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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95
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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95
Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95
Luigi Zoja views the origin and evolution of the father from a Jungian perspective. He argues that the father's role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history - and looks at the consequences of this, along with the crisis facing fatherhood today. The Father will be welcomed by people from... more...