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Intimate Selving in Arab Families - Gender, Self, and Identity (Paperback, 1st ed): Suad Joseph Intimate Selving in Arab Families - Gender, Self, and Identity (Paperback, 1st ed)
Suad Joseph
R538 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R116 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Native feminist scholars focus on intimate Arab familiar relationships and discuss gendering of the self in the Arab community. In biographical and autobiographical, ethnographical, and literary accounts, they identify key family relationships and explore them in terms of shaping and defining gender in relation to others.

The Economics of Marriage (Hardcover): Shoshana A. Grossbard The Economics of Marriage (Hardcover)
Shoshana A. Grossbard
R8,317 Discovery Miles 83 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Shoshana Grossbard, a leading scholar in this field, has selected the most influential classic and recent articles which highlight the economic importance of marriage and related institutions. The volume first considers marriage and related outcomes, including cohabitation, matching, brideprice and dowry, and law and economic questions relating to divorce. It then investigates the consequences of marriage and marriage markets for labour supply, household production, wages, consumption, household finance, education and fertility. A clear original introduction by the editor provides an illuminating guide to the selected articles and to their place within the economic and demographic literature.

Betrayed - The Heartbreaking True Story of a Struggle to Escape a Cruel Life Defined by Family Honour (Paperback): Rosie Lewis Betrayed - The Heartbreaking True Story of a Struggle to Escape a Cruel Life Defined by Family Honour (Paperback)
Rosie Lewis 1
R189 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R57 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of 13-year-old Zadie. When the young teenage girl runs away from home and is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be. Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie she is polite and well-behaved, but understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie's support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives, and fear of bringing shame on those around her, prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past. When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the shocking secrets to herself for so long.

The Saddest Girl in the World (Paperback): Cathy Glass The Saddest Girl in the World (Paperback)
Cathy Glass 1
R186 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged ten, having been abused, victimised and rejected by her family.

Donna had been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy s. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down. Donna is clearly a very haunted child and refuses to interact with Cathy s children Adrian and Paula.

After patience and encouragement from Cathy, Donna slowly starts to talk and tells Cathy that she blames herself for her and her brothers being placed in care. The social services were aware that Donna and her brothers had been neglected by their alcoholic mother, but no one realised the extent of the abuse they were forced to suffer. The truth of the physical torment she was put through slowly emerges, and as Donna grows to trust Cathy she tells her how her mother used to make her wash herself with wire wool so that she could get rid of her skin colour as her mother was so ashamed that Donna was mixed race.

The psychological wounds caused by the bullying she received also start to resurface when Donna starts reenacting the ways she was treated at home by hitting and bullying Paula, so much so that Cathy can t let Donna out of her sight.

As the pressure begins to mount on Cathy to help this child, things start to get worse and Donna begins behaving in erratic ways, trashing her bedroom and being regularly abusive towards Cathy s children. Cathy begins to wonder if she can find a way to help this child or if Donna s scars run too deep."

Increase (Paperback): Lia Purpura Increase (Paperback)
Lia Purpura; Preface by Lia Purpura
R333 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R65 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Increase is Lia Purpura's chronicle of her pregnancy, the birth of her son, Joseph, and the first year of his life. She recounts her journey with the heightened awareness of a mother-to-be and through the eyes of a poet, from the moment she confirms her pregnancy as "A blue X slowly crosses itself, first one arm, then the other in the small white window of the test," through "the X of his crossed feet in sleep" as her child's world begins. Purpura's sensibility transcends the facts of personal experience to enfold the dramatically changing shape of a larger, complex world. These closely knit essays portray the rhythms of a new mother's life as it is challenged and transformed in nearly every aspect, from the emotions of wildness, loss, need, and desire to the outward progress-and interruption-of her work and activities. Increase offers us motherhood at an extraordinary pitch, recording, absorbing, and revisiting experiences from a multitude of angles. Purpura presents her story of discovery with unequalled eloquence, grace, and power.

Diversity of Family Farming Around the World - Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms (Hardcover, 1st... Diversity of Family Farming Around the World - Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Pierre-Marie Bosc, Jean-Michel Sourisseau, Philippe Bonnal, Pierre Gasselin, Elodie Valette, …
R3,329 R2,557 Discovery Miles 25 570 Save R772 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book aims at explaining the nature and strength of the links between the families and their farms looking at their diversity throughout the world. To do so, it documents family farming diversity by using the sustainable rural livelihood (SRL) framework exploring their ability to adapt and transform to changing environments. In 18 case studies in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, it shows how family farms resist under adverse conditions, seize new opportunities and permanently transform. Family farms, far from being backwards are potential solutions to face the current challenges and shape a new future for agriculture taking advantage of their local knowledge and capacity to cope with external constraints. Many co-authors of the book have both an empirical and theoretical experience of family farming in developed and developing countries and their related institutions. They specify "what makes and means family" in family farming and the diversity of their expertise draws a wide and original picture of this resilient way of farming throughout the world.

