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Parents. Parenthood

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  • Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthoodby Helen Holgate; Roy Evans; Francis K.O. Yuen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    The debate of teenage pregnancy and parenthood continues to be a topical media and political issue, and a contested policy area. Covering the controversial issues, this book contributes to the debate, filling the gap in the current market. The strong chapter selection looks at areas such as: education social policy and welfare reforms in the... more...

  • Adoptive and Foster Parent Screeningby James L. Dickerson; Mardi Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00

    Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social... more...

  • Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babiesby Gail Landsman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives will prevail. more...

  • Growing Up Fastby Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater; Niobe Way

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95

    In this book the authors examine in depth the lives of inner-city adolescent mothers, going beyond stereotypes to illuminate the diverse pathways to young adulthood taken by these young women. The different ways they respond to becoming a parent reflect a range of abilities, aspirations, and supports. Their often-creative solutions to living in poverty,... more...

  • The Media and Middle Class Momsby Lara J. Descartes; Conrad Kottak

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book insightfully reports that families struggle with, and make work/family... more...

  • Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughtersby Karen Fingerman

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 79.00

    "As far as I am aware, there is no other scholarly book on adult mother/daughter relationships, particularly one that incorporates data from pairs of mothers and daughters...I believe that the contents provide useful material for instructors, researchers, and therapists alike.". - Rosemary Blieszner, PhD. Professor of Gerontology and Family... more...

  • Fatherhood, Sport and Leisureby Tess Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    Fathering is a highly contested concept in popular, media, academic and policy discourses, yet in the areas of family studies and men?s studies the leisure component of family life is under-played. This book provides a long overdue and thorough investigation of the relationship between fatherhood, sport, and leisure. Fathering Through Sport... more...

  • Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproductionby Susan Markens

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front?surrogate motherhood?in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how... more...

  • Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiencesby Gary Clapton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more...

  • Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needsby Hedy Cleaver; Don Nicholson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. more...