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Meeting Once More - The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption (Hardcover): Elise M. Prebin Meeting Once More - The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption (Hardcover)
Elise M. Prebin
R1,023 Discovery Miles 10 230 Within 7 - 11 working days

A greatmobilization began in South Korea in the 1990s: adult transnational adopteesbegan to return to their birth country and meet for the first time with theirbirth parents-sometimes in televised encounters which garnered high ratings. What makes the case of South Korea remarkable is the sheerscale of the activity that has taken place around the adult adoptees' return,and by extension the national significance that has been accorded to thesefamily meetings. Informed by theauthor's own experience as an adoptee and two years of ethnographic research inSeoul, as well as an analysis of the popular television program "I Want toSee This Person Again," which reunites families, Meeting Once Moresheds light on an understudied aspect of transnational adoption: the impact ofadoptees on their birth country, and especially on their birth families. Thevolume offers a complex and fascinating contribution to the study of newkinship models, migration, and the anthropology of media, as well as to thestudy of South Korea.

The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy - Things My Training Supervisor Never Told Me (Paperback): Terry S.... The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy - Things My Training Supervisor Never Told Me (Paperback)
Terry S. Trepper, Mark Odell, Charles E Campbell, Lorna L. Hecker
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Within 8 - 15 working days

It is a truism among therapists in most mental health disciplines that the most important aspects of clinical practice are learned only after one has left graduate school and entered "the real world." While many of the basics could be covered in graduate school, supervisors of new therapists often feel that the fundamentals are only addressed in detail after a therapist has been employed. In response to this predicament, Odell and Campbell offer The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy: Things My Training Supervisor Never Told Me as a useful daily guide for graduate students and beginning marriage and family therapists that will ease the transition from learner to practicing professional in the clinical domain.Written in a refreshing and unpretentious style, much the way a caring seasoned professional would mentor a novice practitioner, The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy covers the major areas that typical graduate programs don't have time to address, including how to: integrate theoretical training with pragmatic clinical practice to maximize therapeutic effectiveness face the practical problems involving the financial elements of clinical work become a thoroughly credentialed professional develop an approach to becoming specialized uncover the motivation for being a professional marriage and family therapist increase one's ability to maintain high-level practice over a lifetime of work by developing coping strategies and methods of safeguarding one's own mental healthAddressing the unique approach of their book, Odell and Campbell explain, "Whereas most texts are handbooks on the actual theories and techniques used with couples and families, this book is designed to be a guide to the beginning professional as s/he leaves the graduate training environment and enters the mental health field as it exists in contemporary America. Our hope is that this book would be one of those chosen by the novice practicing professional if s/he could only take two or three with them into the field, as it contains material that is most useful for everyday work in clinical settings."

Tales from Family Therapy - Life-Changing Clinical Experiences (Hardcover): Thorana S. Nelson, Terry S. Trepper, Frank N. Thomas Tales from Family Therapy - Life-Changing Clinical Experiences (Hardcover)
Thorana S. Nelson, Terry S. Trepper, Frank N. Thomas
R1,572 Discovery Miles 15 720 Within 8 - 15 working days

You often see books on theoretical approaches and new interventions in therapy, but you rarely, if ever, find a book where therapists discuss their personal reactions to and views of the therapy they offer. In this amazing volume, Tales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical Experiences, psychologists, psychotherapists, and marriage and family counselors come together to share their unique experiences in therapy sessions and how they?ve learned that often the clients know more than they do As you will see, and as these therapists reveal, sometimes all the top-notch and most innovative theories in the world won?t help a client in distress.Tales from Family Therapy isn?t just about therapists learning a lesson or two from their clients. It's about compassion, healing, being taken by surprise, thinking on your toes, and encouraging people to believe in their strengths--not just their weaknesses. These stories represent to the authors some of the most special, most rewarding, and most puzzling moments in all their years of therapy. They invite you to share in their recollections and discussions of: the power of speaking accepting, respecting, and working with the realities clients bring the importance of first impressions in counseling how personal narratives develop through relationship coloring outside the lines of the dominant culture helping clients determine when rocking the boat is needed listening to your clients and not just your theories developing the self-of-therapist In the therapy room anything can happen, and as Tales from Family Therapy shows, anything does. Graduate students, counselors, licensed therapists, family educators, and family sciences professionals, as well as lay readers, will find this insightful book a helpful forum where the struggles, doubts, and triumphs of psychotherapy are revealed to encourage and inspire those who participate in the therapeutic process.

