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Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives - Stories of Rage and Repair (Hardcover): Emilia Nielsen Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives - Stories of Rage and Repair (Hardcover)
Emilia Nielsen
R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Within 7 - 11 working days

Engaging with discussions surrounding the culture of disease, Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives explores politically insistent narratives of illness. Resisting the optimism of pink ribbon culture, these stories use anger as a starting place to reframe cancer as a collective rather than an individual problem. Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives discusses the ways emotion, gender, and sexuality, in relation to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, all become complicated, relational, and questioning. Providing theoretically informed close-readings of breast cancer narratives, this study explores how disruption functions both personally and politically. Highlighting a number of contributors in the field of health and gender studies including Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathlyn Conway, Audre Lorde, and Teva Harrison, this work takes into account documentary film, television, and social media as popular mediums used to explore stories of disease.

Brown Bodies, White Babies - The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy (Hardcover): Laura Harrison Brown Bodies, White Babies - The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy (Hardcover)
Laura Harrison
R1,651 R1,362 Discovery Miles 13 620 Save R289 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Brown Bodies, White Babies focuses on the practice of cross-racial gestational surrogacy, in which a woman - through in-vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of intended parents or donors - carries a pregnancy for intended parents of a different race. Focusing on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, this book is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly when brown bodies produce white babies. While the potential of reproductive technologies is far from pre-determined, the ways in which these technologies are currently deployed often serve the interests of dominant groups, through the creation of white, middle-class, heteronormative families. Laura Harrison, providing an important understanding of the work of women of color as surrogates, connects this labor to the history of racialized reproduction in the United States. Cross-racial surrogacy is one end of a continuum in which dominant groups rely on the reproductive potential of nonwhite women, whose own reproductive desires have been historically thwarted and even demonized. Brown Bodies, White Babies provides am interdisciplinary analysis that includes legal cases of contested surrogacy, historical examples of surrogacy as a form of racialized reproductive labor, the role of genetics in the assisted reproduction industry, and the recent turn toward reproductive tourism. Joining the ongoing feminist debates surrounding reproduction, motherhood, race, and the body, Brown Bodies, White Babies ultimately critiques the new potentials for parenthood that put the very contours of kinship into question.

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted - Creative Ideas and Activities (Paperback): Katie Wrench, Lesley... Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted - Creative Ideas and Activities (Paperback)
Katie Wrench, Lesley Naylor
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Within 7 - 12 working days

Life story work is one of the key therapeutic approaches to working with adopted or fostered children. While it sounds simple, there is much more to this work than producing photo albums or memory boxes for children. This accessible book is full of tried and tested activities and creative ideas for professionals, parents and carers who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works for children. The authors describe the optimum conditions in which to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany each of the necessary stages: creating a sense of safety, emotional literacy, building resilience, exploring identity, sharing information and looking to the future. This book will be a vital tool for social workers, foster carers, adopters, students and any frontline practitioners involved in working with traumatised children.

Narrating Love and Violence - Women Contesting Caste, Tribe, and State in Lahaul, India (Hardcover): Himika Bhattacharya Narrating Love and Violence - Women Contesting Caste, Tribe, and State in Lahaul, India (Hardcover)
Himika Bhattacharya
R1,835 R1,657 Discovery Miles 16 570 Save R178 (10%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Narrating Love and Violence is an ethnographic exploration of women's stories from the Himalayan valley of Lahaul, in the region of Himachal Pradesh, India, focusing on how both, love and violence emerge (or function) at the intersection of gender, tribe, caste, and the state in India. Himika Bhattacharya privileges the everyday lives of women marginalized by caste and tribe to show how state and community discourses about gendered violence serve as proxy for caste in India, thus not only upholding these social hierarchies, but also enabling violence. The women in this book tell their stories through love, articulated as rejection, redefinition and reproduction of notions of violence and solidarity. Himika Bhattacharya centers the women's narratives as a site of knowledge-beyond love and beyond violence. This book shows how women on the margins of tribe and caste know both, love and violence, as agents wishing to re-shape discourses of caste, tribe and community.

