Family & relationships

    Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

    By Elizabeth Hughes

    Paperback Save £3.28 = £34.71

    Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women's experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of...

    Feeling Gender

    Hardback Save £0.14 = £19.86

    Sexuality in World History

    By Peter N. Stearns

    Paperback Save £1.62 = £25.37

    Revised edition of the author's Sexuality in world history, 2009.

    The Ethics of the Family in Seneca

    By Liz Gloyn

    Hardback Save £9.16 = £65.84

    This book explores the vital role the family plays in Stoic ideas of moral development found in Seneca's philosophical writing. It combines philosophical analysis with social, cultural and historical discussion and is an important resource for researchers in Roman Stoicism, imperial culture and the history of the family.


    By Carol Dyhouse

    Hardback £14.46

    The story of female desire and fantasy, told through the cultural history of the heartthrob, from Byron to boy-bands. Feminists have commonly represented women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.

    Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

    By Helen E. Fisher

    Paperback £11.45

    Fresh material brings this "delightful to read, fascinating" The New York Times classic to new readers.

    Living Kinship in the Pacific

    Paperback Save £2.82 = £21.18

    Focusing on transformation and continuity over time in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa, among others, contributors assert that kinship is a lived and living dimension of contemporary human lives. The ethnographic case studies add to the understanding of kinship as - according to Unaisi Nabobo-Baba - "knowledge that counts."

    Pregnancy ?does-not-equal] Childbearing Project

    By Jennifer Scuro

    Paperback £26.22

    Part graphic novel, part feminist and philosophical analysis, The Pregnancy Childbearing Project explores how pregnancy can be a meaningful and distinct phenomenon from childbirth and does not equate with childbearing or the production of children.

    Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    Paperback Save £2.52 = £30.47

    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital sexual activity, as...

    Family Issues Reader

    Paperback £55.66

    A new anthology of recent articles from one of the leading family science publications, the Journal of Family Issues SAGE.

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