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Parents. Parenthood

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  • 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...

  • There When He Needs Youby Neil I. Bernstein; Brooke Lea Foster

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    Men want to be better fathers, and today they're trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before they've had a chance to change out of their suits. But many men aren't building the relationships with their sons that they'd hoped for. And sons are finding... more...

  • Marginalised Mothers: Exploring Working Class Experiences of Parentingby Val Gillies

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Successive moral panics have cast poor or socially excluded mothers - associated with social problems as diverse as crime, underachievement, unemployment and mental illness - as bad mothers. Their mothering practices are held up as the antithesis of good parenting and are associated with poor outcomes for children. Marginalised Mothers provides... more...

  • 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$ 119.95

    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...

  • Parent-Child Communication Outside the Familyby Thomas J. Socha; Glen Stamp

    Taylor and Francis 2009; 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...

  • 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...