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- The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00
From the end of the Revolution until 1851, the Virginia legislature granted most divorces in the state. It granted divorces rarely, however, turning down two-thirds of those who petitioned for them. Men and women who sought release from unhappy marriages faced a harsh legal system buttressed by the political, religious, and communal cultures of southern... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 18.99
For many divorced women, the prospect of reentering the dating game is a daunting one. Too often they are afraid of another failure and of not being able to get past their own feelings of inadequacy. This fear of intimacy with another man keeps many single mothers from sticking their toes back in the relationship waters. The challenges of raising... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
The divorce rate has been rising significantly throughout the twentieth century. By interweaving the historical, demographic, sociological, legal, political and policy aspects of this increase, Colin Gibson explores the effects it has had on family patterns and habits. Dissolving Wedlock presents a multi-disciplinary examination of all the socio-legal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 100.00
Many books deal with divorce and its aftermath -- some deal with the impact of divorce on children and families, others with the legal or sociological aspects of divorce, and a few focus on divorced mothers and fathers. Most of these books are characterized by their practical orientation toward the issues and problems posed by divorce. None of these,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95
Cruelty and Companionship is an account of the intimate but darker sides of marriage in Victorian and Edwardian England. Hammerton draws upon previously unpublished material from the records of the divorce court and magistrates' courts to challenge many popular views about changing family patterns. His findings open a rare window onto the sexual... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 13.95
As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden?s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden?s riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 19.95
Good news and practical guidance for those struggling with the legacy of divorce This realistic, positive book offers a refreshingly upbeat prognosis and practical guidance for adults whose parents divorced during their childhoods--and for the more than one million children each year living in newly divorced households. Drawing on years of... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 13.00
?I feel like I?ve joined an enormous club, something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are weary with battle fatigue and sometimes even gripped by nostalgia for the good old, bad old days, but our numbers are large,? writes Theo Pauline Nestor in this wry, fiercely honest chronicle of life after divorce. Less than an hour after confronting her... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
The author explores gender relations, marriage and divorce in medieval Islamic society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italy's recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long story behind that struggle has remained largely unfamiliar. Using the debates over divorce as a lens, this book is a study of the quest to modernize Italy, Italians, and Italian marriage. more...