Sociology of the Family Products

  • Working with Ethnic Minorities and Across Cultures in Western Child Protection Systems

    By Pooja Sawrikar

    Multiculturalism in western countries continues to grow, but responsiveness to it with culturally sensitive research, policy and practice has been slower to develop. This lag could be accused of enabling institutional racism -that is, culturally insensitive practices and policies can cause or…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Social Work Studies

  • Changing Names and Gendering Identity

    Social Organisation in Contemporary Britain

    By Rachel Thwaites

    This book investigates contemporary naming practices on marriage in Britain, drawing on survey data and detailed interview material in which women offer their own accounts of the reasons for which they have changed or retained their names. Exploring the ways in which names are used to create and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Routledge Revivals: Homosexuality: A Research Guide (1987)

    Edited by Wayne R. Dynes

    First published in 1987, this book encompasses a broad range interdisciplinary research into homosexuality — displaying a full spectrum of points of view — and, given that the major traditions of modern homosexual research began in Europe, is not restricted to works in English.. In general topics…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • ReValuing Care in Theory, Law & Policy

    Cycles and Connections

    Edited by Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher, Chris Beasley

    Care is central to life, and yet is all too often undervalued, taken-for-granted, and hidden from view. This collection of fourteen substantive and highly innovative essays, along with its insightful Introduction, seeks to explore the different dimensions of care that shape social, legal and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Multigenerational Family Living

    Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

    By Edgar Liu, Hazel Easthope

    Multigenerational living – where more than one generation of related adults cohabit in the same dwelling – is recognised as a common arrangement amongst many Asian, Middle Eastern and southern European cultures, but this arrangement is becoming increasingly familiar in many western…

    Hardback – 2016-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Delivering Family Justice in Late Modern Society in the wake of Legal Aid Reform

    Edited by Mavis Maclean

    Legal aid for family cases in private law, mainly divorce and separation, where the state is not directly involved as it is in public law cases where there are issues of domestic violence or neglect or abuse of children, came to an abrupt end together with help for welfare and immigration cases on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge

  • Unmarried Women in Japan

    The drift into singlehood

    By Akiko Yoshida

    Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Marital Rights

    By Robert Leckey

    This volume gathers influential and cutting-edge scholarship on the international and domestic rights attaching to married couples and other adult relationships. Addressing examples from the European Court of Human Rights, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa, it traces contentious debates…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Family Rights

  • From Civil Partnerships to Same-Sex Marriage

    Interdisciplinary Reflections

    Edited by Nicola Barker, Daniel Monk

    The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA) and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2014 (MSSCA) are important legal, social and historical landmarks, rich in symbolic, material and cultural meanings. While fiercely opposed by many, within mainstream narratives they are often represented as a victory in a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

    Rethinking the Myths and Misperceptions

    By Keri Weed, Jody S Nicholson, Jaelyn R. Farris

    Whether glamorised or stigmatised, teenage parenthood is all too often used to stand for a host of social problems, and empirical research results ignored. Identifying core controversies surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting, this book resolves misperceptions using findings from large-scale,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Contemporary African American Families

    Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz, Marcia Watson, Sherri Lawson Clark

    For decades the black community has been perceived, both in the United States and around the world, as one which thinks alike, acts alike and lives alike - in poor and downtrodden environments. Following the persistent effects of the great recession and the American elections of 2008, now more than…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • 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 – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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