Family Policy

At a Loss for Words

How America is Failing Our Children and What We Can Do about It

Betty Bardige

Promoting the importance of pre-literacy skills for later learning

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 figures, 3 halftones

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Families in the U.S.

Kinship and Domestic Politics

Edited by Karen V. Hansen, and Anita Ilta Garey

Leading feminist scholars contemplate the complexity of today's American families

944 pages | 7 x 10 | 21 tables, 10 figs.

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Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography

Edited by Tamara Mose Brown, and Joanna Dreby

Negotiating the challenges—and fighting the myths—of parenthood and fieldwork

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Getting Paid While Taking Time

The Women's Movement and the Development of Paid Family Leave Policies in the United States

Megan A. Sholar

Analyzing family leave policy in the United States—from the role of the women’s movement in the passage of paid leave to policymaking at the state level

252 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Help Your Marriage Survive the Death of a Child

Paul C. Rosenblatt

Advice to couples and counselors about how to deal with the death of a child

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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I Can't Remember

Family Stories of Alzheimer's Disease

Esther Strauss Smoller

Photographs and personal stories of the everyday trials of Alzheimer's patients and their families

136 pages | 7 x 10 | 63 halftones

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Inheritance Law and the Evolving Family

Ralph C. Brashier

How inheritance law has failed to recognize the modern family

272 pages | 6 x 9

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Men Can

The Changing Image and Reality of Fatherhood in America

Donald N.S. Unger

How American families are changing when it comes to care for their children

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Messages From Home

The Parent-Child Home Program For Overcoming Educational Disadvantage

Phyllis Levenstein and Susan Levenstein

An up-to-date overview of one of the longest-running home visiting programs, emphasizing school readiness and early literacy in toddlers

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables

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The Package Deal

Marriage, Work, and Fatherhood in Men's Lives

Nicholas W. Townsend

A book about understanding men's lives in the modern world

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 1 figs.

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A Pleasing Birth

Midwives and Maternity Care in the Netherlands

Raymond De Vries

How midwifery policy in the Netherlands can help mothers in the United States

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 21 figs., 7 halftones

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Reframing Transracial Adoption

Adopted Koreans, White Parents, and the Politics of Kinship

Kristi Brian

A provocative critique of transnational, transracial adoption from a critical race and feminist perspective and a vision for reform

230 pages | 6 x 9

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Selling Transracial Adoption

Families, Markets, and the Color Line

Elizabeth Raleigh

Examines cross-race adoptions from the perspectives of adoption providers, showing how racial hierarchies and the supply and demand for children shape the process

250 pages | 6 x 9

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Taking Time

Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture

Mindy Fried

How flexible is the American workplace in supporting the family needs of employees, when it involves the temporary loss of their labor?

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Teen Mothers and the Revolving Welfare Door

Kathleen Mullan Harris

A comprehensive study of teen mothers and their patterns of entering and leaving the welfare system

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 15 tables, 7 figs.

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