Children Living in Transition - Helping Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families (Paperback): Cheryl Zlotnick Children Living in Transition - Helping Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families (Paperback)
Cheryl Zlotnick
R634 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R136 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Sharing the daily struggles of children and families residing in transitional situations (homelessness or because of risk of homelessness, being connected with the child welfare system, or being new immigrants in temporary housing), this text recommends strategies for delivering mental health and intensive case-management services that maintain family integrity and stability. Based on work undertaken at the Center for the Vulnerable Child in Oakland, California, which has provided mental health and intensive case management to children and families living in transition for more than two decades, this volume outlines culturally sensitive practices to engage families that feel disrespected by the assistance of helping professionals or betrayed by their forgotten promises. Chapters discuss the Center's staffers' attempt to trace the influence of power, privilege, and beliefs on their education and their approach to treatment. Many U.S. children living in impoverished transitional situations are of color and come from generations of poverty, and the professionals they encounter are white, middle-class, and college-educated. The Center's work to identify the influences or obstacles interfering with services for this target population is therefore critical to formulating more effective treatment, interaction, and care.

Population Ageing in India (Hardcover): Moneer Alam, K.S. James, G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar Population Ageing in India (Hardcover)
Moneer Alam, K.S. James, G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar
R1,606 R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Save R109 (7%) Within 8 - 15 working days

A major emerging demographic issue of the twenty-first century is the ageing of populations as an inevitable consequence of the demographic transition experienced by most countries. While all countries are experiencing growing proportions of the elderly, developing countries are currently ageing faster than developed countries. Population Ageing in India creates a holistic research base by looking at the demographics of the ageing population and reviewing existing studies. It delves deep into the socioeconomic layers of elderly health, work participation and contribution to income generation, national policy in practice and policy initiatives to ensure elderly wellbeing in other Asian countries. The shift of age composition to an older age structure has important implications for individuals, society as well as the country. Therefore, there is a need to promote harmony between development and demographic change by increasing the economic and social sources of support for the elderly.

The Family on the Threshold of the 21st Century - Trends and Implications (Hardcover): Solly Dreman The Family on the Threshold of the 21st Century - Trends and Implications (Hardcover)
Solly Dreman
R1,800 Discovery Miles 18 000 Within 8 - 15 working days

Is there life for the family in the 21st century? Pessimists view the traditional two-parent nuclear family as a relic of the past, attributing their gloomy outlook to increased demands from the workplace, rampant technological advancement, and the pursuit of personal achievement at the expense of interpersonal needs and values. Optimists, on the other hand, claim that increasing alienation and emphasis on the occupational sphere necessitate a sense of family, community, and belonging as a haven from work-related stress. This volume addresses these and related issues such as the interplay of personal versus interpersonal factors in family development, the role of the extended family, and the interface between work, community and family.
The contents of this book--scholarly contributions from a unique interdisciplinary rostrum of behavioral scientists in such diverse fields as psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, industrial management, and demography--represent the latest developments in research, theory, and practice in family studies. The reader is presented with theoretical formulations, empirical findings, and applied interventions regarding family life in different parts of the world. A systems perspective is adopted as the family is examined at its interface with individuals, community, society, and culture, with the interdependence of these different levels emphasized. In addition, an attempt is made to integrate the work of theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in understanding the evolving family.
Dreman provides a survey of family life in the international arena and finds a surprising consensus between the different disciplinary perspectives and the respective geographical arenas. He discusses life-span issues in relation to all levels of family life including the impact of increased longevity and decreased fertility in relation to topics such as individual development, parent-child and couple relationships, the workplace, and the community. This book also highlights the interplay of biological and interpersonal dynamics as in the case of spousal depression.