Failing Families, Failing Science - Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (Hardcover): Elaine Ecklund, Anne E Lincoln Failing Families, Failing Science - Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (Hardcover)
Elaine Ecklund, Anne E Lincoln
R1,643 R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Save R289 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Work life in academia might sound like a dream: summers off, year-long sabbaticals, the opportunity to switch between classroom teaching and research. Yet, when it comes to the sciences, life at the top U.S. research universities is hardly idyllic. Based on surveys of over 2,000 junior and senior scientists, both male and female, as well as in-depth interviews, Failing Families, Failing Science examines how the rigors of a career in academic science makes it especially difficult to balance family and work. Ecklund and Lincoln paint a nuanced picture that illuminates how gender, individual choices, and university and science infrastructures all play a role in shaping science careers, and how science careers, in turn, shape family life. They argue that both men and women face difficulties, though differently, in managing career and family. While women are hit harder by the pressures of elite academic science, the institution of science-and academic science, in particular-is not accommodating, possibly not even compatible, for either women or men who want to raise families. Perhaps most importantly, their research reveals that early career academic scientists struggle considerably with balancing their work and family lives. This struggle may prevent these young scientists from pursuing positions at top research universities-or further pursuing academic science at all- a circumstance that comes at great cost to our national science infrastructure. In an era when advanced scientific research and education is more important than ever, Failing Families, Failing Science presents a compelling inside look at the world of the university scientists who make it possible-and what universities and national science bodies can do to make a difference in their lives.

Consuming Families - Buying, Making, Producing Family Life in the 21st Century (Hardcover, New): J.O. Lindsay, JaneMaree Maher Consuming Families - Buying, Making, Producing Family Life in the 21st Century (Hardcover, New)
J.O. Lindsay, JaneMaree Maher
R2,555 Discovery Miles 25 550 Within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores contemporary families as sites of consumption, examining the changing contexts of family life, where new forms of family are altering how family life is practised and produced, and addressing key social issues - childhood obesity, alchohol and drug addiction, social networking, viral marketing - that put pressure on families as the social, economic and regulatory environments of consumption change.

A Normal Life - A Memoir (Paperback): Kim Rich A Normal Life - A Memoir (Paperback)
Kim Rich
R307 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R72 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Baby Faces - Hugs and Kisses (Board book): Roberta Grobel Intrater, Nic Bishop Baby Faces - Hugs and Kisses (Board book)
Roberta Grobel Intrater, Nic Bishop 1
R94 R73 Discovery Miles 730 Save R21 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This study board book is filled with pictures of mommies and daddies who love their babies as much as you do! Full-color pictures illustrate the joy of snuggling, hugging, and kissing babies that all cultures and races share. Your baby will enjoy seeing the faces of other tiny tots and their families.

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Looking at photos of other babies is visually stimulating for your baby and will boost her self-recognition skills.

Brown Bodies, White Babies - The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy (Paperback): Laura Harrison Brown Bodies, White Babies - The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy (Paperback)
Laura Harrison
R549 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R77 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Brown Bodies, White Babies focuses on the practice of cross-racial gestational surrogacy, in which a woman - through in-vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of intended parents or donors - carries a pregnancy for intended parents of a different race. Focusing on the racial differences between parents and surrogates, this book is interested in how reproductive technologies intersect with race, particularly when brown bodies produce white babies. While the potential of reproductive technologies is far from pre-determined, the ways in which these technologies are currently deployed often serve the interests of dominant groups, through the creation of white, middle-class, heteronormative families. Laura Harrison, providing an important understanding of the work of women of color as surrogates, connects this labor to the history of racialized reproduction in the United States. Cross-racial surrogacy is one end of a continuum in which dominant groups rely on the reproductive potential of nonwhite women, whose own reproductive desires have been historically thwarted and even demonized. Brown Bodies, White Babies provides am interdisciplinary analysis that includes legal cases of contested surrogacy, historical examples of surrogacy as a form of racialized reproductive labor, the role of genetics in the assisted reproduction industry, and the recent turn toward reproductive tourism. Joining the ongoing feminist debates surrounding reproduction, motherhood, race, and the body, Brown Bodies, White Babies ultimately critiques the new potentials for parenthood that put the very contours of kinship into question.

