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Stepfamilies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Stepfamilies

Stepfamilies: History, Research, and Policy examines language use, laws, cultural stereotypes, media images, and social policies and practices to create an understanding of how predominant views about stepfamilies and stepfamily members are constructed within society. As the rates of divorce and remarriage continue to increase, it is more important than ever to overcome nuclear family ideology and abandon the model of research that compares stepfamilies with nonstepfamilies. This book shows you how honor and empowerment can be attained in new family structures and how alternative kin networks can be just as healthy as the traditional nuclear family unit. As this book examines the ability of ...

Homosexuality and Family Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Homosexuality and Family Relations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The first book of its kind, Homosexuality and Family Relations focuses on the effects of homosexuality and being homosexual on individuals in families and on the family as a group. Edited by Frederick W. Bozett, RN, DNS, and Marvin B. Sussman, PhD, this informative and enlightening volume examines the multiple varieties of family forms in which gay men and lesbians live, addresses the ramifications of homosexuality on family relationships, and explores the countless aspects of parenthood as they are experienced by gay men and lesbians, including adoption and foster care by lesbians and gay men, and the choice of increasing numbers of lesbians to bear children through artificial fertilization. Any professional who is interested in the family--educators, clinicians, academicians, researchers, and students, as well as others interested in families and in human sexuality and men’s and women’s studies--family science, gay studies, nursing, medicine, law, psychology, sociology, social work--will find this book useful, insightful, and unique.

Families and Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Families and Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The family and the law, with its attendant legal systems, share a pervasive connectedness. With this new volume, family practitioners and scholars can begin to increase the family?s position in relation to the law and legal system. The contributing authors bring to light the power of laws and the ways to influence them,for the benefit of the family.

Pets and the Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Pets and the Family

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  • Published: 2016-04-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This major work summarizes the recent research and findings on the interactions of pets and their owners and the social and emotional benefits that may be derived by families who have pets. Social and health scientists explore the pervasiveness of the animal/human bond and the high prevalence of pets in U.S. households, including pets and children, pets and the elderly, pets as factors of stability and instability in family relationships, and pets as therapy for ill, grieving, and disabled family members. With this carefully researched book, researchers and family health professionals can better understand the complexities of family/animal interaction and can pursue further study into this increasingly important subject in contemporary society.

Personal Computers and the Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

Personal Computers and the Family

A pioneering volume that explores the new phenomenon of the personal computer and its impact on the family. Family theorists express queries and concerns about the significance of the personal computer upon the organization, values, ideologies, and behavioral practices of family systems. The rich selection of ideas discussed in this groundbreaking book include the impact of computers on family dynamics and development; the family's response to this new technology; the potential benefits or harm to marital, parent-child relationships, and quality of family life; the use of microcomputers in family therapeutic processes; and the role of personal computers in the delivery of services to families.

Family Systems and Inheritance Patterns
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 116

Family Systems and Inheritance Patterns

Specialists in economics, law, psychology, and sociology provide a comprehensive examination of the disposition of property following a death.

Marriage & the family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 63

Marriage & the family

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1979-01-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Almost every reader has experienced or will experience the issues--whether it be a variant family form, a family problem, a living situation, or a roleless condition--addressed in Marriage and the Family. Contributors to this important book cover pluralistic family forms, family violence, never married persons, dual career families, the "roleless" role (widowhood), and non-marital, heterosexual cohabitation. This synthesis, when compared to today "s familial and marriage situations demonstrates where we should be going in research, demonstration projects, policy change, development and implementation, and also provides an excellent overview of what life options were and are available and the costs and benefits of each.

Deviance and the Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Deviance and the Family

A unique resource for family therapists, Deviance and the Family is a comprehensive examination of the family and its role in the causes of delinquency. Leading experts in the fields of criminal justice, sociology, and family services report pertinent data and review studies in an attempt to explain the causes of deviance as well as the role of the family in the deviance and criminal activities of its members. The controversial debate over violence in the family rages on in this book as experts attempt to answer the question of whether family violence/neglect are associated with a child s delinquency. Important discussions of juvenile prostitution and adolescent suicide deserve careful reading by all professionals who work with youth and families."

Families and Adoption
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 258

Families and Adoption

Do parents with adoptive children see themselves as similar to or different from nonadoptive parents? Is the stigma attached to adoption lessening? Does open communication about adoption contribute to the family's well-being? How successful are adoptive adults at putting their adolescent turmoil behind them? These and many other important and complex questions are addressed in Families and Adoption, an informative guidebook that shows you how adoption is both a condition and a lifelong process. Families and Adoption discusses legislation that can serve the needs of various members of the adoptive experience to deepen your understanding of the key legal issues associated with consent and open...

Families
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 402

Families

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-17
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This special volume is devoted to the synthesis and review of theoretical and conceptual approaches associated with familial and non-familial connections across the life span. An important book as society “returns to the family,” it compares and contrasts different disciplinary perspectives associated with intergenerational relationships. Because intergenerational relationships have been the focus of research in many disciplines, various perspectives have emerged about kin and non-kin connections. Renewed interest in families and familial connections is due largely to events and situations occurring in complex, modernized societies which place the intergenerational nexus on center stage....