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Sociology: family & relationships

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Mothers and Divorce

Mothers and Divorce

Author: Terry Arendell, Arlie Russell Hochschild Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Mothers and Divorce

Mothers and Divorce

Author: Terry Arendell, Arlie Russell Hochschild Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

The Business of Birth

The Business of Birth

Author: Louise Marie Roth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

How the fear of malpractice affects mothers and reproductive choices Giving birth is a monumental event, not only in the personal life of the woman giving birth, but as a medical process and procedure. In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the ways in which medicine and law interact to shape maternity care. Focusing on the United States, Roth explores how the law creates an environment where medical providers, malpractice attorneys, and others limit women's rights and choices during birth. She shows how a fear of liability risk often drives the decision-making process of medical providers, who prioritize hospital efficiency over patient safety, to the detriment of mothers themselves. Ultimately, Roth advocates for an approach that protects the reproductive rights of mothers. A comprehensive overview, The Business of Birth provides valuable insight into the impact of the law on mothers, medical providers, maternity care practices, and others in the United States.

The Business of Birth

The Business of Birth

Author: Louise Marie Roth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

How the fear of malpractice affects mothers and reproductive choices Giving birth is a monumental event, not only in the personal life of the woman giving birth, but as a medical process and procedure. In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the ways in which medicine and law interact to shape maternity care. Focusing on the United States, Roth explores how the law creates an environment where medical providers, malpractice attorneys, and others limit women's rights and choices during birth. She shows how a fear of liability risk often drives the decision-making process of medical providers, who prioritize hospital efficiency over patient safety, to the detriment of mothers themselves. Ultimately, Roth advocates for an approach that protects the reproductive rights of mothers. A comprehensive overview, The Business of Birth provides valuable insight into the impact of the law on mothers, medical providers, maternity care practices, and others in the United States.

Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Author: Roisin (University of Essex, UK) Ryan-Flood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

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.

Sociability, Sexuality, Self

Sociability, Sexuality, Self

Author: Sasha (Birkbeck College, London, UK) Roseneil Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

As more and more people spend longer periods of their lives outside conventional families and couples, radical transformation in personal life is underway. Much of the love, care and support that matters to people now takes place beyond the boundaries of the family, between partners who do not live together and within networks of friends. This book proposes a new way of understanding recent social change in three aspects of personal life - sociability, sexuality and self. Developing a theory of queer individualization, it identifies a set of counter-heteronormative relationship practices emerging amongst those at the cutting-edge of change: the prioritization of friendship, the de-centring of sexual/love relationships and the forming of non-conventional sexual partnerships. Arguing for a psychosocial approach to personal life, the book proposes a queer re-theorizing of individualization, which disrupts the binary categories of individual/society, and which holds the relational nature of human life as central.

Internet Dating

Internet Dating

This volume presents and evaluates key social theories and a global range of empirical studies on internet dating, considering whether internet dating is driven by commercial or consumerist logic or by more technical or reflexive approaches to finding sexual or love partners. It pays particular attention to the possibilities of internet dating for different genders, sexualities, and cultures, seeking to understand internet dating in a way that does not just replicate the logic of heternormative narratives of romance, but considers the divergences from this narrative as non-heterosexual and heterosexual daters experience pleasure in unexpected places, find or fail to find what they are looking for, connect or fail to connect with those they contact or meet, or return to internet dating after a relationship ends or in search of more sexual contacts.

The Neurobiology of Motherhood

The Neurobiology of Motherhood

Author: Linda (The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia) Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In motherhood, many women experience feelings of great intensity, a strong and passionate bond with their child, and a sense of personal transformation. For these women the experiences of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and embodied care are felt as central to the construction of their sense of self as a mother. By and large, however, feminist theory and scholarship has placed more emphasis on the social and discursive structuring of maternal experiences, and given limited attention to the effects of these embodied experiences on subjectivity. Within this literature, the material maternal body has a minimal presence. In Thinking Through Motherhood, Linda Burnett revisits the significance of women's embodied experiences of motherhood and suggests that the understanding of maternal subjectivities is enhanced by these biological perspectives, whose salience has too often been underplayed or dismissed. In investigating how maternal subjectivities are constructed in the embodied mother-child relationship, and its myriad of invisible connections and countless tiny encounters every day, Burnett's approach sees the biological, psychological, social and relational as mutually constitutive. Her interdisciplinary study draws on the neurosciences, infant research, and psychoanalysis, as well as women's subjective accounts, provided in unstructured interviews. This allows a complex picture of maternal subjectivities to emerge, one congruent with the intense and powerful emotions and experiences described by many women. The inclusion of biological perspectives illuminates questions usually disregarded and has the potential to reframe feminist and other critical analyses of maternal subjectivities. Thinking Through Motherhood will be important reading for students and researchers working in motherhood, women and gender studies, psychology, psychoanalysis, feminist studies, and sociology. It will also be extremely useful for professional psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists, particularly those working with mothers and families.

