Family Studies

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Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood

Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.

Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy

Investigates the role of family in Hegel’s phenomenology.

The Culture of Teenage Mothers

By Joanna Gregson
Subjects: Sociology

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Family Violence

Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.

Same-Sex Partners

A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.

Motherhood Misconceived

First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.

Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems

Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.

When Play Was Play

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

Where We Find Ourselves

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

Feminist Mothering

Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.

Two in a Bed

A fascinating look at the social experience of sharing a bed with another person.

When the Music Stopped

A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.

Heads above Water

An in-depth exploration of women's lives after a natural disaster.

Boundaries of Privacy

Explores new ways to think about privacy and disclosure.

Women, the Family, and Policy

The authors highlight how structural circumstances in countries with various degrees of industrialization are associated with specific policies. The analyses of women's experiences reveal the variety ...

The Fundamentals of Family Mediation

Although there are a number of mediation books, none provide a step-by-step description of each stage in the process. This book, designed as a mediator's handbook, can be used by the practicing mediator ...

Children's Play in Child Care Settings

How do children play in different kinds of child care settings? How do child care environments influence their play? How do special-needs children play in integrated and in segregated child care settings? ...


A ground-breaking book that shows that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful.

Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990

The Debate Over Child Care: 1969-1990 offers a new perspective on the pervading problem of providing child care services in the United States. The author traces the contemporary debate over the sponsorship ...