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- Springer US 2006; US$ 49.95
Many people see government involvement in family policy as a response to popular concerns that the American family is in a state of crisis. One of the primary concerns with ?fragile? families (one parent ? usually mother) is economic: Poverty rates for single mothers are several times that of two-parent families. Economic deprivation while growing... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50
Under the banner of family values, a war of more than words is being waged. At stake is the control of contemporary national culture?and the consciousness of succeeding generations. Michael J. Shapiro enters the fray with this galvanizing book, which exposes the assumptions, misconceptions, and historical inaccuracies that mark the neoconservative... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00
This study traces the decline of marriage as a metaphor for political authority, subjection, and tyranny in Seventeenth-century political thought. An image that bound consent and contract with divine right absolutism, and irrevocably connected royal prerogatives with subjects' liberties, its disappearance in the middle decades of the century coincided... more...
- Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 84.00
This volume addresses the current fashion for research on the family and domesticity in the past. It draws together work from various disciplines - historical, art-historical and literary - with their very different source materials. The volume considers the various affective relationships within and around the family and the manner in which those... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
This book examines the role governments play in managing policy challenges such as religion, romance, gender relations, same-sex marriages and privacy protection in response to social changes in marriage. Elizabeth van Acker asks whether governments can or should intervene in this personal sphere. more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 32.00
In Opportunity Lost, Marcus D. Pohlmann examines the troubling issue of why Memphis city school students are underperforming at alarming rates. His provocative interdisciplinary analysis, combining both history and social science, examines the events before and after desegregation, compares a city school to an affluent suburban school to pinpoint... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95
While the family and its role continues to be a key topic in social and government policy, much of the literature is concerned with describing the dramatic changes that are taking place. By contrast, Analysing Families directly addresses the social processes responsible for these changes - how social policy interacts with what families actually do.... more...