The Kiss - A Secret Life (Paperback, Reissue): Kathryn Harrison The Kiss - A Secret Life (Paperback, Reissue)
Kathryn Harrison 2
R250 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R79 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"One of the most startling books you are ever likely to read."
GILL HORNBY, 'Observer'

Heart breaking and extraordinary, Kathryn Harrison's beautifully written memoir bears witness to the years of her life in which the family bonds of love and loyalty are irrevocably broken by a dark, disturbing passion.

"I couldn't stop reading this. I'll never stop remembering it."
MARY KARR, author of 'The Liar's Club'

"Eerily beautiful prose, making exposure and self-viscerating confession into an art form."
NICCI GERRARD, 'Observer'

"Remarkable for its candour, but also for its elegance, its sense of morality and its generosity of spirit."
ELIZA CHARLTON, 'Sunday Telegraph'

"Harrison writes like an angel."
PENNY PERRICK, 'The Times'

Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture (Hardcover): Bonnie Lander Johnson Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
Bonnie Lander Johnson
R1,512 R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Save R123 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed the construction of different literary genres. Drawing on a range of materials, from prose to theatre, theological controversy to legal trials, and court ceremonies - including royal birthing rituals - Lander Johnson unearths previously unrecognised opinions about chastity. She reveals that early Stuart theatrical and court ceremonies were part of the same political debate as prose pamphlets and religious sermons. The volume also offers new readings of Milton's Comus, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Henrietta Maria's queenship and John Ford's plays. It will appeal to scholars of early modern literature, theatre, political, medical and cultural history, and gender studies.

Children and Young People `Looked After'? - Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales (Paperback):... Children and Young People `Looked After'? - Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales (Paperback)
Dawn Mannay, Louise Roberts, Alyson Rees
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite a proliferation of legislative action in response to differential outcomes, the relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains a pressing issue of widespread international concern. In Wales, a significant body of work has been produced on and with care-experienced children and young people. This edited collection attempts to highlight these valuable insights in a single volume, with contributions from well-established and early career scholars working in different traditions - including education, psychology, policy studies, sociology and social work - to provide a unique opportunity for reflection across disciplinary boundaries and shed new light on common problems and opportunities stimulated by research in the field of social care. The volume introduces a range of contexts and sites - including the home, the school, alternative educational institutions, contact centres, and the natural environment - and reflexively explores changes and continuities within the political and geographical landscape that constitutes Wales. Each chapter introduces insights, reflections and recommendations about the care system and its impacts, which will be useful for readers across geographical contexts who are concerned with improving the lives of children, young people and wider family networks.

Can I Let You Go? - A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on (Paperback): Cathy Glass Can I Let You Go? - A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on (Paperback)
Cathy Glass 1
R186 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R44 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it's a secret. To begin with Faye won't acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye's social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.

On Becoming a Teen Mom - Life before Pregnancy (Paperback): Mary Patrice Erdmans, Timothy Black On Becoming a Teen Mom - Life before Pregnancy (Paperback)
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Timothy Black
R554 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R119 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen and Honestly, Mom, chances are he won't stay with you. Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening the moral order, bankrupting state coffers, and causing high rates of poverty, incarceration, and school dropout. These efforts demonize teen mothers but tell us nothing about their lives before they became pregnant. In this myth-shattering book, the authors tell the life stories of 108 brown, white, and black teen mothers, exposing the problems in their lives often overlooked in pregnancy prevention campaigns. Some stories are tragic and painful, marked by sexual abuse, partner violence, and school failure. Others depict "girl next door" characters whose unintended pregnancies lay bare insidious gender disparities. Offering a fresh perspective on the links between teen births and social inequalities, this book demonstrates how the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, and class shape the biographies of young mothers.

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Stephanie Buehler What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Stephanie Buehler
R1,364 Discovery Miles 13 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practice, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Additionally, the book's updated instructor package includes sample syllabus and additional case studies, PowerPoints, quiz questions, suggested assignments, and worksheets and client handouts that can be put to use immediately.