Mothering and Ambivalence (Paperback): Brid Featherstone, Wendy Hollway Mothering and Ambivalence (Paperback)
Brid Featherstone, Wendy Hollway
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Within 8 - 15 working days


Children's rights, lone motherhood and the breakdown of families are all issues at the forefront of current social debate in the West, with little agreement on what constitutes ideal parenting, or how the needs of both mother and child are best met. The feminist contribution to this debate is particularly important in keeping in view the diverse identities of all those who provide mothering. The psychoanalytic contribution is often undervalued and misunderstood.
Mothering and Ambivalence brings together authors from therapeutic, academic and social work backgrounds to discuss dependency, anxiety and gender relations within families. Drawing on extensive professional experience the contributors combine a psychoanalytic and feminist approach to mothering which transcends the polarised and simplistic political debate about women's and children's needs. They also show how such an approach can inform and improve professional practice.

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Liberating the Family? - Gender and British Slave Emancipation in the Rural Western Cape, South Africa, 1823-1853 (Paperback):... Liberating the Family? - Gender and British Slave Emancipation in the Rural Western Cape, South Africa, 1823-1853 (Paperback)
Pam Scully
R456 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R26 (6%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The author of this study argues that the ending of slavery in South Africa's Cape Colony initiated an era of exceptional struggle about cultural categories and sensibilities. Far more than simply abolishing bonded labour, British slave emancipation reconfigured the relations between men and women, and individual and society. It was precisely because emancipation implied that slaves would be free to live as they pleased that claims regarding the legitimacy of specific family, labour, gender and sexual relations became central to the struggle by various colonial groups to shape post-emancipation society. The author postulates that for government officials the linkage between political economy to questions of cultural reproduction became a crucial component of the construction of colonial society.

State of the Marital Union - Rhetoric, Identity, and Nineteenth-Century Marriage Controversies (Hardcover): Leslie J Harris State of the Marital Union - Rhetoric, Identity, and Nineteenth-Century Marriage Controversies (Hardcover)
Leslie J Harris
R643 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R127 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

State of the Marital Union documents the transformations of public identity occurring in American society through a close examination of the rhetoric used in nineteenth-century marriage controversies. Leslie J. Harris argues that American citizenship is, in part, rhetorically constituted through marriage.

The public debates over seemingly distinct marriage controversies, such as domestic violence, divorce, polygamy, free love, and interracial marriage, functioned as ways of both challenging and solidifying norms of gender, race, class, and ethnicity. Public sentiment operated as a lens for understanding some of the most heated public issues of the time, including slavery, westward expansion, women's rights, and immigration. Harris demonstrates how the private wife became the public woman by contesting legal standing in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.

State of the Marital Union makes the case that marriage is a critical site for constituting and performing ways of being in the American public, which has significant implications for understanding both female roles and the body politic.

Understanding Stepfamilies - Their Structure and Dynamics (Paperback): Craig Everett Understanding Stepfamilies - Their Structure and Dynamics (Paperback)
Craig Everett
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Within 8 - 15 working days

Understanding Stepfamilies takes a large step toward achieving integration of the many variables presented in understanding the stepfamily system. The book examines the dynamics and resources within these complex family systems. It helps clinicians and researchers understand the underlying structural patterns and dynamics of stepfamilies, promoting more successful, positive treatment outcomes. Chapters in Understanding Stepfamilies offer clinicians and researchers an international perspective, including contributions from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and The Netherlands. Readers learn of unique theoretical approaches to understanding stepfamily typologies and behaviors and specific clinical models for assessment and intervention, as well as more empirically-based findings regarding parent-child interactions.

Death, Mourning, and Burial - A Cross-Cultural Reader (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Antonius C.G.M. Robben Death, Mourning, and Burial - A Cross-Cultural Reader (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Antonius C.G.M. Robben
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Within 8 - 15 working days

The definitive reference on the anthropology of death and dying, expanded with new contributions covering everything from animal mourning to mortuary cannibalism Few subjects stir the imagination more than the study of how people across cultures deal with death and dying. This expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling Death, Mourning, and Burial offers cross-cultural readings that span the period from dying to afterlife, considering approaches to this transition as a social process and exploring the great variations of cultural responses to death. Exploring new content including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology, this text retains classic readings from the first edition, and is enhanced by twenty-three new articles and two new sections which provide increased breadth and depth for readers. Death, Mourning, and Burial, Second Edition is divided into eight parts reflecting the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death, dying, and care; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration. Sections are introduced through foundational texts which provide the ideal introduction to this diverse field. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals. * A thoroughly revised edition of this classic anthology featuring twenty-three new articles, two new sections, and three reformulated sections * Updated to include current topics, including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology * Must reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals * Serves as a text for anthropology classes and provides a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying

