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Sociology: family & relationships

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Peaceful Families American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence

Peaceful Families American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence

Author: Juliane Hammer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

An in-depth look at how Muslim American organizations address domestic violence within their communities In Peaceful Families, Juliane Hammer chronicles and examines the efforts, stories, arguments, and strategies of individuals and organizations doing Muslim anti-domestic violence work in the United States. Looking at connections among ethical practices, gender norms, and religious interpretation, Hammer demonstrates how Muslim advocates mobilize a rich religious tradition in community efforts against domestic violence, and identify religion and culture as resources or roadblocks to prevent harm and to restore family peace. Drawing on her interviews with Muslim advocates, service providers, and religious leaders, Hammer paints a vivid picture of the challenges such advocacy work encounters. The insecurities of American Muslim communities facing intolerance and Islamophobia lead to additional challenges in acknowledging and confronting problems of spousal abuse, and Hammer reveals how Muslim anti-domestic violence workers combine the methods of the mainstream secular anti-domestic violence movement with Muslim perspectives and interpretations. Identifying a range of Muslim anti-domestic violence approaches, Hammer argues that at certain times and in certain situations it may be imperative to combat domestic abuse by endorsing notions of protective patriarchy -even though service providers may hold feminist views critical of patriarchal assumptions. Hammer links Muslim advocacy efforts to the larger domestic violence crisis in the United States, and shows how, through extensive family and community networks, advocates participate in and further debates about family, gender, and marriage in global Muslim communities. Highlighting the place of Islam as an American religion, Peaceful Families delves into the efforts made by Muslim Americans against domestic violence and the ways this refashions the society at large.

Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Author: Roisin Ryan-Flood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This edited collection explores the dramatic transformations in intimate life that have taken place in Ireland in recent years. A new multiculturalism, availability of divorce and the introduction of civil partnership for same sex couples all herald significant changes in Irish life. Divorce and solo parenthood are no longer the taboos they once were. Women participate in employment after marriage in far greater numbers than ever before. Yet certain patterns of intimate life remain entrenched. Abortions must still be obtained abroad. Lengthy separations are required before divorce can be formalised. An emphasis on traditional family forms underpins people's experiences of infertility and assisted reproduction. The contemporary landscape for intimate life in Ireland offers fascinating insights into new and old family forms, the influence of the media, and changing cultural and social norms. This edited book explores these changes in a collection of chapters by leading scholars showcasing cutting edge theory and research.

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Author: Theodore N. Greenstein, Shannon N. Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods that teaches readers how to be intelligent and critical consumers of research on families. This new book has been adapted from the author team's previous SAGE text, Methods of Family Research, and includes applications and examples from both family science and human development research. With a focus on interpreting and understanding research techniques rather than doing research, this text illustrates how research on families is conducted and helps students gain the competence and confidence to effectively read, interpret, and critique published research reports.

Negotiating Identity and Religion Young Adults in Inter-religious Families

Negotiating Identity and Religion Young Adults in Inter-religious Families

Author: Toolika Wadhwa Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This book examines the religious lives of young adults growing up in inter-religious families in India. It explores complex questions of identity, ethnnicity, and religion in twenty-first century India. The volume: Studies the religious commitments of young adults; Analyses the identity formation process for a critical age group; Discusses the interpersonal dynamics within inter-religious families; Drawing on real life stories of mixed heritage - Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi - this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology and social anthropology, religious studies, and politics.

A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

Author: Kinneret Lahad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Table for one: A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time is the first book to consider the profound relationship between singlehood and time. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular cliches, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the conventional meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. Lahad's analysis gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through varied temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting, timeout, age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time. This unique analytical approach enables the fresh consideration of some of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general. -- .

The Sociology of Housework (Reissue)

The Sociology of Housework (Reissue)

Author: Ann Oakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed sociologist Ann Oakley undertook one of the first serious sociological studies to examine women's work in the home. She interviewed 40 urban housewives and analysed their perceptions of housework, their feelings of monotony and fragmentation, the length of their working week, the importance of standards and routines, and their attitudes to different household tasks. This classic book challenged the hitherto neglect of housework as a topic worthy of study and paved the way for the sociological study of many more aspects of women's lives.

