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 1.99

    In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter?s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial... more...

  • Jessica Darling's It Listby Megan McCafferty

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2013; Not Available

    I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high: 1. My best friend had turned pretty. 2. She didn't know it yet. 3. It wouldn't be long before she did. 4. That knowledge would change everything between us. 5. And there wasn't a thing I could do about it. It's the first day of seventh... more...

  • Kinship and Genderby Linda Stone

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Does kinship still matter in today?s globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding ?yes!?, Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural gender... more...

  • Involving Parents in their Children's Learningby Margy Whalley

    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...

  • Modern motherhoodby Angela Davis

    Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book examines women’s 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...

  • Grandmothers at Workby Madonna Harrington Harrington Meyer

    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...

  • Vanity Economicsby C. S. Fan

    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 Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption, vanity is associated with the consumption... more...

  • Gender Policies in Japan and the United Statesby Joyce Gelb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    An acclaimed political scientist suggests that American feminists and policymakers can learn important lessons from the experiences of their Japanese counterparts. more...