Blood Will Out - Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows (Paperback): Janet Carsten Blood Will Out - Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows (Paperback)
Janet Carsten
R484 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R93 (19%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood.An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of noted historians and anthropologistsIncorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinship studies, medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, the sociological study of finance, and textual analysisCovers topics such as Medieval European conceptions of blood; blood and the brain; blood and the cultural study of finance; and blood types, identity, and association in twentieth-century America

Fathers in Work Organizations - Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics (Paperback): Brigitte Liebig,... Fathers in Work Organizations - Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics (Paperback)
Brigitte Liebig, Mechtild Oechsle
R983 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R182 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days

This book is dedicated to the role of work organizations when it comes to the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers for active fatherhood and its correlating mechanisms of inequality: Which aspects of discrimination and social closure do fathers face today if they assert a claim for active fatherhood, and with what kind of barriers are they confronted? Secondly, capabilities of fathers are addressed: Which is their possible scope of action, who are relevant actors, what is the effect of policies and programs on change and organizational learning with respect to fatherhood? The authors discuss these questions on three different levels, which are considered especially relevant for fathers in the work organizational context: a) life conduct and its correlating identities, and strategies of working fathers, b) the influence of organizational cultures and rationalities, and finally c) policies and politics of fatherhood, including not only political measures, but also negotiation processes on an organizational level. In this book, these issues are addressed from different disciplinary perspectives, and within different national contexts. Besides new empirical results the bool provides further cross-disciplinary concepts and theoretical perspectives.

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting - Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample (Hardcover): Patricia L. East, Marianne E. Felice Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting - Findings From A Racially Diverse Sample (Hardcover)
Patricia L. East, Marianne E. Felice
R1,326 Discovery Miles 13 260 Within 8 - 15 working days

Written by a pediatrician/adolescent medicine specialist and a developmental psychologist, this book is a collection of informative, nonredundant yet comprehensive studies on adolescent pregnancy and parenting. More than 200 adolescent women in an ethnically diverse sample were studied prenatally and at regular 6-month intervals for 31/2 years postpartum. Most of the teens were poor, unmarried, first-time mothers who resided within Southeast San Diego, a poor urban area approximately 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The purpose of this book was to offer researchers, practitioners, program directors, teachers, and graduate and medical students a better understanding of teenage pregnancy and parenthood within the following domains:
* adolescent prenatal care and postpartum maternal and infant health outcomes,
* immediate repeat pregnancy,
* adolescent mothers' parenting,
* the role of the adolescent's mother in teenage mothers' parenting, and
* the baby's father.

The Cultural Transformation of A Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995 - A Basket of Apples (Hardcover): Joel Spring The Cultural Transformation of A Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995 - A Basket of Apples (Hardcover)
Joel Spring
R1,665 Discovery Miles 16 650 Within 8 - 15 working days

This book describes the impact of U.S. government civilization and education policies on a Native American family and its tribe from 1763 to 1995. While engaged in a personal quest for his family's roots in Choctaw tribal history, the author discovered a direct relationship between educational policies and their impact on his family and tribe. Combining personal narrative with traditional historical methodology, the author details how federal education policies concentrated power in a tribal elite that controlled its own school system in which students were segregated by social class and race.
The book begins with the cultural differences that existed between Native Americans and European colonists. The civilization policies discussed begin in the 1790s when both Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson searched for a means of gaining the lands occupied by the southern tribes, including the Choctaws. The story involves a complicated interaction between government policies, the agenda of white educators, and the desires of Native Americans. In a broader context, it is a study of the evolution of an American family from the extended support of the community and clan of the past, to the present world of single parents adrift without community or family safety nets.

