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  • Family Day Careby Sue Owen; June Statham; Ann Mooney

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...

  • The Fragmenting Familyby Brenda Almond

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99

    Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important... more...

  • The Future of Childhoodby Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources... more...

  • Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualitiesby Emma Renold

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities takes an insightful and in-depth look at the hidden worlds of young children's sexualities. Based upon extensive group interviews and observation, the author illustrates how sexuality is embedded in children's school-based cultures and gender identities. From examining children's own views and experiences, the... more...

  • Growing up Globalby Cindi Katz

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Growing Up Global examines global change through children?s lives in two seemingly disparate places: New York City and Sudan.The book?s core is a study of children in a Sudanese village that was included in a state-sponsored agricultural program. Shifting her focus to working-class families in New York City, Cindy Katz exposes connections with the... more...

  • The Handbook of Children, Media and Developmentby Sandra L. Calvert; Barbara J. Wilson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 243.95

    The Handbook of Children, Media and Development brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental science, communication, and medicine to provide an authoritative, comprehensive look at the empirical research on media and media policies within the field. 25 newly-commissioned essays... more...

  • Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Beingby Brett Brown

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 49.95

    Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. This book reviews the progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. more...

  • Kids and Media in Americaby Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr; Victoria J. Rideout; Mollyanne Brodie

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 book was the first comprehensive national sample study of US young people's media use. more...

  • Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Childrenby Maya Gotz; Dafna Lemish; Hyesung Moon; Amy Aidman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers... more...

  • Mistress Ruby Ties It Togetherby Robin Shamburg

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Equal parts memoir, how-to and social satire, Mistress Ruby Ties it Together is a guided tour through New York's S underworld, where the author worked as a professional dominatrix to subsidize her writing career.  As Mistress Ruby, this former Catholic school girl took confessions from some of the country's most powerful men.  Within the sanctity... more...