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- Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 40.90
Explores the challenges of doing research with families and the key methods used. An essential resource for professionals and students in social work, welfare and anyone else who wants to use research to help facilitate change. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00
The Truth About Family Life is a concise guide to the existence of family life in society, both past and present. In clear, straightforward language it provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds. Personal testimonies and Fact Or Fiction?... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 75.00
The ancient practice of adoption has changed significantly through history. In colonial America, parents adopted out their unwanted children?those who were "rude, stubborn, and unruly"?to other families. Today, Americans go abroad looking for children to adopt, and have adopted more than a quarter million internationally. Adoption: A Reference... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 23.00
"I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me." Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers?or anyone who has been or loved a parent?unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and... more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 203.95
This book will describe in detail what it is like to be a parent in four different communities in England. The research data that are the basis for this description are interpreted in relation to a number of key factors, include: family social class, ethnic group, length of time on the neighbourhood and the presence of extended family locally. The... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00
Why is it that relationships with family members predict the quality of children's relationships outside the family? This volume discusses, from a variety of critical perspectives, several mechanisms that may account for continuities across family and peer relationships. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 130.00
Despite the fact that most people become parents and everyone who has ever lived has had parents, parenting remains a mystifying subject about which almost everyone has opinions, but about which few people agree. Striking permutations on the theme of parenting are emerging--single parenthood, blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus... more...