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Parents. Parenthood

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  • 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...

  • The Importance of Fathersby Alicia Etchegoyen; Judith Trowell

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    It is widely acknowledged that children need structure, security, stability and attachment to develop and flourish, and that the father is an important part of this. Issues such as high divorce rates, new family structures, increased mobility, women's liberation and contraception are very common in society. This book sets out to explore what has... 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...

  • The Psychology of Parental Controlby Wendy S. Grolnick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    What is parental control? Is it positive or negative for children? What makes parents controlling with their children, even when they value supporting children's autonomy? Are there alternatives to control and how might we apply them in important domains of children's lives, such as school and sports? This book addresses these and other questions about... more...

  • Who's Fit to be a Parent?by Mukti Jain Campion

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    In recent years the notion of parenting and parenthood have increasingly come under examination from the media and professionals and, in particular, government and politicians. More and more, parents are being held to account by society for their failure to deliver the sort of citizens it wants. But what are parents supposed to be doing ? Are there... more...

  • Good Enough Mothering?by Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    Currently, lone mothers and their children make up almost 20 per cent of families with dependent children in the UK, a threefold increase since 1970. Yet, while they are often cited by politicians as both a symptom and cause of social breakdown, relatively little is known of the causes, consequences and conditions of lone motherhood in Britain and... more...

  • Involved Fathering and Men's Adult Developmentby Rob Palkovitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    Involved Fathering and Men's Adult Development is an interdisciplinary book that synthesizes theoretical, empirical, and anecdotal writings from different fields and provides an analysis of extensive interviews with 40 fathers. Along with the exploration of the distinct contribution that fathers make to their children's development, the author pursues... more...

  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvementby Randal D. Day; Michael E. Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 95.00

    After decades of focusing on the mother's role in parenting, family studies researchers have turned their attention to the role of the father in parenting and family development. The results shed new light on childhood development and question conventional wisdom by showing that beyond providing the more traditional economic support of the family,... more...

  • Fathers and Sons in Athensby Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, however could not completely separate the politicals from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict, from patricide to murdering one's son, was a major public as well as a private theme. In a fascinating historical reappraisal, the author explores the consequences,... 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...