The Divorced and Separated Game (Game): Isabelle Streng The Divorced and Separated Game (Game)
Isabelle Streng
R1,132 Discovery Miles 11 320 Within 7 - 12 working days

Developed for children and adolescents whose parents are separated or divorced, The Divorced & Separated Game is of special use for those who are finding it difficult to cope with or understand the pain and upheaval surrounding separation. The game can be played with groups of siblings, peers or children from reconstituted families, and is also suitable for working with individuals. It may be played over consecutive sessions or adapted to the pace of the treatment. The game comprises a game board, counters, dice and four sets of colour-coded cards arranged in categories corresponding to coloured shapes on the board: Facts, Changes, Emotions and Wishes, Dreams, Memories.

How to Live Together - Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces (Paperback): Roland Barthes How to Live Together - Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces (Paperback)
Roland Barthes; Translated by Kate Briggs
R540 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R117 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In "The Preparation of the Novel," a collection of lectures delivered at a defining moment in Roland Barthes's career (and completed just weeks before his death), the critic spoke of his struggle to discover a different way of writing and a new approach to life. "The Neutral" preceded this work, containing Barthes's challenge to the classic oppositions of Western thought and his effort to establish new pathways of meaning. "How to Live Together" predates both of these achievements, a series of lectures exploring solitude and the degree of contact necessary for individuals to exist and create at their own pace. A distinct project that sets the tone for his subsequent lectures, "How to Live Together" is a key introduction to Barthes's pedagogical methods and critical worldview.

In this work, Barthes focuses on the concept of "idiorrhythmy," a productive form of living together in which one recognizes and respects the individual rhythms of the other. He explores this phenomenon through five texts that represent different living spaces and their associated ways of life: ?mile Zola's "Pot-Bouille," set in a Parisian apartment building; Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain," which takes place in a sanatorium; Andr? Gide's "La S?questr?e de Poitiers," based on the true story of a woman confined to her bedroom; Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe," about a castaway on a remote island; and Pallidius's "Lausiac History," detailing the ascetic lives of the desert fathers.

As with his previous lecture books, "How to Live Together" exemplifies Barthes's singular approach to teaching, in which he invites his audience to investigate with him -- or for him -- and wholly incorporates his listeners into his discoveries. Rich with playful observations and suggestive prose, "How to Live Together" orients English-speaking readers to the full power of Barthes's intellectual adventures.

Everyday Parenting with Security and Love - Using Pace to Provide Foundations for Attachment (Paperback): Kim Golding Everyday Parenting with Security and Love - Using Pace to Provide Foundations for Attachment (Paperback)
Kim Golding; Foreword by Dan Hughes; Illustrated by Alex Barrett
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Within 7 - 12 working days

Children who have experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need more than just special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional bonds. This comprehensive book provides parents and carers with crucial advice and guidance on how to strengthen attachment and trust. Based on Dan Hughes' proven 'PACE' model of therapeutic parenting, this book explains how to implement PACE techniques to overcome the challenges faced by children who struggle to connect emotionally. Barriers to stable relationships such as a lack of trust, fear of emotional intimacy, and high levels of shame are all explained. It explores techniques to overcome these barriers by teaching how to support the child's behaviour at the same time as building empathy and trust. The practical parenting guidance offered throughout is essential for carers or parents of troubled children, and will help build safe, secure emotional relationships.