The Neurobiology of Motherhood

The Neurobiology of Motherhood

Author: Linda (The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia) Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In motherhood, many women experience feelings of great intensity, a strong and passionate bond with their child, and a sense of personal transformation. For these women the experiences of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and embodied care are felt as central to the construction of their sense of self as a mother. By and large, however, feminist theory and scholarship has placed more emphasis on the social and discursive structuring of maternal experiences, and given limited attention to the effects of these embodied experiences on subjectivity. Within this literature, the material maternal body has a minimal presence. In Thinking Through Motherhood, Linda Burnett revisits the significance of women's embodied experiences of motherhood and suggests that the understanding of maternal subjectivities is enhanced by these biological perspectives, whose salience has too often been underplayed or dismissed. In investigating how maternal subjectivities are constructed in the embodied mother-child relationship, and its myriad of invisible connections and countless tiny encounters every day, Burnett's approach sees the biological, psychological, social and relational as mutually constitutive. Her interdisciplinary study draws on the neurosciences, infant research, and psychoanalysis, as well as women's subjective accounts, provided in unstructured interviews. This allows a complex picture of maternal subjectivities to emerge, one congruent with the intense and powerful emotions and experiences described by many women. The inclusion of biological perspectives illuminates questions usually disregarded and has the potential to reframe feminist and other critical analyses of maternal subjectivities. Thinking Through Motherhood will be important reading for students and researchers working in motherhood, women and gender studies, psychology, psychoanalysis, feminist studies, and sociology. It will also be extremely useful for professional psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists, particularly those working with mothers and families.

Living Apart Together

Living Apart Together

Author: Cynthia Grant Bowman Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2020

Argues for legal reforms to protect couples who live apart but perform many of the functions of a family Living Apart Together is an in-depth look at a new way of being a couple and doing family -living apart together (LAT)-in which committed couples maintain separate residences and finances. In Bowman's own 2016 national survey, 9% of respondents reported maintaining committed relationships while living apart, typically spending the weekend together, socializing together, taking vacations together, and looking after one another in illness, but maintaining financial independence. The term LAT stems from Europe, where this manner of coupledom has been extensively studied; however, it has gone virtually unnoticed in the United States. Living Apart Together aims to remedy this oversight by presenting original research derived from both randomized surveys and qualitative interviews. Beginning with the large body of social science literature from outside the US, Cynthia Bowman examines the prevalence of this lifestyle, the demographics of people who live apart, their reasons for doing so, and how these individuals manage finances, care during illness, and many other aspects of family life. She focuses in particular detail on three key demographics-women, gay men, and the elderly-and how individuals from these groups engage in LAT behavior. She finds that while these living arrangements are more common than previously believed, there are virtually no legal protections for the people involved. Bowman concludes by proposing a number of legal reforms to support the caregiving functions LAT partners perform for each other. Living Apart Together makes an important case for formal recognition of this growing but largely overlooked family structure.

The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology

The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology

Author: James Stanlaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2020

A unique, comprehensive four-volume reference work, representing the combined insights of the leading authorities in linguistic anthropology Wiley Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology is a key scholarly reference for researchers working in linguistic anthropology, communication studies, education, psychology, and sociology, as well as those involved in language revitalization and other community and applied linguistics programs. The only encyclopedia of its kind, this field-encompassing work serves as an essential reference on the history, development, and modern advancements of the full field of linguistic anthropology. However, the encyclopedia is not limited to coverage of the standard canon, but rather is a forward-looking account of the field, addressing the latest--sometimes even controversial--issues in the discipline. With entries authored by leading international scholars, the encyclopedia's key areas of content include language, thought, and culture; language evolution, acquisition and socialization; language ideologies; speech communities; language, race, and ethnicity; multilingualism and globalization; performance and verbal arts; and literacy and schooling. This essential reference work: Provides complete coverage of the field of linguistic anthropology Covers subjects of both new and longstanding interest in the field Includes over 300 entries by international experts in their fields Stands as the only encyclopedia of its kind to provide an overview of the goals and scientific techniques in the field Acts as an important resource for linguistic anthropologists, linguists, and other social scientists In four comprehensive volumes comprising more than 300 unique entries, this encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage on the leading figures and major events in the development of linguistic anthropology, the theoretical frameworks behind contemporary practice, the methodologies and technologies of modern fieldwork, and the leading developments in new research.

Marriage and Its Dissolution in Early Modern England

Marriage and Its Dissolution in Early Modern England

Author: Torri L Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Addresses Early Modern representations of chastity and adultery, as well as matrimony and its dissolution in both the private and public realms, including the most well known marital dissolution, that of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.