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Sociology: family & relationships books

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Recently Published

Family Contexts of Sleep and Health Across the Life Course by Susan M. McHale Family Contexts of Sleep and Health Across the Life Course

This unique volume advances the literature on sleep and health by illuminating the impacts of family dynamics on individuals' quality and quantity of sleep. Its lifespan perspective extends across childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age considering both phenomena of individual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

Art Theory and Social Science by Eduardo de la Fuente, Eduardo de la Fuente Art Theory and Social Science
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Making Multicultural Families in Europe Gender and Intergenerational Relations by Isabella Crespi Making Multicultural Families in Europe Gender and Intergenerational Relations

This edited collection explores family relations in two types of 'migrant families' in Europe: mixed families and transnational families. Based on in-depth qualitative fieldwork and large surveys, the contributors analyse gender and intergenerational relations from a variety of standpoints and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Youth-Driven Social Innovation Architects of Change by Sheri Bastien Youth-Driven Social Innovation Architects of Change

This edited collection outlines the issues central to youth engagement in research and social innovation. Youth-driven innovation for social change is increasingly recognized as holding potential for the development of sustainable strategies to tackle some of the most pressing global...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila Faith, Intimacies and Globalization by Christianne F. Collantes Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila Faith, Intimacies and Globalization

This text addresses the Philippines' historical and contemporary reproductive politics, offering a timely insight into the rich reproductive lives of Filipinos.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

The Family in the Present Social Order A Study of Needs of American Families by Ruth Lindquist The Family in the Present Social Order A Study of Needs of American Families

A study of the problems and needs of 306 successful families to discover the factors contributing to a normal, healthful life for parents and children. Factors affecting achievement and satisfaction and the sources of fatigue, worry, and friction are analysed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course by Amanda W. Harrist Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course

This comprehensive resource offers a detailed framework for fostering resilience in families caring for their older members. Its aim is to improve the quality of life for both the caregivers themselves as much as for those they support. Robust interventions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Families and Personal Networks An International Comparative Perspective by Professor Eric D. Widmer Families and Personal Networks An International Comparative Perspective

This book critically assesses the main features of the modernization of family life and personal relationships by examining and comparing three European countries with different social and political pathways: Portugal, Switzerland and Lithuania. Drawing on national surveys of family trajectories...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Transnational Pakistani Connections Marrying `Back Home' by Katharine (University of Bristol, UK) Charsley Transnational Pakistani Connections Marrying `Back Home'
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Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between cousins or other more distant relatives, lending a particular texture...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2017

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Imagined Futures Hope, Risk and Uncertainty by Julia Cook Imagined Futures Hope, Risk and Uncertainty

This book presents the findings of a recent interview-based study of how 28 young adults living in Melbourne, Australia viewed and related to both the personal and societal future.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2017

Marriage and the Family Mirror of a Diverse Global Society by Xuemei (Union County College, USA) Hu, Victor Shaw, Shondrah Nash Marriage and the Family Mirror of a Diverse Global Society
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Marriage and the Family: Mirror of a Diverse Global Society is a comprehensive text about marriage and the family in sociology, family science, and diversity studies. The book is divided into four parts: studying marriage patterns and understanding the family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Marriage and the Family Mirror of a Diverse Global Society by Xuemei (Union County College, USA) Hu, Victor Shaw, Shondrah Nash Marriage and the Family Mirror of a Diverse Global Society
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Marriage and the Family: Mirror of a Diverse Global Society is a comprehensive text about marriage and the family in sociology, family science, and diversity studies. The book is divided into four parts: studying marriage patterns and understanding the family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Do Men Mother? by Andrea Doucet Do Men Mother?

The second edition of Andrea Doucet's Do Men Mother? builds upon the award winning first edition to further illuminate fathers' candid reflections on caring and the intricate social worlds that men and women inhabit as they 'love and let go'...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Do Men Mother? by Andrea Doucet Do Men Mother?

The second edition of Andrea Doucet's Do Men Mother? builds upon the award winning first edition to further illuminate fathers' candid reflections on caring and the intricate social worlds that men and women inhabit as they 'love and let go'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families Lessons for the Leaders of Tomorrow by Linda Hughes-Kirchubel A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families Lessons for the Leaders of Tomorrow

This unique reference integrates knowledge culled from fifteen years of U.S. deployments to create an action plan for supporting military and veteran families during future conflicts. Its innovative ideas stretch beyond designated governmental agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, VA) to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/12/2017

An Anthropology of Biomedicine by Margaret (McGill University Canada) Lock An Anthropology of Biomedicine

In this fully revised and updated second edition of An Anthropology of Biomedicine, authors Lock and Nguyen introduce biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/12/2017

Discourse Analysis by Barbara Johnstone Discourse Analysis

Revised and updated, this third edition of Barbara Johnstone s Discourse Analysis encourages students to think about discourse analysis as an open-ended set of techniques.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