Skin Deep - All She Wanted Was a Mummy, but Was She Too Ugly to be Loved? (Paperback): Casey Watson Skin Deep - All She Wanted Was a Mummy, but Was She Too Ugly to be Loved? (Paperback)
Casey Watson 2
R187 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R55 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Rejected by her mother and excluded by her school, Flip is a little girl desperate to be loved. `Am I ugly, Mummy?' are the first words that little Phillipa says to Mike and Casey as she stomps into their lives on a hot August afternoon. She has a Barbie doll in one hand and a pink vanity case in the other and the bemused Watsons can only stare in amazement at this tiny eight year old girl who is being guided into the room by her social worker. Phillipa, known as Flip has Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and life with her single mother has come to an abrupt end after a fire burned the house down. When Casey meets Flip, the child seems remarkably unfazed by what has happened and the thing that seems to worry her is that Casey might find her ugly. Casey has come across children with FAS in her previous job in a high school behaviour unit, but is now realising that fostering Flip is going to be full of challenges which will test her and Mike's skills to the limit.

Motherhood and Infertility in Ireland (Hardcover, New): Jill Allison Motherhood and Infertility in Ireland (Hardcover, New)
Jill Allison
R799 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R61 (8%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores the imagined and instrumental significance of motherhood, fertility and family in social and political life in contemporary Ireland. In the climate of change shaped in part by Ireland's economic and political place in Europe, values, norms and ideals are challenged and re-defined as people navigate new social terrain for many institutions, including the family. Infertility stories show us how the once seamless connection between marriage, motherhood, sex and procreation is contested. Through the stories of women and men facing infertility, the book brings to life the forces that shape the idea of motherhood in Ireland and the way many women see themselves, not as victims of circumstance, but as agents and beneficiaries of changing social values and expectations. The book also examines how religious, medical and state institutions employ the meanings of "nature" and science in procreative endeavours in an effort to be the dominant voice in a conversation about an ongoing pronatalist politics. The use of reproductive technologies is discussed in relation to the historical and contemporary debates about reproductive choice. The dilemmas people face when using assisted reproduction technologies also highlight the complexity and contingency of the local morality in which reproductive politics operates in Ireland. The book makes an important contribution to the story of change in Ireland as it represents the current cultural context in which people are making decisions about family building. It also contributes to the feminist literature on motherhood and reproductive choice in contemporary Ireland.

In Bed with the Ancient Egyptians (Paperback): Charlotte Booth In Bed with the Ancient Egyptians (Paperback)
Charlotte Booth
R234 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R39 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In modern-day media, depictions of ancient Egyptian society are of a highly sexualised, lustful culture, but how accurate are these depictions of a people so shrouded in mystery and legend that it is sometimes hard to tell truth from fiction? In this fascinating and intimate insight into ancient Egyptian sex and sexuality, Charlotte Booth demystifies an ancient way of life, drawing on archaeological evidence and the written record to build a picture of what really went on in the bedrooms of the pharaohs and their subjects. Sex was a prominent part of ancient Egyptian society. It featured heavily in religion, mythology and artwork, and was not considered the taboo it is sometimes treated as in modern cultures. This book examines all aspects of ancient Egyptian sex lives, from idealised beauty and attitudes towards sexuality, to representations of fertility in art and the relationship between sex and religion. Many of the trials and tribulations that were faced are as relevant today as they were in the past: marriage, divorce and adultery are all discussed, as well as prostitution, homosexuality, sexual health and fertility. Whilst many of the remedies seem bizarre to the modern mind, some of the attitudes are surprisingly liberal, and all make for fascinating reading. From Akhenaten and his famously beautiful queen, Nefertiti, to the seductive Cleopatra's affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, Booth provides a tantilising glimpse into this extremely personal aspect of ancient Egyptian life.

The Boy No One Loved - A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal (Paperback): Casey Watson The Boy No One Loved - A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal (Paperback)
Casey Watson 1
R187 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R41 (22%) Within 8 - 13 working days

The first in a series of books from foster carer Casey Watson.

