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  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • Child Free and Loving It!by Nicki Defago

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 14.99

    Childfree and Loving It! is a broad and definitive exploration of non-parenthood, challenging the myths of parenthood and boldly proclaiming the joys of a childfree life. ?The responsibility of parenthood is overwhelming and incredibly stressful. And it?s for life. Don?t give up a pleasant life for a life of unpaid drudgery. Your standard of living... more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    The vast changes in family life--the rise of single, same-sex, and two-paycheck parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that... more...

  • Constructing and Reconstructing Childhoodby Allison James; Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The second and fully revised edition of James and Prout's acclaimed seminal work on the study of childhood. more...

  • The Means of Reproductionby Michelle Goldberg

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking new work on the global battle over reproductive rights by the author of The New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming Award-winning journalist Michelle Goldberg shows how the emancipation of women has become the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century in The Means of Reproduction . Deeply reported across four... more...

  • Relative Intimacyby Rachel Devlin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Celebrated as new consumers and condemned for their growing delinquencies, teenage girls emerged as one of the most visible segments of American society during and after World War II. Contrary to the generally accepted view that teenagers grew more alienated from adults during this period, Rachel Devlin argues that postwar culture fostered a father-daughter... more...

  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Childrenby Maya Gotz; Dafna Lemish; Hyesung Moon; Amy Aidman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers... more...

  • Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthoodby Ann C. Crouter; Alan Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In this volume, Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities, top scholars in the field of family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents? contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, spanning such diverse topics as the evolutionary roots of these behaviors, as well as policies and programs... more...