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Brave New Stepfamilies

Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living

Author: Susan D. Stewart

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483360199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Brave New Stepfamilies maps the changing landscape of American stepfamilies, taking readers on a tour through the diverse assortment of traditional and not-so-traditional stepfamily forms that have emerged in recent years. Author Susan D. Stewart presents the latest scholarly research on stepfamilies in an accessible way, weaving together predominant theoretical perspectives, findings from research and national surveys, and interviews with stepfamily members.


Author: G. Allan,G. Crow,S. Hawker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230308678

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 9897

Drawing on recent developments within the sociology of family life, this book examines family connection and solidarity within different stepfamily networks, focusing on relationships from a kinship perspective and using case studies of people's experiences to explore how family connection is constructed within different stepfamilies.

Handbuch Familiensoziologie

Author: Paul B. Hill,Johannes Kopp

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658022760

Category: Social Science

Page: 803

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Dieser Band bietet einen umfassenden Einblick in die große thematische Breite und Tiefe der familiensoziologischen Forschung. Dabei geht es um die Konstanten und Differenzierungen des familialen Lebens in den verschiedensten Regionen der Welt sowie die unterschiedlichen methodischen und theoretischen Ansatzpunkte in der Familienforschung. Schließlich wird eine Vielzahl familialer und sozialstruktureller Fragestellungen einschließlich ihrer empirischen Fundierung aufgegriffen, referiert und kritisch kommentiert. Heiratsmarkt, Fertilität, Arbeitsteilung, Generationenbeziehungen, Interaktionsstile, Trennung, Bildung, Mobilität sind nur einige Beispiele für den breiten thematischen Zugriff des vorliegenden Bandes, welcher in vier thematischen Abschnitten und fünfundzwanzig Beiträgen systematisch das Feld der Familiensoziologie beschreibt.


A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

Author: Wednesday Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547394312

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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An honest and groundbreaking guide to understanding the complicated emotions that develop between stepmothers and children. When faced with often overwhelming challenges, what woman with stepchildren is unfamiliar with that “stepmonster” feeling? Half of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children. To guide women new to this role—and empower those who are struggling with it—Wednesday Martin draws upon her own experience as a stepmother. She's frank about the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, she considers the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, and she counteracts the cultural notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems that often develop. Along the way, she interviews other stepmothers and stepchildren and offers up fascinating insights from literature, anthropology, psychology, and evolutionary biology that explain the little-understood realities of this unique parent-child relationship and—in an unexpected twist—shows why the myth of the Wicked Stepmother is the single best tool for understanding who real stepmothers are and how they feel.

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Riedmann,Susan D Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337109665

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 3810

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marriage and Family

Perspectives and Complexities

Author: H. Elizabeth Peters,Claire M. Kamp Dush

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520026

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 2378

Family life has been radically transformed over the past three decades. Half of all households are unmarried, while only a quarter of all married households have kids. A third of the nation's births are to unwed mothers, and a third of America's married men earn less than their wives. With half of all women cohabitating before they turn thirty and gay and lesbian couples settling down with increasing visibility, there couldn't be a better time for a book that tracks new conceptions of marriage and family as they are being formed. The editors of this volume explore the motivation to marry and the role of matrimony in a diverse group of men and women. They compare empirical data from several emerging family types (single, co-parent, gay and lesbian, among others) to studies of traditional nuclear families, and they consider the effect of public policy and recent economic developments on the practice of marriage and the stabilization or destabilization of family. Approaching this topic from a variety of perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, gendered, demographic, socio-biological, and social-psychological viewpoints, the editors highlight the complexity of the modern American family and the growing indeterminacy of its boundaries. Refusing to adhere to any one position, the editors provide an unbiased account of contemporary marriage and family.

Family Therapy

Models and Techniques

Author: Janice M. Rasheed,Mikal N. Rasheed,James A. Marley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148330535X

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

View: 4743

This text offers a straightforward, comprehensive overview of both traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques as well as a discussion of clinical issues unique to family therapy practice. Aiming to prepare students to develop beginning proficiency in family therapy, the authors outline major family therapy models in detail, including a step by step description of concepts, theories, skills, and techniques as well as a history of each model and its conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The text also provides extensive case illustrations of family interviews that identify the specific stages, clinical issues, concepts, theories and techniques associated with each model. This core text is designed for graduate level courses such as Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Counseling in departments of social work, psychology, nursing, education, or human services.

Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Demography

Page: N.A

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Psychology & Mental Health: Sleep apnea

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655616

Category: Psychology

Page: 2208

View: 863

This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.


Parents, Children, and Musical Beds

Author: Susan D. Stewart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249064

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 985

Co-sleeping examines how parents and children really sleep in America. Drawing on original research and extensive interviews, author Susan Stewart goes beyond the fads and vehement arguments for or against co-sleeping to look at what actually happens, and the impact of co-sleeping on families—for better or worse.

Societies and Social Life

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: James W. Russell

Publisher: Sloan Pub.

ISBN: 9781597380201

Category: Sociology

Page: 302

View: 3423

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Families

Page: N.A

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The Western Journal of Black Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

View: 3967

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times

A Complete Guide to Etiquette

Author: Letitia Baldrige

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188545

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 8875

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MANNERS, REVISED AND UPDATED TO ACCOMODATE TODAY'S HIGH-SPEED LIFESTYLES, SHIFTING VALUES, AND EVER-EVOLVING DEFINITION OF FAMILY. Letitia Baldrige is universally recognized as the country's leading authority on executive, domestic, and social manners. She began writing on manners and protocol during her diplomatic service in 1949, and she has been hailed on the cover of Time magazine as "America's leading arbiter of manners." Originally published in 1989, her Complete Guide to New Manners has now been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate the changing social conventions and enormous technological advances of the past fifteen years. Baldrige was the first etiquette writer to advise extensively on the subject of manners in the workplace. With her legendary background in both the government and business worlds, she remains the prime authority on the integration of goals that often seem at odds with one another -- namely, family, work, and pleasure. Baldrige provides fresh guidelines on etiquette at work and in every form of communication, from letters to emails to cell phone calls. She also updates the way we approach the traditional rites of passage -- weddings, funerals, religious ceremonies, gatherings large and small. Here are authoritative answers to the etiquette questions and issues involved in nontraditional family relationships -- stepfamilies, adult children returning home, elderly parents moving in, gays and lesbians in the family, dating for the newly single, and the myriad complications that spring from divorce. Through it all, Baldrige does not forget the essence of manners: they are an expression of love and care, and they are under our control. New Manners for New Times is a comprehensive encyclopedia that will lead readers confidently and correctly through the maze of lifestyles, customs, business, and ways of relating to others in this new, complex millennium. But it is, above all, a very personal statement.

Brave New What?

Author: Nicholas Leonard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 155

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3551520968


Page: N.A

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Stieffamilien in Deutschland

Eltern und Kinder zwischen Normalität und Konflikt

Author: Walter Bien,Angela Hartl,Markus Teubner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322975452

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 3417

Das Buch beschreibt die Lebenssituation verheirateter und nichtehelicher Stieffamilien, es vergleicht mit der Lebenssituation von Kernfamilien und Alleinerziehenden und gibt einen Einblick in die Kommunikation zwischen den Mitgliedern einer Stieffamilie.

Understanding Family Meanings

A Reflective Text

Author: Jane Ribbens McCarthy,Megan Doolittle,Shelley Day Sclater

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447301129

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 1997

Focuses on family meanings in diverse contexts in order to enhance our understanding of everyday social lives and professional practices. This title provides the reader with an overview of the basic concepts and theories related to families. It also provides a foundation for any module in family studies

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