We re hungry, his brother cried. We re hungry, Justin. Please find us some food.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey s home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin s last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn t want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin s mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin s early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered "

In Their Voices - Black Americans on Transracial Adoption (Paperback): Rhonda M. Gendzier, Rhonda M Roorda In Their Voices - Black Americans on Transracial Adoption (Paperback)
Rhonda M. Gendzier, Rhonda M Roorda
R506 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R129 (25%) Within 8 - 13 working days

While many proponents of transracial adoption claim that American society is increasingly becoming "color-blind," a growing body of research reveals that for transracial adoptees of all backgrounds, racial identity does matter. Rhonda M. Roorda elaborates significantly on that finding, specifically studying the effects of the adoption of black and biracial children by white parents. She incorporates diverse perspectives on transracial adoption by concerned black Americans of various ages, including those who lived through Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. All her interviewees have been involved either personally or professionally in the lives of transracial adoptees, and they offer strategies for navigating systemic racial inequalities while affirming the importance of black communities in the lives of transracial adoptive families. In Their Voices is for parents, child-welfare providers, social workers, psychologists, educators, therapists, and adoptees from all backgrounds who seek clarity about this phenomenon. The author examines how social attitudes and federal policies concerning transracial adoption have changed over the last several decades. She also includes suggestions on how to revise transracial adoption policy to better reflect the needs of transracial adoptive families. Perhaps most important, In Their Voices is packed with advice for parents who are invested in nurturing a positive self-image in their adopted children of color and the crucial perspectives those parents should consider when raising their children. It offers adoptees of color encouragement in overcoming discrimination and explains why a "race-neutral" environment, maintained by so many white parents, is not ideal for adoptees or their families.

Outsourced Children - Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China (Paperback): Leslie K. Wang Outsourced Children - Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China (Paperback)
Leslie K. Wang
R455 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R60 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

It's no secret that tens of thousands of Chinese children have been adopted by American parents and that Western aid organizations have invested in helping orphans in China-but why have Chinese authorities allowed this exchange, and what does it reveal about processes of globalization? Countries that allow their vulnerable children to be cared for by outsiders are typically viewed as weaker global players. However, Leslie K. Wang argues that China has turned this notion on its head by outsourcing the care of its unwanted children to attract foreign resources and secure closer ties with Western nations. She demonstrates the two main ways that this "outsourced intimacy" operates as an ongoing transnational exchange: first, through the exportation of mostly healthy girls into Western homes via adoption, and second, through the subsequent importation of first-world actors, resources, and practices into orphanages to care for the mostly special needs youth left behind. Outsourced Children reveals the different care standards offered in Chinese state-run orphanages that were aided by Western humanitarian organizations. Wang explains how such transnational partnerships place marginalized children squarely at the intersection of public and private spheres, state and civil society, and local and global agendas. While Western societies view childhood as an innocent time, unaffected by politics, this book explores how children both symbolize and influence national futures.

Fostering Connections Act - Elements & Efforts for Improved Foster Care Outcomes (Hardcover): Graham Slater Fostering Connections Act - Elements & Efforts for Improved Foster Care Outcomes (Hardcover)
Graham Slater
R2,509 R1,914 Discovery Miles 19 140 Save R595 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Approximately 400,000 children were living in foster care in fiscal year 2012, according to the most recent data available. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is an omnibus child welfare bill designed to ensure greater permanence and improve the well-being of children served by public child welfare agencies. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees states' implementation of federal child welfare requirements. This book examines steps states have taken to implement selected provisions of the act and challenges they have faced, and the extent to which HHS has monitored states' efforts.

Gripes (Hardcover): Jean-Claude Kaufmann Gripes (Hardcover)
Jean-Claude Kaufmann; Translated by Helen Morrison
R1,205 R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Save R274 (23%) Within 7 - 13 working days

We all know what it's like to be annoyed by little things that our husband, wife or partner does - leaving the cap off the toothpaste tube, leaving the toilet lid up, leaving dirty clothes on the floor - and we know how easily these little grievances of everyday life can spin out of control. In this brilliant new book the sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann shows us how and why sparks can suddenly fly even in the most well-adjusted couples.