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Gabriele Doblhammer, Jordi Guma A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Gabriele Doblhammer, Jordi Guma
R1,138 R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Save R195 (17%) Within 8 - 15 working days

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with the health of the partner being a crucial factor of an individual's own health. Gender-specific health outcomes and pathways are central in the designs of the studies and the discussion of the results. The book compares twelve European countries reflecting different welfare state regimes and offers country-specific studies conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy - all populations which have received less attention in the past - and Sweden. As a result, readers discover the role of different concepts of family and health as well as comparisons within European countries and ethnic groups. It will be an insightful resource for students, academics, policy makers, and researchers that will help define future research in terms of gender and public health.

Family Policy and the American Safety Net (Paperback): Janet Zollinger Giele Family Policy and the American Safety Net (Paperback)
Janet Zollinger Giele
R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Within 7 - 11 working days

This volume begins with an historical look at the development of family policy in America. It examines the legal and sociological definitions of family, and examines the evolving changes of division of labor within families and changes in economic issues. Childcare, adoption and care of elders are examined from a contemporary perspective. Family culture and identity is discussed within the relevance of topic issues like immigration. The book concludes with the politics of family policy and the current state of the political situation.Janet Giele is Professor Emerita at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She was the founding director of the Family and Children's Policy Center from 1990 to 1996. The Center was the forerunner of the Institute on Children, Youth, and Families at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. She was Acting Dean of the Heller School in 1993-94. Professor GieleAEs research and writing has focused on three interlocking interests - women's changing roles, aging and life course, and family policy.

Gray Divorce - What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits (Paperback): Jocelyn Elise Crowley Gray Divorce - What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits (Paperback)
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
R529 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R139 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

After twenty, thirty, or even forty years of marriage, countless vacations together, raising well-adjusted children, and sharing property and finances-what could go wrong? Gray Divorce offers a provocative look at the growing rate of marital splits after the age of 50, showcasing the voices of men and women who are considering, going through, or have undergone one. With empathy and insight, Jocelyn Crowley, who has written widely on family issues, uncovers the reasons for why men and women divorce-and the penalties and benefits that each pay for their choice. From the outside, many may ask why couples in mid-life and readying for retirement choose to make a drastic change in their marital status. Yet nearly 1 out of every 4 divorces is "gray." Crowley sheds light on why divorce occurs-seeing marriage in a different lens, understanding the seismic shift in individual priorities, and the impact of the increase in life expectancy. With a deft eye, she analyzes the experiences of women and men as they go through this life transition-specifically how women are affected economically while men are affected socially. With a realistic yet passionate voice, Crowley shares the personal positive outlooks and the necessary supportive public policies that must take place to best help new divorcees. Engaging and instructive, Gray Divorce is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary American culture.

The Economics of Divorce - The Effects on Parents and Children (Hardcover): Craig Everett The Economics of Divorce - The Effects on Parents and Children (Hardcover)
Craig Everett
R2,245 Discovery Miles 22 450 Within 8 - 15 working days

The Economics of Divorce recognizes the critical role economic factors play during and after the divorce process. In the past, research into this issue has remained very general despite the enormous weight economics put on the entire divorce process. This book concentrates on elements specifically relevant to the economic variables of divorce. It focuses on the issues of work, employment, and financial support after divorce and how these issues affect the parents, children, and home environments of divorced families. The research presented not only provides insights into the economic aspects of divorce, but it is also invaluable to the entire study of divorce and remarriage as it explores the personal impact of these issues.Geared toward anyone working with divorced families, whether they are clinicians, educators, mediators, or attorneys, The Economics of Divorce is also of use to members of divorced or remarried families. The book contains demographics on the financial lives of custodial parents who remarry, custodial parents who work, and the financial support of college students from divorced families. It offers a close study of the realities of single parenting and reentering the work force, as well as the economic consequences of marital dissolution. The Economics of Divorce is unique in that it is the first publication of its kind to formally identify the economic results of divorcing and remarried families. It reshapes thinking on issues often taken for granted and redefines the ways in which financial issues are addressed. This book analyzes and advises readers on a number of personal and practical issues. Topics discussed include: the role of employment for women intergenerational financial support the economics of remarried families financial support for children 's college educationThe book was designed not only to address these issues but to also facilitate further research and discussion into the economic realities of divorced families. The Economics of Divorce is the first in its field to address the impact of economics on divorced families, but hopefully not the last.

