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Sociology: family & relationships

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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

Marriage Migration and Integration

Marriage Migration and Integration

Author: Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Evelyn Ersanilli, Sarah Spencer Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2020

This book provides the first sustained empirical evidence on the relationships between marriage migration and processes of integration, focusing on two of the largest British ethnic minority groups involved in these kinds of transnational marriages - Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs. In Britain, and across Europe, concern has been increasingly expressed over the implications of marriage-related migration for integration. Children and grandchildren of former immigrants marrying partners from their ancestral 'homelands' is often presented as problematic in forming a 'first generation in every generation,' and inhibiting processes of individual and group integration, impeding socio-economic participation and cultural change. As a result, immigration restrictions have been justified on the grounds of promoting integration, despite limited evidence. Marriage Migration and Integration provides much needed new grounding for both academic and policy debates. This book draws on both quantitative and qualitative data to compare transnational 'homeland' marriages with intra-ethnic marriages within the UK. Using a distinctive holistic model of integration, the authors examine processes in multiple interacting domains, such as employment, education, social networks, extended family living, gender relations and belonging. It will be of use to students and scholars across sociology, social anthropology, and social policy with a focus on migration, integration, family studies, gender, and ethnic studies, as well as policy-makers and service providers in the UK and across Europe.

Sex in the Middle Ages A Book of Essays

Sex in the Middle Ages A Book of Essays

Author: Joyce E. (Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA) Salisbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Originally published in 1991. Covering courtship, disclosure, diversity, and public implications, the essays here discuss topics such as erotic magic, nakedness, physicians' attitudes about sex, boy-love, saints and sex, and the politics of sodomy, as they were manifested in medieval Europe and the Middle East.

A Child's Day A Comprehensive Analysis of Change in Children's Time Use in the UK

A Child's Day A Comprehensive Analysis of Change in Children's Time Use in the UK

Author: Killian (Aston University) Mullan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

We routinely judge how well children are doing in their lives by how they spend their time, yet we know remarkably little about it. This rigorous review of four decades of data provides the clearest insights yet into the way children use their time. With analysis of changes in the time spent on family, education, culture and technology, as well as children's own views on their habits, it provides a fascinating perspective on behaviour, wellbeing, social change and more. This is an indispensable companion to the work of policy makers, academics and researchers, and anyone interested in the daily lives of children.

Parental Leave and Beyond Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Parental Leave and Beyond Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Author: Peter Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

This volume brings together contributors from 18 countries to provide international perspectives on the politics of parental leave policies in different parts of the world. Initially looking at the politics of care leave policies in eight countries across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia, the book moves on to consider a variety of key issues in depth, including gender equality, flexibility and challenges for fathers in using leave. In the final section of the book, contributors look beyond the early parenthood period to consider possible future directions for care leave policy in order to address the wider changes and challenges that our societies face.

Nanny Families Practices of Care by Nannies, Au Pairs, Parents and Children in Sweden

Nanny Families Practices of Care by Nannies, Au Pairs, Parents and Children in Sweden

Paying privately for childcare is a growing phenomenon worldwide, a trend mirrored in Sweden despite the prevalence there of publicly funded daycare. This book combines theories of family practices, care and childhood studies with the personal perspectives of nannies, au pairs, parents and children to provide new understandings of what constitutes care in nanny families. The authors investigate the ways in which all the participants experience the caring situation, and expose the possibilities and problems of nanny and au pair care. Their study illuminates the ways in which paid domestic care workers 'do' family and care; in doing so, it contributes to wider political and scientific discussions of inequalities at the global and local level, reproduced in and between families, in the context of rapidly changing welfare states.

Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood

Medico-Legal Aspects of Reproduction and Parenthood

Author: J. K. Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Published in 1998, this work is concerned, in the main, with reproduction - for which marriage is not an essential prerequisite. Nevertheless, much of sexuality and the greater part of parenthood still subsist within the marital relationship. Sex and marriage are interdependent - indeed the definition of the latter depends on the former. After looking at the prerequisites for marriage and for making a marriage void, the author shows that the medico-legal interests of marriage relate to the mental health and the sex of the parties. The author also looks at various aspects of the sexual-familial relationship, including contraception, sterilization, abortion, protection of the foetus, foetal experimentation, the infertile husband, the infertile woman, defective neonates and infants, consent to treatment and research in children, the protection of young children and the killing of children within the family. Cases are used to highlight the legal aspects of these subjects.

Kids Having Kids Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy

Kids Having Kids Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy

Author: Rebecca A. Maynard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Published in 1997. Adolescent mothers are more likely to encounter a variety of economic and social ills than women who delay childbearing until they are adults. This work is a comprehensive examination of the extent to which these undesirable outcomes are attributable to teen pregnancy itself rather than to the wider environment in which most of the pregnancies and the subsequent child-rearing take place. It also examines the consequences of adolescent pregnancy for the fathers of children, and even more importantly, for the children themselves.

Consumerism and the Movement of Housewives into Wage Work The Interaction of Patriarchy, Class and Capitalism in Twentieth Century America

Consumerism and the Movement of Housewives into Wage Work The Interaction of Patriarchy, Class and Capitalism in Twentieth Century America

Author: David R. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

First published in 1998, this volume explores the connections between the rises in consumerism and the number of married women in paid work in light of the centrality of shopping and consumerism to the modern world. David R. Wells argues for women's incomplete gains from consumerism through an analysis of married women's employment, the structure of capitalism and the contradictory requirements of consumerism, the homemaker ideal and gender identity. Through this, Wells demonstrates how the gendered expectations of consumerism became motivating factors for women to join the workforce, resulting in higher standards of living and greater marital power.

Home Care Fault Lines Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Home Care Fault Lines Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Author: Cynthia J. Cranford Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2020

In this revealing look at home care, Cynthia J. Cranford illustrates how elderly and disabled people and the immigrant women workers who assist them in daily activities develop meaningful relationships even when their different ages, abilities, races, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds generate tension. As Cranford shows, workers can experience devaluation within racialized and gendered class hierarchies, which shapes their pursuit of security. Cranford analyzes the tensions, alliances, and compromises between security for workers and flexibility for elderly and disabled people, and she argues that workers and recipients negotiate flexibility and security within intersecting inequalities in varying ways depending on multiple interacting dynamics. What comes through from Cranford's analysis is the need for deeply democratic alliances across multiple axes of inequality. To support both flexible care and secure work, she argues for an intimate community unionism that advocates for universal state funding, designs culturally sensitive labor market intermediaries run by workers and recipients to help people find jobs or workers, and addresses everyday tensions in home workplaces.

Home Care Fault Lines Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Home Care Fault Lines Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Author: Cynthia J. Cranford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2020

In this revealing look at home care, Cynthia J. Cranford illustrates how elderly and disabled people and the immigrant women workers who assist them in daily activities develop meaningful relationships even when their different ages, abilities, races, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds generate tension. As Cranford shows, workers can experience devaluation within racialized and gendered class hierarchies, which shapes their pursuit of security. Cranford analyzes the tensions, alliances, and compromises between security for workers and flexibility for elderly and disabled people, and she argues that workers and recipients negotiate flexibility and security within intersecting inequalities in varying ways depending on multiple interacting dynamics. What comes through from Cranford's analysis is the need for deeply democratic alliances across multiple axes of inequality. To support both flexible care and secure work, she argues for an intimate community unionism that advocates for universal state funding, designs culturally sensitive labor market intermediaries run by workers and recipients to help people find jobs or workers, and addresses everyday tensions in home workplaces.