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By Liz Gloyn
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.
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."
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.
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...
A new anthology of recent articles from one of the leading family science publications, the Journal of Family Issues SAGE.
Historically, children were often understood in relation to their development towards adulthood, but the 'new paradigm' of childhood studies has since shown how they should be taken more seriously as active participants in their own lives.