Theoretical Frameworks for Personal Relationships (Hardcover): Ralph Erber, Robin Gilmour Theoretical Frameworks for Personal Relationships (Hardcover)
Ralph Erber, Robin Gilmour
R1,566 Discovery Miles 15 660 Within 8 - 15 working days

The past two decades have seen a tremendous increase in research and scholarship devoted to personal relationships. From rather scattered beginnings a recognizable and recognized field has emerged, whose strength and health is reflected in a wide array of indicators. The editors contend that while the vigor of the field is often shown in the diversity and innovation of its research, it is in the theoretical domain that they find evidence of a real coming of age.
This volume provides grounds for arguing that the diversity of theorizing is particularly healthy at this point. The reader will notice that there is some diversity in terms of how much theory and research is contained in each chapter -- some are purely theoretical; others are complemented by original pieces of empirical research. The editors and contributors are from different countries -- another way in which the diversity of this book manifests itself. The variety of the frameworks presented are seen as a strength, as building on established strengths elsewhere to feed into relationship research and enhance its vitality. Each chapter makes its own contribution to thinking and research about personal relationships. As a group they add to an exciting collection that not only reflects a richness of conceptual backing, but also a wide range of usable theoretical structures.

Attraction and Attachment - Understanding Styles of Relationships (Hardcover): Barbara Jo Brothers Attraction and Attachment - Understanding Styles of Relationships (Hardcover)
Barbara Jo Brothers
R2,243 Discovery Miles 22 430 Within 8 - 15 working days

Here is a fascinating exploration of the powerful forces of attachment and attraction that determine the formation and styles of couples'relationships. What factors attract one person to another? What determines whether or not a healthy relationship is formed? As therapists know, there is much in this world that passes for love but is really the result of leftover dependency needs and unresolved attachment issues. Attraction and Attachment: Understanding Styles of Relationships examines issues of attachment in relationships, discusses the validity of the concept of codependency as one aspect of attachment, and explores various aspects of attraction.The contributing authors consider some of the many styles of relationships that are called love and examine some of the basic sources of attraction. Attraction and Attachment includes an in-depth evaluation of the concept of codependency, a review of the literature on attraction, methods for achieving equilibrium in sexual intimacy, and some of Virginia Satir's insights on fear and making changes. Just a few of the specific topics explored in these important chapters include: the relationship of childhood attachment experiences and successful long-term marriages the influence of therapists'implicit philosophies on treatment options and their effectiveness in therapy a review of biological, psychological, and social psychological literature on mate selection a definition of codependency a study of the link between codependency and depression couples'acceptance of alternative treatment formatsPsychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers, as well as substance abuse counselors and pastoral counselors, can discover new insights on attraction and attachment in this provocative book. All mental health professionals can find new ways of looking at the foundational elements of relationships that are invaluable to them in their work with couples.

Sex for Life - From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives (Paperback): Laura M. Carpenter, John D.... Sex for Life - From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives (Paperback)
Laura M. Carpenter, John D. DeLamater
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Within 7 - 11 working days

Sexual beliefs, behaviors and identities are interwoven throughout our lives, from childhood to old age. An edited collection of original empirical contributions united through its use of a distinctive, cutting-edge theoretical framework, Sex for Life critically examines sexuality across the entire lifespan. Rooted in diverse disciplines and employing a wide range of research methods, the chapters explore the sexual and social transitions that typically map to broad life stages, as well as key age-graded physiological transitions, such as puberty and menopause, while drawing on the latest developments in gender, sexuality, and life course studies. Sex for Life explores a wide variety of topics, including puberty, sexual initiation, coming out, sexual assault, marriage/life partnering, disability onset, immigration, divorce, menopause, and widowhood, always attending to the social locations - including gender, race, ethnicity, and social class - that shape, and are shaped by, sexuality. The empirical work collected in Sex for Life ultimately speaks to important public policy issues, such as sex education, aging societies, and the increasing politicization of scientific research. Accessibly written, the contributions capture the interplay between individual lives and the ever-changing social-historical context, facilitating new insight not only into people's sexual lives, but also into ways of studying them, ultimately providing a fresh, new perspective on sexuality.