Law of Desire - Temporary Marriage in Shi`i Iran (Paperback, Revised Edition): Shahla Haeri Law of Desire - Temporary Marriage in Shi`i Iran (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Shahla Haeri
R453 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R94 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This revised edition includes a postscript contextualizing this classic work within contemporary Iranian society. "Law of Desire contains some very interesting, often heartbreaking, life stories of women. . . . It is the first of its kind to deal with a taboo issue which, despite its social and political importance, has been neglected and overlooked by a wide range of political opinion in Iran." - Feminist Review

Cohabitation Nation - Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships (Paperback): Sharon Sassler, Amanda Miller Cohabitation Nation - Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships (Paperback)
Sharon Sassler, Amanda Miller
R549 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R119 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"We have fun and we enjoy each other's company, so why shouldn't we just move in together?"-Lauren, from Cohabitation Nation Living together is a typical romantic rite of passage in the United States today. In fact, census data shows a 37 percent increase in couples who choose to commit to and live with one another, forgoing marriage. And yet we know very little about this new "normal" in romantic life. When do people decide to move in together, why do they do so, and what happens to them over time? Drawing on in-depth interviews, Sharon Sassler and Amanda Jayne Miller provide an inside view of how cohabiting relationships play out before and after couples move in together, using couples' stories to explore the he said/she said of romantic dynamics. Delving into hot-button issues, such as housework, birth control, finances, and expectations for the future, Sassler and Miller deliver surprising insights about the impact of class and education on how relationships unfold. Showcasing the words, thoughts, and conflicts of the couples themselves, Cohabitation Nation offers a riveting and sometimes counterintuitive look at the way we live now.

Family Activism - Immigrant Struggles and the Politics of Noncitizenship (Paperback): Amalia Pallares Family Activism - Immigrant Struggles and the Politics of Noncitizenship (Paperback)
Amalia Pallares
R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the past ten years, legal and political changes in the United States have dramatically altered the legalization process for millions of undocumented immigrants and their families. Faced with fewer legalization options, immigrants without legal status and their supporters have organized around the concept of the family as a political subject--a political subject with its rights violated by immigration laws.
Drawing upon the idea of the "impossible activism" of undocumented immigrants, Amalia Pallares argues that those without legal status defy this "impossible" context by relying on the politicization of the family to challenge justice within contemporary immigration law. The culmination of a seven-year-long ethnography of undocumented immigrants and their families in Chicago, as well as national immigrant politics, "Family Activism" examines the three ways in which the family has become politically significant: as a political subject, as a frame for immigrant rights activism, and as a symbol of racial subordination and resistance.
By analyzing grassroots campaigns, churches and interfaith coalitions, immigrant rights movements, and immigration legislation, Pallares challenges the traditional familial idea, ultimately reframing the family as a site of political struggle and as a basis for mobilization in immigrant communities.

Gender - Ideas, Interactions, Institutions (Paperback, Second Edition): Lisa Wade, Myra Marx Ferree Gender - Ideas, Interactions, Institutions (Paperback, Second Edition)
Lisa Wade, Myra Marx Ferree
R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An instant best-seller and now the leading book for the course, Wade and Ferree's Gender is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to sociological perspectives on gender. Drawing on memorable examples mined from history, pop culture and current events, Gender deftly moves between theoretical concepts and applications to everyday life. New discussions of #metoo, toxic masculinity and gender politics in the Trump era help students participate in today's conversation about gender.

Straights - Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (Paperback): James Joseph Dean Straights - Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (Paperback)
James Joseph Dean
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sincethe Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America havedrastically transformed. It's almost old news that recent generations ofAmericans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gaymen, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed theattainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changeswrought by a so-called "post-closeted culture" have not just affected the queercommunity-heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how theirsexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights,James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibilityof gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their ownheterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are allheterosexual, or that there is such a thing as `compulsory heterosexuality,' heclaims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews witha diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and genderedselves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how racedoes and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historicalunderstanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moveson to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, mostimportantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality-notably, for men,the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. Thebook also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships withtheir LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Althoughhomophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that beinggay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly commonamong straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature ofsexual expression in America. Instructors: PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available by clicking on the files below. Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Vanity Economics - An Economic Exploration of Sex, Marriage and Family (Paperback): C. Simon Fan Vanity Economics - An Economic Exploration of Sex, Marriage and Family (Paperback)
C. Simon Fan
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyses the role of `vanity', defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviours. In Veblen's theory of conspicuous consumption, vanity is associated with the consumption of luxuries such as expensive handbags and cars. In this book, C. Simon Fan provocatively argues that vanity is obtained by having a spouse and children with perceived `high-quality' values, for example, a beautiful wife, a tall husband or intelligent offspring. He demonstrates from various perspectives that vanity plays a crucial role in male-female relationships and intergenerational relationships. In doing so, he challenges the conventional frontier of economics and contributes to other social sciences. This unique book will appeal to the educated general reader and interested academic alike.

