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  1. Intimate Fatherhood

    A Sociological Analysis

    By Esther Dermott

    Fatherhood is gaining ever more public and political attention, stimulated by the increasing prominence of fathers’ rights groups and the introduction of social policies, such as paternity leave. Intimate Fatherhood explores discourses of contemporary fatherhood, men’s parenting behaviour and...

    Published May 20th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Legal Responses to Domestic Violence

    By Mandy Burton

    This book aims to examine legal responses to domestic violence in a holistic way. In England and Wales, as in other jurisdictions, much attention has been paid to the criminal justice response to domestic violence. The response of the civil justice system has not been ignored, but has been somewhat...

    Published May 6th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Researching Families and Communities

    Social and Generational Change

    Edited by Rosalind Edwards

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    Recent years have seen a concern with how family and community relationships have changed across the generations, whether for better or worse, and particularly how they have been affected by social and economic developments. But how can we think about and research the nature of the present in...

    Published April 28th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Marginalised Mothers

    Exploring Working Class Experiences of Parenting

    By Val Gillies

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    Successive moral panics have cast poor or socially excluded mothers - associated with social problems as diverse as crime, underachievement, unemployment and mental illness - as bad mothers. Their mothering practices are held up as the antithesis of good parenting and are associated with poor...

    Published November 29th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Assessing the Support Needs of Adopted Children and Their Families

    Building Secure New Lives

    By Liza Bingley Miller, Arnon Bentovim

    Written in consultation with a range of experts, clinicians and practitioners as well as adoptive children, families and birth relatives, this book gives helpful guidance on making evidence-based assessments and planning successful adoption support. Key features include: a discussion of the main...

    Published November 29th 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Lives of Foster Carers

    Private Sacrifices, Public Restrictions

    By Linda Nutt

    The Lives of Foster Carers analyzes the contradictions, conflicts, and ambiguities experienced by foster carers arising from the inter-penetrations of public bureaucracy and private family life. Topics covered include: social policy pertinent to childcare the history of foster care service...

    Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Reshaping Social Life

    By Sarah Irwin

    Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of...

    Published August 24th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Organized Activities As Contexts of Development

    Extracurricular Activities, After School and Community Programs

    Edited by Joseph L. Mahoney, Reed W. Larson, Jacquelynne S. Eccles

    School-aged children in the U.S. and other Western nations spend almost half of their waking hours in leisure activities. For some, out-of-school time is perceived as inconsequential or even counterproductive to the health and well-being of young persons. Recently, however, there has been a...

    Published January 4th 2005 by Psychology Press

  9. Between Sex and Power

    Family in the World 1900-2000

    By Göran Therborn

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    The institution of the family changed hugely during the course of the twentieth century. In this major new work, Göran Therborn provides a global history and sociology of the family as an institution and of politics within the family, focusing on three dimensions of family relations: on the rights...

    Published February 11th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Continuity and Change in Family Relations

    Theory, Methods and Empirical Findings

    Edited by Rand D. Conger, Frederick O. Lorenz, K.A.S. Wickrama

    Series: Advances in Family Research Series

    The chapters in this volume were developed as a follow-up to the Summer Institute entitled "Continuity and Change: Family Structure and Process" conducted by the second Family Research Consortium. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a greater understanding of both the conceptual issues...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge