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Sociology: family & relationships

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Creating New Families Therapeutic Approaches to Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care

Creating New Families Therapeutic Approaches to Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care

Author: Jenny Kenrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Creating New Families is intended to reflect the practice of the specialist, multi-disciplinary Fostering and Adoption team in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic. The team is firmly rooted in an approach which values inter-disciplinary working for the contribution which the thinking of each discipline makes to the over

Rethinking Marriage Public and Private Perspectives

Rethinking Marriage Public and Private Perspectives

Author: Christopher Clulow Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

'This book brings together a group of specialists who attempt to describe the process of interaction between the inner and personal and the outer and social. They illustrate what is happening to current marriage, particularly in its daily intimate experience. They do not attmpt to offer expert solutions. They describe practice as they see it.'This

Societal Development in Rural China

Societal Development in Rural China

Author: Wenrong Qian Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

This book provides a broad survey of Chinese rural households, examining ongoing changes in Chinese society and economy through the lens of the situation of rural families in China. Based on data from Zhejiang University's China Rural Household Panel Survey (CRHPS) in 2015 on rural households, which analyses all aspects of grass-roots rural households in China, this volume offers a scientific analysis of social development in rural China, exploring notably the basic structure, employment situation, income and expenditure, social security, and education situation of Chinese rural households, as well as the governance and public services of rural communities.

The Earliest Relationship Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

The Earliest Relationship Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

Author: T. Berry Brazelton, Bertrand G. Cramer Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2019

Never before has research on newborn behavior and parent-infant interaction been fully integrated with psychoanalytic insight into parents' emotions and fantasies. This book provide a vivid glimpse of the parents' daydreams and narcissistic wishes which grow into a desire for a child, and they show how these feelings develop into importan

What is a Family?

What is a Family?

Author: Edith Schaeffer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

All the moving, changing shapes of a family, ever in need of work, are shown in Edith Schaeffer's imaginative reflections on infancy to grandmotherhood.

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan

Author: Allison M. Alford Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2019

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan explores the complex dynamics between mother and daughter over the lifespan. The editors believe that these vital family roles are socially and communicatively constructed, shaped, and molded as mothers and daughters navigate, respond to, and negotiate cultural and familial discourses. Aimed at undergraduate students, this timely book includes course activities and discussion questions in every chapter and a complete term syllabus to enhance a professor's teaching, providing a smooth route for adoption as a course text. The book also builds on and contributes to the critical and theoretical research in family communication, media studies, and gender studies, delving into the nuanced communication surrounding motherhood and daughterhood in the United States.

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan

Author: Allison M. Alford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan explores the complex dynamics between mother and daughter over the lifespan. The editors believe that these vital family roles are socially and communicatively constructed, shaped, and molded as mothers and daughters navigate, respond to, and negotiate cultural and familial discourses. Aimed at undergraduate students, this timely book includes course activities and discussion questions in every chapter and a complete term syllabus to enhance a professor's teaching, providing a smooth route for adoption as a course text. The book also builds on and contributes to the critical and theoretical research in family communication, media studies, and gender studies, delving into the nuanced communication surrounding motherhood and daughterhood in the United States.

The Anti-Social Contract Injurious Talk and Dangerous Exchanges in Northern Mongolia

The Anti-Social Contract Injurious Talk and Dangerous Exchanges in Northern Mongolia

Author: Lars Hojer Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Set in a remote district of villagers and nomadic pastoralists in the northernmost part of Mongolia, Hojer introduces a local world, where social relationships are cast in witchcraft-like idioms of mistrust and suspicion. While the apparent social breakdown that followed the collapse of state socialism in Mongolia often implied a chaotic lack of social cohesion, this ethnography reveals an everyday universe where uncertain relations are as much internally cultivated in indigenous Mongolian perceptions of social relatedness, as it is externally confronted in postsocialist surroundings of unemployment and diminished social security.

A Brief History of Oral Sex

A Brief History of Oral Sex

Author: David de Pierre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2019

The ancient Greeks and Romans considered it degrading to both parties yet depicted it prolifically in art and literature. The Early Christian Church called it the worst evil, punishable by seven years of penance and fasting (murder was one year). Nearly all of the 13 original United States had laws against it - except Georgia. A Victorian handbook for young brides advised how to dampen his desire to kiss in forbidden territory. Attitudes about oral sex have varied through the centuries and across cultures-a death sentence in some nations, a religious practice in others. This book explores its history as well as its impact on world events.

Mothers at Work Who Opts Out?

Mothers at Work Who Opts Out?

Author: Liana Christin Landivar Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Though a majority of mothers of young children are employed outside the home, countless articles have been devoted to anecdotes about highly educated women in high-status occupations opting out of the labor force. Are mothers in these occupations in fact the most likely to opt out or reduce their work hours? Do race, ethnicity, or age of children play a role? Addressing these questions in a wide-ranging study, Liana Christin Landivar sheds important new light on the motherhood-employment link.