Sociology of the Family Products

  • Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Parents and Young Mentally Handicapped Children

    A Review of Research Issues

    By Helen McConachie

    First published in 1986, this book reviews research on the role parents play in fostering the early development of children with mental handicaps. Professionals and parents must work together to give such children the chance of living as ordinary lives as possible and here, the author develops a…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • Daily Living with a Handicapped Child

    By Diana M. Millard

    First published in 1984, this book focuses on the support and reassurance needed by parents of children with handicaps. It provides a practical guide in relation to daily care and is equally as relevant to professionals, therapists, teachers, doctors and psychologists who must advise parents.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • Caring for the Mentally Handicapped Child

    By David Wilkin

    First published in 1979, this book concerns itself primarily with the mothers of mentally handicapped children. It discusses the problems of assistance that they may have experienced from their families, the community, or the available services. Whilst arguing for far more support for mothers when…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • After Legal Equality

    Family, Sex, Kinship

    Edited by Robert Leckey

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Social Justice

  • Gender, Violence, and Law

    By Melanie Randall

    The law has been the major site of advocacy, reform efforts and social change in relation to a variety of complex social problems. Gendered violence is one of them. After nearly three decades of advocacy and law reform, what can we understand about current legal responses to, and engagement with,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Drinking Dilemmas

    Space, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Thomas Thurnell-Read

    Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • Women and Their Work

    By Mrs Arthur Lyttelton

    First published in 1901, this title lends insight into the position of English women in the workforce at the turn of the twentieth century. The conditions of women changed rapidly throughout the 1800s, leading to more varied choices in terms of career and lifestyle. However, this title also reveals…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Irish Feminist Futures

    By Claire Bracken

    This book is about the future: Ireland’s future and feminism’s future, approached from a moment that has recently passed. The Celtic Tiger (circa 1995-2008) was a time of extraordinary and radical change, in which Ireland’s economic, demographic, and social structures underwent significant…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 

  • Family Entrepreneurship

    Rethinking the research agenda

    Edited by Kathleen Randerson, Cristina Bettinelli, Giovanna Dossena, Alain Fayolle

    Family business is the most widely found form of business organization, and its importance to the global economy cannot be over-estimated. Until recently, the impact of the family on entrepreneurial firms has been under-researched, leading to a conceptual gap between the two areas of study, and an…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research

  • The Principles of Housing

    By Peter King

    Principles of Housing is an engaging and discursive introduction to the key topics within housing studies. Whereas many books get bogged down in country specific policy or small innovations, this book argues that the fundamental concepts of what we call housing are relatively stable and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-04 

  • Light from the East

    Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge

    By Hon. P. Arunáchalam

    Edited by Edward Carpenter

    Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

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