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Sociology: family & relationships books

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A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time by Kinneret Lahad A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

Table for one: A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time is the first book to consider the profound relationship between singlehood and time. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

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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This book examines the trends, underlying factors, and policy implications of fertility declines in three East Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, and China. In contrast to Western countries that have also experienced fertility declines to below-replacement levels, fertility decline in...
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: 19/08/2017

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

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 provide us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

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: 01/08/2017

Families in America by Susan L. Brown Families in America

Charting the diverse pathways of family life, this book addresses how family formation and dissolution unfold over the life course with an emphasis on how these trends differ across subgroups. Reflecting larger societal patterns of economic inequality, family pathways are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Families in America by Susan L. Brown Families in America

Charting the diverse pathways of family life, this book addresses how family formation and dissolution unfold over the life course with an emphasis on how these trends differ across subgroups. Reflecting larger societal patterns of economic inequality, family pathways are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Coming Soon

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: 07/10/2017

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

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: 20/10/2017

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: 25/10/2017

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: 30/10/2017

The American Family A Compendium of Data and Sources by Josefina J. Card The American Family A Compendium of Data and Sources

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Starting in Our Own Backyards How Working Families Can Build Community and Survive the New Economy by Ann Bookman Starting in Our Own Backyards How Working Families Can Build Community and Survive the New Economy

Challenges the view espoused in works like Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone that civic commitment is in declineProvides practical solutions for the problems facing America's working parents in the tradition of Arlie Hochschild's The Time Bind and Juliet Schor's The Overworked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Ties of Later Life by Jon Hendricks The Ties of Later Life

Helps you recognise the continuity that runs across the generations from grandparents to grandchildren. This work provides a clear perspective on the actual experiences of the lives of our family and friends.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory 5 Volume Set by Professor Bryan S. Turner The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory 5 Volume Set

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary compendium of original entries focusing on the origins, evolution, and global development of contemporary social theory.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

Today's Youth and Mental Health Hope, Power, and Resilience by Soheila Pashang Today's Youth and Mental Health Hope, Power, and Resilience

This book focuses on the social and intersectional determinants of mental health among youth. The innovative and cutting edge text arises out of multidisciplinary fields of academic, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, artists, and youth. Contributions from Canada, Germany, Portugal, South...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2017

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: 25/11/2017

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: 01/12/2017

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: 01/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfree Confronting Social Inequalities by Cara Bergstrom-Lynch Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfree Confronting Social Inequalities

This book draws on qualitative interviews with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people regarding whether and how they came to have children.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Transnational Family Communication Immigrants and ICTs by Sondra Cuban Transnational Family Communication Immigrants and ICTs

This book explores the struggles that immigrant women experience when communicating with their transnational families through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Sondra Cuban recounts the fascinating stories of sixty female immigrants living in Washington State, and explores how gender, social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Home and Sexuality The 'Other' Side of the Kitchen by Rachael M. Scicluna Home and Sexuality The 'Other' Side of the Kitchen

This book explores the meanings and experiences of home among a group of lesbians who over the past five decades have sought to create alternative intimate and public living spaces. The protagonists who enact the ethnographic narrative are a small...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

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: 15/07/2017

International Marriages and Marital Citizenship Southeast Asian Women on the Move by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot International Marriages and Marital Citizenship Southeast Asian Women on the Move

While marriage has lost its popularity in many developed countries and is no longer an obligatory path to family formation, it has gained momentum among binational couples as states reinforce their control over human migration. Focusing on the case of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Marriage Paradox Why Emerging Adults Love Marriage Yet Push it Aside by Brian J. (Associate Professor, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University) Willoughby, Spencer L. (Assistant Profes James The Marriage Paradox Why Emerging Adults Love Marriage Yet Push it Aside
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The Marriage Paradox explores both national U.S. data and a smaller sample of emerging adults to find out how they really view marriage today. Interspersed with real stories and insight from emerging adults themselves, this book attempts to make sense...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2017

Family Interaction A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective by Stephen A. Anderson, Ronald M. Sabatelli Family Interaction A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective
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Examines the challenges and successes of families as they move through the life course. Family Interaction, 6/e takes a family systems and a multigenerational, developmental framework. This text looks at the major conceptual models used to understand the patterns and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

A Brief History of Oral Sex by David de Pierre A Brief History of Oral Sex

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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India by Anindita (Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, Telangana.) Majumdar Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India
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This book engages with the idea of emerging forms of families and meanings of kinship in a transnational world through ethnographic research, kinship, gender studies and science and technology studies. The ethnography draws from a context that is enmeshed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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