The Awakened Family - How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children (Paperback): Shefali Tsabary The Awakened Family - How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children (Paperback)
Shefali Tsabary
R309 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Deserving Desire - Women's Stories of Sexual Evolution (Paperback): Beth Montemurro Deserving Desire - Women's Stories of Sexual Evolution (Paperback)
Beth Montemurro
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Women experience considerable changes in their bodies, lives, and identity between the ages of twenty and seventy, including marriage, motherhood, the dissolution of relationships, and menopause, all of which often impact sexuality. In "Deserving Desire," Beth Montemurro takes a wide-ranging look at the evolution of women's sexuality over time, with a specific focus on the development of sexual subjectivity--that is sexual confidence, agency, and a sense of entitlement to sexual desire.
Detailed stories of the ninety-five women in this study explore how they become more comfortable with their bodies, when most begin to enjoy sex, feel confident and positive about engaging in it, and how they become sexual subjects in control of their bodies. "Deserving Desire" explores the complex multi-stage process in which sexual subjectivity evolves over a woman's lifetime. As girls, they learn about sex and how those around them--parents, peers, religion and media--regard sex. Physical and emotional transitions such as having a baby or ending a relationship further affect women's sexual confidence and desire. Montemurro emphasizes that sexual subjectivity is about feeling in control of sexual decision making and acting purposefully and confidently.
Though adolescent sexuality has been a major focus of sociological research, few studies have examined, as Montemurro does here, the development of sexuality through women's lives and the events that change the way women feel about themselves, their bodies, and their relationships.

Sold To Be A Wife - Only a determined foster carer can stop a terrified girl from becoming a child bride (Paperback): Maggie... Sold To Be A Wife - Only a determined foster carer can stop a terrified girl from becoming a child bride (Paperback)
Maggie Hartley 1
R189 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The powerfully moving new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Maggie Hartley. Fourteen-year-old Shazia has been taken into care after a conversation at school leads her teacher to suspect that the teenager's family are planning to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage. To her family's fury, Shazia is sent to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley whilst social services investigate. But with Shazia denying everything and social services unable to find any evidence to support the teacher's fears, Shazia is allowed to return home. But a few weeks later, Maggie is woken up in the middle of the night by a phone call from a terrified Shazia, who has managed to escape the family home through a window. Sobbing, she confesses to Maggie that her parents are planning to send her to Pakistan to be married in a few days, and have threatened to kill her if she speaks out again. Returned to Maggie's care, Shazia is petrified that her parents will track her down and kill her, and Maggie must be on constant alert. But the worst is yet to come when it emerges that Shazia is the victim of FGM. Can Maggie help this damaged and traumatised young girl understand what has happened to her and to find a way to heal? In this new book, Maggie Hartley taps into the highly topical issues of FGM and arranged marriage, and presents a sensitive and unique insight into the effect these practices have on their young victims.

Marriage at the Crossroads - Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families (Paperback, New): Marsha... Marriage at the Crossroads - Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families (Paperback, New)
Marsha Garrison, Elizabeth S. Scott
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The institution of marriage is at a crossroads. Across most of the industrialized world, unmarried cohabitation and nonmarital births have skyrocketed while marriage rates are at record lows. These trends mask a new, idealized vision of marriage as a marker of success as well as a growing class divide in childbearing behavior: the children of better educated, wealthier individuals continue to be born into relatively stable marital unions while the children of less educated, poorer individuals are increasingly born and raised in more fragile, nonmarital households. The interdisciplinary approach offered by this edited volume provides tools to inform the debate and to assist policy makers in resolving questions about marriage at a critical juncture. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists and legal scholars, the book will be a key text for anyone who seeks to understand marriage as a social institution and to evaluate proposals for marriage reform.

Moral Laboratories - Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life (Paperback): Cheryl Mattingly Moral Laboratories - Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life (Paperback)
Cheryl Mattingly
R593 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R131 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Moral Laboratories" is at once an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray in the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African-American families caring for children with serious chronic medical conditions, foregrounding the uncertainty that affects their struggles for a good life. Challenging depictions of moral transformation as only possible in moments of breakdown or in radical breaches from the ordinary, it offers a compelling portrait of the transformative powers embedded in ordinary existence. From soccer fields to dinner tables, the everyday emerges as a potential moral laboratory for reshaping moral life. Mattingly offers vivid and heart-wrenching case stories to elaborate a first person ethical framework, forcefully showing the limits of third-person renderings of morality. In so doing, she deals with a complex history of philosophical and anthropological thinking on ethics in an accessible and immediately relevant way.

Gendering Women - Identity and Mental Wellbeing through the Lifecourse (Hardcover): Suzanne Clisby, Julia Holdsworth Gendering Women - Identity and Mental Wellbeing through the Lifecourse (Hardcover)
Suzanne Clisby, Julia Holdsworth
R1,520 R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Save R163 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women's life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman - in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence - both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women's mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women's lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women's daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.

The Heart Is a Shifting Sea - Love and Marriage in Mumbai (Paperback): Elizabeth Flock The Heart Is a Shifting Sea - Love and Marriage in Mumbai (Paperback)
Elizabeth Flock
R324 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R80 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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