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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 235.95

    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 bring... more...

  • Reclaming Childhoodby Helene Guldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by commerce? or so we are told. Reclaiming Childhood confronts the dangerous myths spun about modern childhood. Yes, children today are losing out on many experiences past generations took for granted, but their lives have improved in so many other ways. This book exposes the stark consequences... more...

  • Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care Qualityby Gail L. Zellman; Michal Perlman; Vi Nhuan Le

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Assesses the validity of Qualistar Early Learning’s child-care quality rating and improvement system, which was designed to make child-care quality transparent and improve the quality of care in participating providers. more...

  • The Newborn as a Personby J. Kevin Nugent; Bonnie Petrauskas; T. Berry Brazelton

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00

    Advances in the fields of psychology and psychiatry have bolstered the perspective that infants are not the passive recipients of sensory stimulation as it was once thought. Built on T. Berry Brazelton s paradigm-shifting work on the individuality of infants, this book provides relevant information on the necessity for family-centered intervention... more...

  • Early Socialisationby Cara Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 64.50

    Early Socialisation looks at sociability and attachment and how they relate to emotional and cognitive development. Topics covered include: bonding, attachment, deprivation, separation and privation, as well as enrichment. Social and cultural variations are considered, and theories of attachment and loss are described and evaluated. more...

  • Endangered Daughtersby Elizabeth Croll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 66.95

    This unique and groundbreaking book seeks to re-focus gender debate onto the issue of daughter discrimination - a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world. It asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this emotive... more...

  • The Making of Citizensby David Buckingham

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Based on research conducted in Britain and the US, The Making of Citizens traces the dynamic complexities of young people's interpretations of news, and their judgements about the ways in which key social and political issues are represented. Rather than bemoaning young people's ignorance, he argues that we need to rethink what counts as political... more...

  • Shaping Childhoodby Roger Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    What part has religion played in the history of child-rearing? How do we persuade children to behave rationally and how should we exercise adult authority? What use do we make of their innocence and how do we cope with their sexuality? Has history left us with ideas about the child which make no sense in the prevailing conditions of the late twentieth... more...

  • Childhood Studiesby Jean Mills; Richard Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 58.95

    The nature of childhood, the consideration of whether a certain age denotes innocence or not, and the desire to teach good citizenship to our children are all issues commonly discussed by today's media. This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood: how this has been treated historically and how such a concept is developing... more...