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A Discussion of Leo Bersani's 'Intimacies' and his Views on Queer Intellectuals

by Jil Hoeser

<p>Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Sociology - Gender Studies, grade: 2,7, University College London, language: English, abstract: Leo Bersani, a renowned professor in the French Department at the University of California Berkley, is ...

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A Distant Heartbeat

A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets

by Eunice Lipton

<p>On May 20, 1938, a young man from the Bronx informs his parents that he is leaving for the Catskills to begin his new job as a waiter. Instead, he sails for Europe to join the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, the opening ...

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A Fly in a Bottle. Or, if Only I Knew it Before.

SHORT STORY # 33. Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

<p>I undertook a major change in my life—and filed for a divorce. Shortly I was swamped with numerous difficulties and faced many types of people that some I never dealt before. Lawyers, courts, judges, contractors and subcontractors (I start ...

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A Job for Life: Education and Support for Parents

by Pugh, Gillian

Bringing up children is a 'job for life' and this discussion paper looks at education and support for parents as a continuous process which starts at birth and goes on through childhood, adolescence, committed relationships, pregnancy and ...

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A Normal Life

A Memoir

by Kim Rich

<ul> <li><em>Johnny's Girl</em>, the prequel, was praised widely by National media; interview coverage included NPR's &quot;Fresh Air.&quot;</li> <li>Hallmark Entertainment Movie’s <em>Johnny’s Girl</em> (June 1995 theater release) based on ...

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Achieving Procreation: Childlessness and IVF in Turkey

by Goknar, Merve Demircio&#287;lu

<p> Managing social relationships for childless couples in pro-natalist societies can be a difficult art to master, and may even become an issue of belonging for both men and women. With ethnographic research gathered from two IVF clinics and ...

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After the Death of Childhood

by David Buckingham

<p>What will be the fate of childhood in the twenty-first century? Will children increasingly be living 'media childhoods', dominated by the electronic screen? Will their growing access to adult media help to abolish the distinctions between ...

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Alternate Roots

Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media

by Christine Scodari

<p>In recent years, the media has attributed the surge of people eagerly studying family trees to the aging of baby boomers, a sense of mortality, a proliferation of internet genealogy sites, and a growing pride in ethnicity. New ...

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American Child Bride

A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

by Nicholas L. Syrett

<p>Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and sometimes shocking history of youthful marriage ...

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American Constitutionalism, Marriage, and the Family

Obergefell v. Hodges and U.S. v. Windsor in Context

by Stephen A. Block, Patrick N. Cain, William C. Duncan & others

<p>This edited volume in American constitutionalism places the Supreme Court’s declaration of same-sex marriage rights in <em>U.S. v. Windsor</em> (2013) and <em>Obergefell v. Hodges</em> (2015) within the context of the Court’s developing ...

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American Fatherhood

A Cultural History

by Lawrence R. Samuel

<p><em>American Fatherhood: A Cultural History</em> traces changes in what it means to be a dad in America, from the 1960s through today. The book begins with an overview of fatherhood in America from the “founding fathers” through the 1950s and

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American Polygamy

A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith

by Craig L. Foster & Marianne T. Watson

<p>Today's Fundamentalist Mormons in the American West resist assimilation like their forefathers. Centered on faith, they survive despite efforts to permanently end their cherished plural family arrangements. While some Fundamentalists like ...

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Arranging Marriage

Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora

by Marian Aguiar

<p><strong>The first critical analysis of contemporary arranged marriage among South Asians in a global context</strong></p> <p>Arranged marriage is an institution of global fascination—an object of curiosity, revulsion, outrage, and even envy.

ISBN: 9781452955094

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Aunties

Thirty-Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother

by Ingrid Sturgis

<p>An aunt is not just another mother—and aunts defy any sort of archetypal image. Like humanity, they span the spectrum, from down-home Auntie Em to the uninhibited Auntie Mame. Some aunts are smart, others are crazy. Some act bravely, others ...

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Becoming an Unwed Mother

A Sociological Account

by Prudence Mors Rains

<p>Most unmarried women who engage in sexual intercourse do not become unwed mothers; they use contraceptives, secure an abortion, or get married before the baby is born. What happens to the minority of women who bear illegitimate children? This

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Becoming Bourgeois

Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670–1880

by Christopher H. Johnson

<p><em>Becoming Bourgeois</em> traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public administration, and ...

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Before You Say I do

Falling in Love Without Falling Into Trouble

by Rev. Lucy Natasha

<p><strong>What is LOVE?</strong><br /> While attending a sociology workshop in a higher learning institution, I asked a simple question; “what is love?” I was utterly surprised that none of the thousand students present could give me a ...

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Behind the Magic. An Examination of Gender Representations in Disney Princess Feature-length Animations

by Megan Hilditch

<p>Bachelor Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Sociology - Gender Studies, grade: 75.0, Keele University, language: English, abstract: This study offers an examination of gender representations present in the Disney feature-length ...

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Being Grandma and Grandpa

Grandparents Share Advice, Insights and Experiences

by Emily Stier Adler & Michele Hoffnung

<p>Most people over 50 are grandparents, but few have preparation for this significant role. In <em>Being Grandma and Grandpa</em>, sociologist Emily Stier Adler and psychologist Michele Hoffnung draw on their professional knowledge, their own ...

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Benefits of social networking websites for young people

by Roger Edwards

<p>Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - Children and Youth, grade: 1st Class, , language: English, abstract: The use of social networking sites (SNS) has been adopted and integrated into the daily lives of an increasing ...

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