They see themselves as being in total harmony but they are mistaken The clash between their uniquely individual attitudes to life rumbles on in silence until suddenly erupting in emotional outbursts each time an object or an attitude reveals for the thousandth time the unbearable and incomprehensible otherness of the partner.

When this occurs, a whole panoply of tactics is deployed, ranging from the combative (secret acts of revenge) through the neutral (sulking) to the subtly loving. But these stormy episodes within relationships can have a happy ending, for it is through learning to overcome these irritations and aggravations that love is ultimately strengthened.

All the Single Ladies - Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Paperback): Rebecca Traister All the Single Ladies - Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Paperback)
Rebecca Traister
R310 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R72 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is "an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone-not just the single ladies-who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States" (The New York Times Book Review). In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change-temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. "An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone-not just single ladies" (The New York Times Book Review), All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, "we're better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else" (The Boston Globe).

Everyday Chic - My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home (Paperback): Molly Sims Everyday Chic - My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home (Paperback)
Molly Sims
R536 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R190 (35%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Daddy's Little Princess (Paperback): Cathy Glass Daddy's Little Princess (Paperback)
Cathy Glass 1
R216 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R62 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn't long before Cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between Beth and her father is not as it should be. Little Beth, aged 7, has been brought up by her father Derek after her mother left when she was a toddler. When Derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy's. Beth and her father clearly love each other very much and Derek spoils his daughter, treating her like a princess, but there is something bothering Cathy, something she can't quite put her finger on. Meanwhile Cathy's husband is working away a lot and coming home less at weekends. Then, suddenly, everything changes. Events take a dramatic turn for both Beth and Cathy and her family; as Cathy strives to pick up the pieces all their lives are changed forever.

Doing Couple Therapy - Integrating Theory with Practice (Paperback, 2): Toby Bobes, Barbara Katz Rothman Doing Couple Therapy - Integrating Theory with Practice (Paperback, 2)
Toby Bobes, Barbara Katz Rothman
R353 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R41 (12%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Here, in one brief volume, are the answers to these questions and many others. Doing Couple Therapy will be a lifesaver for family therapy students and beginning therapists. In a straightforward manner, the authors sift through years of family therapy theory to draw out for readers a a treasury of ways to sort out the many factors, past and present, that crowd couples' relationships. These include family-of-origin issues, previous relationships, secrets, children, in-laws, unresolves lodes, job demands, financial worries to name just a few. The authors' framework, built from the major influential theories of family and marital therapy, will enable therapists to work effectively and briefly, though not superficially, with couples. The book not only presents theory but also links theory with practice. An extraordinary contribution is the presentation of a typical case from beginning to end, through tender moments, rough spots, family-of-origin work, revelation of deeply held secrets, alcohol abuse, ultimatums, and finally, renewal of commitment to the relationship. This practical, real-life guide to couple therapy will give both students and seasoned therapists a new take on the demanding work of couple therapy."

Family Life in China (Paperback): William R. Jankowiak, Robert L. Moore Family Life in China (Paperback)
William R. Jankowiak, Robert L. Moore
R403 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R73 (18%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The family has long been viewed as both a microcosm of the state and a barometer of social change in China. It is no surprise, therefore, that the dramatic changes experienced by Chinese society over the past century have produced a wide array of new family systems. Where a widely accepted Confucian-based ideology once offered a standard framework for family life, current ideas offer no such uniformity. Ties of affection rather than duty have become prominent in determining what individuals feel they owe to their spouses, parents, children, and others. Chinese millennials, facing a world of opportunities and, at the same time, feeling a sense of heavy obligation, are reshaping patterns of courtship, marriage, and filiality in ways that were not foreseen by their parents nor by the authorities of the Chinese state. Those whose roots are in the countryside but who have left their homes to seek opportunity and adventure in the city face particular pressures as do the children and elders they have left behind. The authors explore this diversity focusing on rural vs. urban differences, regionalism, and ethnic diversity within China. Family Life in China presents new perspectives on what the current changes in this institution imply for a rapidly changing society.

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