Fathers, families and relationships Researching everyday lives by Esther Dermott Fathers, families and relationships Researching everyday lives

Covering a wide range of subjects from non-resident fathers to father engagement in child protection, this major contribution to the field offers unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Gray Divorce What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits by Jocelyn Crowley Gray Divorce What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits

After twenty, thirty, or even forty years of marriage, countless vacations together, raising well-adjusted children, and sharing property and finances-what could go wrong? Gray Divorce offers a provocative look at the growing rate of marital splits after the age of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2018

Gray Divorce What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits by Jocelyn Crowley Gray Divorce What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits

After twenty, thirty, or even forty years of marriage, countless vacations together, raising well-adjusted children, and sharing property and finances-what could go wrong? Gray Divorce offers a provocative look at the growing rate of marital splits after the age of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2018

Other books in this genre

'Helicopter Parenting' and 'Boomerang Children' How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children by Anne (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) West, Jane (London School of Economics and Political Science Lewis 'Helicopter Parenting' and 'Boomerang Children' How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children
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Drawing an unfavourable contrast between the position of students and graduates with that of their baby boomer parents has become a staple for media comment. Indeed, student indebtedness and difficulties in finding graduate jobs and housing typically contrasts markedly with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties by Raelene Wilding Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties

This book examines the traditional ways of conceptualising family and explores how increased mobility, migration and changes in technology and culture caring from afar or transnational partnerships. It takes a cutting edge look at a longstanding topic of teaching.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties by Raelene Wilding Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties

This book examines the traditional ways of conceptualising family and explores how increased mobility, migration and changes in technology and culture caring from afar or transnational partnerships. It takes a cutting edge look at a longstanding topic of teaching.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Reassembling Motherhood Procreation and Care in a Globalized World by Yasmine Ergas Reassembling Motherhood Procreation and Care in a Globalized World

The word mother has traditionally meant a woman who bears and nurtures a child. In recent decades, changes in social norms and public policy as well as advances in reproductive technologies and the development of markets for procreation and care...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Reform of Child Care Law A Practical Guide to the Children Act 1989 by John Eekelaar The Reform of Child Care Law A Practical Guide to the Children Act 1989

Children Act 1989 introduced the most radical changes to child care law for a generation. Eekelaar and Dingwall provide a concise, practical guide to the legislation for all professionals practising in this area.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Families and Family Policies in Europe by Linda Hantrais Families and Family Policies in Europe

The family is currently a controversial topic both within the UK and Europe. While demographic trends seem to suggest that family structures and attitudes within the European Union are converging and that member states are facing similar social problems, their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States by Catherine Richards Solomon The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States

An in-depth sociological look at stay-at-home fathers' familial experiences for a deeper understanding of this new familial role, of men's evolving masculinity and fathering identities, and the interaction of community and sense of belonging among those considered outsiders .
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

Lone Parenthood in the Life Course by Laura Bernardi Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Environment in the lives of children and families Perspectives from India and the UK by Ann Phoenix, Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker, Uma Vennam Environment in the lives of children and families Perspectives from India and the UK
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Based on involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Many Faces of Home Birth 25 Honest, Firsthand Accounts from Parents around the World by Shantel Silbernagel The Many Faces of Home Birth 25 Honest, Firsthand Accounts from Parents around the World

This isn't your typical birth story book!
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Echo of Silence A Comprehensive Research Study on Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Iran by Kameel Ahmady Echo of Silence A Comprehensive Research Study on Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Iran


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Different Paths, Similar Destinations Fertility Declines in Japan, South Korea, and China by Noriko O. Tsuya, Minja Kim Choe, Wang Feng Different Paths, Similar Destinations Fertility Declines in Japan, South Korea, and China
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After a rapid decline shortly after the war, in which fertility was halved in one decade from 4.5 children per woman in 1947 to 2.1 in 1957, Japan's fertility started to decline to below-replacement levels in the mid-1970s, reaching 1.3...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Couple Relationships in the 21st Century Research, Policy, Practice by Jacqui Gabb, Janet Fink Couple Relationships in the 21st Century Research, Policy, Practice
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This book presents an incisive and engaging account of love, intimacy and personal life in contemporary Western society. The authors draw on rich qualitative and large-scale survey data to explore how couples communicate with each other, negotiate the pressures and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

Motherhood and Choice - Feminist Debates on Non-Normative Motherhood by Amrita Nandy Motherhood and Choice - Feminist Debates on Non-Normative Motherhood

As both the bedrock of human survival and an unchallenged part of the normal female life, motherhood expects and even compels women to be mothers both symbolic and corporeal. Motherhood and non-motherhood is not just physiological. As the pivot to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cohabitation Nation Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships by Sharon Sassler, Amanda Miller Cohabitation Nation Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships
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Living together is a typical romantic rite-of-passage in the United States today. In fact, Census data shows a 37 per cent increase of couples that choose to commit to and live with one another, foregoing marriage. This book delivers surprising...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

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