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  • Maternal Desireby Daphne de Marneffe

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Supermom is at the end of her rope. "Maternal Desire" shows mothers who work a full-time job and take care of their family that there is another way. The author explores maternal enjoyment as she does maternal anxiety, and offers not just understanding but the exhilaration of seeing a universal frustration discussed clearly for the first time. more...

  • Don't Bite Your Tongueby R. Nemzoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Parents make many sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. When children are older, wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. Increasing life spans mean that parents and children spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: letting go is not an option for families anymore. more...

  • The Awkward Spaces of Fatheringby Stuart C. Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, this book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers more...

  • The Book of Dadsby Ben George

    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...

  • Opting Out?by Pamela Stone

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Noting a phenomenon that might seem to recall a previous era, The New York Times Magazine recently portrayed women who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as "opting out." But, are high-achieving professional women really choosing to abandon their careers in order to return home? This provocative study is the first to tackle this... more...

  • The Monster Withinby Barbara Almond

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Mixed feelings about motherhood?uncertainty over having a child, fears of pregnancy and childbirth, or negative thoughts about one?s own children?are not just hard to discuss, they are a powerful social taboo. In this beautifully written book, Barbara Almond brings this troubling issue to light. She uncovers the roots of ambivalence, tells how it manifests... more...

  • Hands of My Fatherby Myron Uhlberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.00

    By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg?s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents?and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. ?Does sound have rhythm?? my father asked. ?Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does it come and go like the wind?? Such... more...

  • The Parenting Skills Treatment Plannerby Sarah Edison Knapp; Arthur E. Jongsma

    Wiley 2010; US$ 60.00

    The Parenting Skills Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. A critical tool for mental health professionals addressing today's complex family structures and the... more...

  • Down Our Wayby Jacqueline Barnes

    Wiley 2007; US$ 198.00

    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...

  • Mothering the Selfby Stephanie Lawler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The mother-daughter relationship has preoccupied feminist writers for decades, but typically it has been the daughter's story at centre-stage. Mothering the Self brings together these maternal and daughterly stories by drawing on in-depth interviews with women who speak both as mothers and as daughters. This study examines the ways in which these... more...