From Here to Maternity (Reissue) Becoming a Mother

From Here to Maternity (Reissue) Becoming a Mother

Author: Ann Oakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

In this classic re-issue, Ann Oakley interviewed 60 women to find out what it's really like to have a baby. She uses the stories mothers tell to discuss whether and why women want to become pregnant, how they imagine motherhood to be, the experience of birth, post-natal depression, feeding and caring routines and the challenges for the domestic division of labour and to fathers. This important book was the first to examine first-time motherhood in the words of those experiencing it, and it continues to influence generations of researchers today.

Negotiating Fatherhood Sport and Family Practices

Negotiating Fatherhood Sport and Family Practices

Author: Thomas Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

This book examines the tensions and ambivalences which men encounter as they negotiate contemporary expectations of fatherhood and fulfill their own expectations of what it means to be a `good' father. There is little doubt that today's fathers are responding to new expectations about fatherhood and fathering practices. The remote, detached, breadwinning father of the past, once lauded as a masculine ideal, has faded, and men are now expected to be `involved', `intimate', `caring' and `domesticated' fathers. Using a family practices lens and a case study of sport, Fletcher elucidates the changes and continuities in family and fathering practices in different historical periods and contexts. Negotiating Fatherhood will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in family and fathering practices, sport, leisure, and gender.

Families and Adoption

Families and Adoption

Author: Nancy E. Riley, Krista E. Van Vleet, Susan J. Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Families and Adoption looks at two broad aspects of adoption: the ways in which adoption reflects attitudes about families and family making on the one hand and, on the other, the ways in which adoption rests on unequal relations of power. In the first part, the authors explore what adoption teaches us about family norms and forms at different historical moments and in different historical contexts. In the second half of the book, the authors focus on the intersections of various relationships of power and the ways inequalities shape the adoption processes. As adoption involves individuals, it also involves the wider society and is influenced by systems of power and inequality. Families and Adoption concludes by revisiting the broad issues of adoption to highlight what adoption teaches us about families, social institutions, and relationships of power within and across societies. Families and Adoption is part of Families in the 21st Century , a Pearson series of short texts that focus on critical issues facing families today.

Families and Their Social Worlds

Families and Their Social Worlds

Author: Karen T. Seccombe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Student and Graduate Mobility in Armenia

Student and Graduate Mobility in Armenia

Author: David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2019

Based on exploratory research with students and graduates conducted in Armenia and its diaspora during summer 2018, Cairns and Sargsyan provide insight into some of the challenges involved in moving abroad, focusing on three different destinations: Russia, the United States and the European Union. Additionally, Student and Graduate Mobility in Armenia considers issues that have an impact on life chances for highly qualified young people who wish to remain in Armenia, including perceptions of corruption in the local labour market and hopes for the future following the Velvet Revolution of spring 2018. This research will be of interest to students and scholars of mobility, youth, employment and education.

Principles of Effective Parenting How Socialization Works

Principles of Effective Parenting How Socialization Works

Author: Joan E. (PhD, Department of Psychology (Emerita), University of Toronto, ON, Canada) Grusec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2019

Grounded in pioneering research, this authoritative text examines the parenting strategies that help children and adolescents develop into productive, happy members of society. Joan Grusec gives students and practitioners a roadmap for navigating the vast, seemingly contradictory literature on parenting. Rather than advocating one best style of parent-child interaction, Grusec identifies five domains of socialization and shows that different ways of responding to children are appropriate for each one. Chapters on each domain--protection, reciprocity, control, guided learning, and group participation--combine theory, empirical findings, cross-cultural considerations, and real-world applications. Personal recollections from culturally diverse young adults illustrate how parents helped impart important life lessons. Learning exercises present examples of children's behavior and invite the reader to select the most effective parenting action from several possible options.