One Marriage Under God - The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America (Paperback, New): Melanie Heath One Marriage Under God - The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America (Paperback, New)
Melanie Heath
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Within 7 - 11 working days

The meaning and significance of the institution of marriage has engendered angry and boisterous battles across the United States. While the efforts of lesbians and gay men to make marriage accessible to same-sex couples have seen increasing success, these initiatives have sparked a backlash as campaigns are waged to "protect" heterosexual marriage in America. Less in the public eye is government legislation that embraces the idea of marriage promotion as a necessary societal good. In this timely and extensive study of marriage politics, Melanie Heath uncovers broad cultural anxieties that fuel on-the-ground practices to reinforce a boundary of heterosexual marriage, questioning why marriage has become an issue of pervasive national preoccupation and anxiety, and explores the impact of policies that seek to reinstitutionalize heterosexual marriage in American society. From marriage workshops for the general public to relationship classes for welfare recipients to marriage education in high school classrooms, One Marriage Under God documents in meticulous detail the inner workings of ideologies of gender and heterosexuality in the practice of marriage promotion to fortify a concept of "one marriage," an Anglo-American ideal of Christian, heterosexual monogamy.

Couples Therapy, Multiple Perspectives - In Search of Universal Threads (Hardcover): Barbara Jo Brothers Couples Therapy, Multiple Perspectives - In Search of Universal Threads (Hardcover)
Barbara Jo Brothers
R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Within 8 - 15 working days

Couples Therapy, Multiple Perspectives is a springboard from which therapists may begin to answer such questions as What are the ingredients essential to good relationships? What are the ingredients essential to activity within the psychotherapeutic relationship? How can what therapists know regarding psychotherapy be combined to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts? Barbara Jo Brothers aids therapists in answering these and other questions about the basic ingredients, the common denominators, and the universal threads of work with couples from exploring the theories and methods of successful therapists.As there are many ways of looking at couples therapy, this volume encourages therapists to work cooperatively, not competitively, in developing clients'possibilities. Couples Therapy, Multiple Perspectives is intended to assist therapists working with couples achieve a broader view of their work and a richer range of choices in helping their clients. Every article, especially the two by master therapists Florence Kaslow and Maurizio Andolfi, moves readers toward a tapestry of therapeutic possibilities.Features of Couples Therapy, Multiple Perspectives include an in-depth look at the ingredients of a successful marriage, or, what makes marriages work for the long-term by Florence Kaslow; an article by Maurizio Andolfi, translated by Vincenzo DiNicola, which brings together an excellent integration of theories, including those of Bowen, Framo, and Whitaker. Andolfi describes a transgenerational approach to work with couples in crisis, with a case example of the value of doing family-of-origin work in the initial phase of therapy. In an interview segment with Virginia Satir (with Sheldon Starr, PhD, in 1985), she explores how all good therapy has essentially the same ingredients. Readers will find Satir's ideas timeless and thought provoking; indeed they may re-evaluate their own position and theories on therapy with couples.

Unhitched - Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China (Paperback): Judith Stacey Unhitched - Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China (Paperback)
Judith Stacey
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Judith Stacey, 2012 winner of the Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Sociological Association.A leading expert on the family, Judith Stacey is known for her provocative research on mainstream issues. Finding herself impatient with increasingly calcified positions taken in the interminable wars over same-sex marriage, divorce, fatherlessness, marital fidelity, and the like, she struck out to profile unfamiliar cultures of contemporary love, marriage, and family values from around the world.

Built on bracing original research that spans gay men's intimacies and parenting in this country to plural and non-marital forms of family in South Africa and China, Unhitched decouples the taken for granted relationships between love, marriage, and parenthood. Countering the one-size-fits-all vision of family values, Stacey offers readers a lively, in-person introduction to these less familiar varieties of intimacy and family and to the social, political, and economic conditions that buttress and batter them.

Through compelling stories of real families navigating inescapable personal and political trade-offs between desire and domesticity, the book undermines popular convictions about family, gender, and sexuality held on the left, right, and center. Taking on prejudices of both conservatives and feminists, Unhitched poses a powerful empirical challenge to the belief that the nuclear family--whether straight or gay--is the single, best way to meet our needs for intimacy and care. Stacey calls on citizens and policy-makers to make their peace with the fact that family diversity is here to stay.

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