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Parents. Parenthood

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  • To Grandmother's House We Go and Stayby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 80.00

    The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts of self and society. Leading psychologists, anthropologists, gerontologists, and sociologists present theoretical and empirical advances that forge links between the individual and the social aspects of aging. It is must reading for researchers... more...

  • The Courage To Be a Single Motherby Sheila Ellison

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Putting the Pieces Back Together Step One: I Do Love Myself Step Two: I Know What I Want Step Three: My Family Is Still Whole Step Four: I Can Choose Who I Am Four simple steps. A world of truth. At last, a source of compassion and support for divorced mothers facing the realities of raising children when their lives are at their most vulnerable and... more...

  • When Children Become Parentsby Anne Daguerre; Dr Corinne Nativel

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book explores, for the first time, the links between welfare state provision and teenage reproductive behaviour across a range of countries with differing welfare... more...

  • Parenting the Custodial Grandchildby Bert Hayslip; Patricia Kaminski

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 75.00

    Grandparents have long played important roles in the lives of their adult children and their grandchildren in our own as well as in many other cultures. Yet it has only been in the last 3 or 4 decades that grandparents have received the kind of academic scrutiny that other family members--especially mothers--have been receiving a century or more. This... more...

  • Contemporary Motherhoodby Lyn Craig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    In this timely book, Lyn Craig employs large-scale quantitative time-use data to provide a unique and comprehensive account of how parenthood affects daily life within households. Suggesting an explanation for why fertility rates are dramatically dropping, this book makes a significant contribution to the debate on contemporary motherhood. more...

  • Birthing a Motherby Elly Teman

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Birthing a Mother is the first ethnography to probe the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. In this beautifully written and insightful book, Elly Teman shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork among Jewish Israeli women, interspersed with cross-cultural... more...

  • Family Stories and the Life Courseby Michael W. Pratt; Barbara H. Fiese

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This edited book draws from work that focuses on the act of telling family stories, as well as their content and structure. The process of telling family stories is linked to central aspects of development, including language acquisition, affect regulation, and family interaction patterns. This book extends across traditional developmental psychology,... more...

  • Parents and Children Communicating with Societyby Thomas J. Socha; Glen Stamp

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    The volume opens a new frontier in parent-child communication research as it brings together veteran researchers and newcomers to explore the communication of parents and children as they create relationships outside the family. The chapters herein examine communication processes and problems of parents and children as they interact with childcare,... more...

  • The Fatherby Luigi Zoja

    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...

  • 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...