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Motherhood is Madness

How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being happy

by Maureen F Fitzgerald

<p><strong>Why mothers are still unhappy</strong></p> <p>Mothers today feel like they are going absolutely crazy. They are exhausted, underpaid and under-appreciated. They feel like slaves to their kids, homes, husbands and careers – just like ...

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Motherhood, Poverty, and the WIC Program in Urban America

Life Strategies

by Suzanne Morrissey

<p>The study presented here is one of urban poverty, household survival, and social institutions that both enable and control the decision-making of poor women in America. First and foremost, it is about a public health program, the Special ...

ISBN: 9780739189344

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Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries

by Ravinder Barn & Vicki Harman

<p>This pioneering volume draws together theoretical and empirical contributions analyzing the experiences of white mothers in interracial families in Britain, Canada and the USA. The growth of the mixed race population reflects an increasingly ...

ISBN: 9781317432562

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Mothers, Young People and Chronic Illness

by Clare Williams

<p>This title was first published in 2003: Although young people are generally very healthy, it has become clear that many of the health behaviours of young people can have serious consequences later in life. This is particularly so with the ...

ISBN: 9781351733076

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Multigenerational Family Living

Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

by Edgar Liu & Hazel Easthope

<p>Multigenerational living – where more than one generation of related adults cohabit in the same dwelling – is recognized as a common arrangement amongst many Asian, Middle Eastern and Southern European cultures, but this arrangement is ...

ISBN: 9781317093541

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Multiracial Parents

Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race

by Miri Song

<p><strong>The views and experiences of multiracial people as parents</strong></p> <p>The world’s multiracial population is considered to be one of the fastest growing of all ethnic groups. In the United States alone, it is estimated that over ...

ISBN: 9781479865420

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My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married

by Joey Franklin

<p>Modern manhood is confusing and complicated, but Joey Franklin, a thirtysomething father of three, is determined to make the best of it. In <em>My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married</em>, he offers frank, self-deprecating meditations ...

ISBN: 9780803284821

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Narrating Love and Violence

Women Contesting Caste, Tribe, and State in Lahaul, India

by Himika Bhattacharya

<p><em>Narrating Love and Violence</em> is an ethnographic exploration of women’s stories from the Himalayan valley of Lahaul, in the region of Himachal Pradesh, India, focusing on how both, love and violence emerge (or function) at the ...

ISBN: 9780813589558

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Negotiating Work, Family, and Identity among Long-Haul Christian Truck Drivers

What Would Jesus Haul?

by Rebecca L. Upton

<p>This book draws upon ethnographic and qualitative research in the United States to demonstrate the means through which long-haul truck drivers navigate work and family tensions in ways that resonate across categories of race, class, gender ...

ISBN: 9780739196632

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New Estimates of Fertility and Population in the United States

by Coale, Ansley Johnson

<p>Census decennial enumerations are utilized to achieve two useful estimates: (l) Annual series of estimates of births, birth rates, and fertility rates for the white population of the U.S. from 1855 to the present (the first set of data on an ...

ISBN: 9781400874934

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New Perspectives on Mutual Dependency in Care-Giving

by Adéla Souralová

<p>Many scholars see caregiving relationships as being based on mutual dependency or interdependency. Extensively cited notions of the ’global care chain’ or ’international division of reproductive labour’ have prepared the ground for analysis ...

ISBN: 9781317088172

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Noble Strategies

Marriage and Sexuality in the Zimmern Chronicle

by Judith J. Hurwich

Through the colorful family histories and rich detail of the Zimmern Chronicle, historian Judith Hurwich examines marriage, family, and sexuality among the early modern German nobility. She uses the house chronicles of the Zimmern family and the

ISBN: 9781935503552

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Paradoxes of Liberalism and Parental Authority

by Dennis Arjo

<p>This book is a detailed examination of parental authority: what justifies and what are the proper limits of a parent’s authority over her children? Dennis Arjo focuses on and criticizes attempts to answer these and related questions in the ...

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Parenthood between Generations

Transforming Reproductive Cultures

by Siân Pooley & Kaveri Qureshi

<p>Recent literature has identified modern “parenting” as an expert-led practice—one which begins with pre-pregnancy decisions, entails distinct types of intimate relationships, places intense burdens on mothers and increasingly on fathers too. ...

ISBN: 9781785331510

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Parenting across the Life Span

Biosocial Dimensions

by Jeanne Altmann

<p>Research on parenting through the life course has developed around two separate approaches. Evolutionary biology provides fresh perspectives from life history theory using behavioral ecology and parental investment theory. At the same time, ...

ISBN: 9781351500883

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Patients and Agents: Mental Illness, Modernity and Islam in Sylhet, Bangladesh

by Callan, Alyson

<p> Sylhet, the area of Bangladesh most closely associated with overseas migration, has seen an increase in remittances sent home from abroad, introducing new inequalities.  Social change has also been mediated by the global forces of Western ...

ISBN: 9780857454898

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Patterns of Social Functioning in Families with Marital and Parent-Child Problems

by Gerson David

<p>The work reported in this book represents the first attempt to study a sample of client families with marital and parent-child problems using a systematic framework based on role-theory. The findings of the study are important and made more ...

ISBN: 9781442638044

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Personal Decisions in the Public Square

by Robert A. Stebbins

<p>This work looks into how, why, and when people pursue things in life that they desire, those that make their existence attractive and worth living. Robert A. Stebbins calls this &quot;Positive Sociology,&quot; the study of what people do to ...

ISBN: 9781351298186

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Personal Life

by Carol Smart

<p>For more than a decade, Carol Smart has been at the forefront of debates about the sociology of the family. Yet she has become frustrated by the fixation of many commentators with the supposed decline of commitment, and even the decline of ...

ISBN: 9780745645643

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Planning Families in Nepal

Global and Local Projects of Reproduction

by Jan Brunson

<p>Based on almost a decade of research in the Kathmandu Valley, <em>Planning Families in Nepal</em> offers a compelling account of Hindu Nepali women as they face conflicting global and local ideals regarding family ...

ISBN: 9780813578637

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