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Sociology: family & relationships

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The Third Job

The Third Job

Author: Gurjeet K. Gill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Published in 1998. This text focuses on three-job (two paid and one unpaid housework job) families. It investigates the way in which partners experience and handle the contradictions in the daily running of the household - contradictions which result from the conflicting features within and between society and the family. An equal division of household labour remains at the heart of these contradictions as women take on the responsibility of running the family home in addition to paid employment.

Love Across Borders

Love Across Borders

Author: Kelly H. (University of Kansas, USA) Chong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

High rates of intermarriage, especially with whites, have been viewed as an indicator that Asian-Americans are successfully assimilating, signaling acceptance by the white majority and their own desire to become part of the white mainstream. Comparing two types of Asian-American intermarriage, interracial and interethnic, Kelly H. Chong disrupts these assumptions by showing that both types of intermarriages, in differing ways, are sites of complex struggles around racial/ethnic identity and cultural formations that reveal the salience of race in the lives of Asian-Americans. Drawing upon extensive qualitative data, Chong explores how interracial marriages, far from being an endpoint of assimilation, are a terrain of life-long negotiations over racial and ethnic identities, while interethnic (intra-Asian) unions and family-making illuminate Asian-Americans' ongoing efforts to co-construct and sustain a common racial identity and panethnic culture despite interethnic differences and tensions. Chong also examines the pivotal role race and gender play in shaping both the romantic desires and desirability of Asian-Americans, spotlighting the social construction of love and marital choices. Through the lens of intermarriage, Love Across Borders offers critical insights into the often invisible racial struggles of this racially in-between model minority group -- particularly its ambivalent negotiations with whiteness and white privilege -- and on the group's social incorporation process and its implications for the redrawing of color boundaries in the U.S.

Love Across Borders

Love Across Borders

Author: Kelly H. (University of Kansas, USA) Chong Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2020

High rates of intermarriage, especially with whites, have been viewed as an indicator that Asian-Americans are successfully assimilating, signaling acceptance by the white majority and their own desire to become part of the white mainstream. Comparing two types of Asian-American intermarriage, interracial and interethnic, Kelly H. Chong disrupts these assumptions by showing that both types of intermarriages, in differing ways, are sites of complex struggles around racial/ethnic identity and cultural formations that reveal the salience of race in the lives of Asian-Americans. Drawing upon extensive qualitative data, Chong explores how interracial marriages, far from being an endpoint of assimilation, are a terrain of life-long negotiations over racial and ethnic identities, while interethnic (intra-Asian) unions and family-making illuminate Asian-Americans' ongoing efforts to co-construct and sustain a common racial identity and panethnic culture despite interethnic differences and tensions. Chong also examines the pivotal role race and gender play in shaping both the romantic desires and desirability of Asian-Americans, spotlighting the social construction of love and marital choices. Through the lens of intermarriage, Love Across Borders offers critical insights into the often invisible racial struggles of this racially in-between model minority group -- particularly its ambivalent negotiations with whiteness and white privilege -- and on the group's social incorporation process and its implications for the redrawing of color boundaries in the U.S.

Protected Children, Regulated Mothers Gender and the gypsy Question in State Care in Postwar Hungary, 1949-1956

Protected Children, Regulated Mothers Gender and the gypsy Question in State Care in Postwar Hungary, 1949-1956

Author: Eszter Varsa Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Protected Children, Regulated Mothers examines child protection in Stalinist Hungary as part of 20th century (East Central, Eastern, and Southeastern) European history. Across the communist bloc, the increase of residential homes was preferred to the prewar system of foster care. The study challenges the transformation of state care into a tool of totalitarian power. Rather than political repression, educators mostly faced an arsenal of problems related to social and economic transformations following the end of World War II. They continued rather than cut with earlier models of reform and reformatory education. The author's original research based on hundreds of children's case files and interviews with institution leaders, teachers, and people formerly in state care demonstrates that child protection was not only to influence the behavior of children but also to regulate especially lone mothers' entrance to paid work and their sexuality. Children's homes both reinforced and changed existing patterns of the gendered division of work. A major finding of the book is that child protection had a centuries-long common history with the solution to the Gypsy question rooted in efforts towards the erasure of the perceived work-shyness of Gypsies.

The Juggling Mother

The Juggling Mother

Author: Amanda Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

This controversial and persuasive work is essential reading for scholars and students of feminist media studies, labour, motherhood, and care, and will also resonate with general readers interested in motherhood and feminism.

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Author: Joe Griffiths, Tony Pilgrim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Cultural Reverse

Cultural Reverse

Author: Xiaohong Zhou Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

The book proposes a new academic concept, Cultural Reverse ( ), referring to the phenomenon in which the older generation started to learn from the younger generation beginning in the 1980s in China, and analyses the multiple causes and social impacts of this trend. Following on from the first volume, this second volume further analyses the multiple causes of cultural reverse, including rapid social change, the influence of peer groups, and the impact of the media. Then, in a broader context, the author discusses the complex interdependence of and conflict among the State, society, and youth. He tells a story of the transformation of Chinese youth over the past hundred years, and names this one-place (fast-changing China) and one-time only (unrepeatable) phenomenon China feeling . The innovative content of the book pushes the barriers of the academic field. Scholars of Chinese sociology and general readers interested in contemporary Chinese society will find this book to be essential.

Does Monogamy Work?

Does Monogamy Work?

Author: Luke Brunning Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Even with the current rise in awareness of sexual and intimate diversity, monogamous relationships remain the cultural norm. Most people aspire to it and the state encourages it, providing legal and financial benefits to married couples; however, statistics show adultery is commonplace, marriage rates are falling, and divorce figures are rising. Does Monogamy Work? - the twelfth book in The Big Idea series - traces the evolution and normalization of the monogamous ideal, questioning whether it is 'natural' or not, and surveying the spectrum of alternative relationship models that people are seeking out in a world of internet dating and scientific control over reproduction. It explores the emotional and psychological facets of ethical polyamorous relationships; questions whether these relationships benefit men disproportionately and whether they are compatible with raising children; and assesses the likelihood that diverse forms of multi-partner marriages and large friendship networks will become the norm in the future. With over 150 colour images and incisive, engaging and authoritative text, this book examines society's attachment to monogamy, evaluates its benefits and limitations, and asses the merits of polyamorous relationship models in our modern world.

Marriages, Families, and Relationships:

Marriages, Families, and Relationships:

Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's bestselling MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 14th edition, emphasizes a theme that is especially relevant in our modern and global world: making choices in a diverse society. Combining various theoretical perspectives with relevant examples, the text will help you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on different ethnic traditions and family forms. You will also be empowered to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms.

Connected Lives

Connected Lives

Author: Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

Connected lives: Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa, illustrates the changing constitution and the variability of households, fluid understandings of family, and the impact of these in the context of life changes and health problems. Through 29 case studies of people of diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, class, sex and gender, of varying ages and from both urban and rural backgrounds, the authors explore the household as a site for the production of health and care. The book illustrates the impact of economic, demographic and social changes on households and families, and considers how these factors influence everyday life, health, wellbeing and care in contemporary South Africa. This book will interest those in global public health, anthropology, and population and demography studies.

Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions

Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions

Author: Mariane (University of Copenhagen Denmark) Hedegaard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Written by a team of international contributors and featuring case studies from a range of educational settings in Australia, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, this edited book is the first in the field of early childhood and youth studies to draw on Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory to give insights into transitions in childhood, what they are and how they are differently experienced. Transitions are explored holistically so the chapters not only focus on the person transitioning but also the institutions in which the person is transitioning from and to, with a focus on schools and daycare. The contributors look at how societal values and policies impact these transitions and comparison are drawn between international settings. The book includes chapters on expatriate families, immigrant children, home-school transitions, the role of play and communities. Through interviews, case studies and the analysis of empirical material from fieldwork, Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions reflects on the best ways to engage children so that they may emerge as competent actors in their new settings and transition well.

Homegirls- Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs

Homegirls- Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs

Author: Norma Mendoza-Denton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020