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  • Fragile Families and the Marriage Agendaby Lori Kowaleski-Jones; Nicholas H. Wolfinger

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 49.95

    Economic deprivation while growing up has been linked to poor physical health, reduced intellectual ability, and academic achievement. This volume explores issues related to fragile families, covering legal and theoretical perspectives, causes and consequences of offspring wellbeing, and the aspect of father's importance to the "fragile families." more...

  • For Moral Ambiguityby Michael J. Shapiro

    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...

  • Marriage and the Economyby Shoshana A. Grossbard; Jacob Mincer

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the impact of marriage on employment, productivity, savings, and government programs. more...

  • Marriage in Seventeenth-Century English Political Thoughtby Dr Belinda Roberts Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 118.00

    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...

  • Love, Marriage, and Family Ties in the Later Middle Agesby I. Davis; M. Muller; S. Rees Jones

    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...

  • Governments and Marriage Education Policyby Dr Elizabeth van Acker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Forsaking All Othersby Charles F. Robinson

    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...

  • Analysing Familiesby Alan Carling; Simon Duncan; Rosalind Edwards

    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...

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