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Barrett and McIntosh incisively question the standard marxist and mainstream claims that 1 the nuclear family is suited to the functional requirements of the capitalist mode of production, and 2 the family has declined and much of its work is now undertaken by the state.
George W Holden embraces the idea that parenting is a dynamic process: children affect parents just as much as parents affect children. This multilevel, ecological approach to parenting and childrearing allows a full range of parenting styles and challenges to be addressed. Research is presented in a way that is...
Are our romantic choices influenced by evolution? In tackling questions like these, The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships reviews the theory and research behind this fascinating area.
The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a "biological" sexual body.
Strikingly argued, richly researched, and methodologically sound, this wide-ranging look at how choices about sex triumphed over established class systems and artificial racial boundaries supplies a refreshing contribution to the history of early Louisiana.
All over the world, men as well as women exchange sex for money and other forms of reward, sometimes with other men and sometimes with women. In contrast to female prostitution, however, relatively little is known about male sex work, leaving questions unanswered about the individuals involved: their identities and...
The first ever book on educational work to prevent violence against women and girls, offering insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice.
Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. This multidisciplinary volume addresses the impact health issues have on individual family members and how this affects their family relationships.