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Masculine Compromise - Migration, Family, and Gender in China (Paperback): Susanne Yuk-Ping Choi, Yinni Peng Masculine Compromise - Migration, Family, and Gender in China (Paperback)
Susanne Yuk-Ping Choi, Yinni Peng
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Drawing on the life stories of 266 migrants in South China, Choi and Peng examine the effect of mass rural-to-urban migration on family and gender relationships, with a specific focus on changes in men and masculinities. They show how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons. They also reveal how migrant men make masculine compromises: they strive to preserve the gender boundary and their symbolic dominance within the family by making concessions on marital power and domestic division of labor, and by redefining filial piety and fatherhood. The stories of these migrant men and their families reveal another side to China's sweeping economic reform, modernization, and grand social transformations.

Transnational Reproduction - Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (Paperback): Daisy Deomampo Transnational Reproduction - Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (Paperback)
Daisy Deomampo
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Transnational Reproduction traces the relationships among Western aspiring parents, Indian surrogates, and egg donors from around the world. In the early 2010s India was one of the top providers of surrogacy services in the world. Drawing on interviews with commissioning parents, surrogates, and egg donors as well as doctors and family members, Daisy Deomampo argues that while the surrogacy industry in India offers a clear example of "stratified reproduction"-the ways in which political, economic, and social forces structure the conditions under which women carry out physical and social reproductive labor-it also complicates that concept as the various actors in this reproductive work struggle to understand their relationships to one another. The book shows how these actors make sense of their connections, illuminating the ways in which kinship ties are challenged, transformed, or reinforced in the context of transnational gestational surrogacy. The volume revisits the concept of stratified reproduction in ways that offer a more robust and nuanced understanding of race and power as ideas about kinship intersect with structures of inequality. It demonstrates that while reproductive actors share a common quest for conception, they make sense of family in the context of globalized assisted reproductive technologies in very different ways. In doing so, Deomampo uncovers the specific racial reproductive imaginaries that underpin the unequal relations at the heart of transnational surrogacy.

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
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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.

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 R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Save R310 (19%) Shipped 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.

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
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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.

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
R2,531 R1,900 Discovery Miles 19 000 Save R631 (25%) Shipped 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.

The Oocyte Economy - The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs (Hardcover): Catherine Waldby The Oocyte Economy - The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs (Hardcover)
Catherine Waldby
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In recent years increasing numbers of women from wealthy countries have turned to egg donation, egg freezing, and in vitro fertilization to become pregnant, especially later in life. This trend has created new ways of using, exchanging, and understanding oocytes-the reproductive cells specific to women. In The Oocyte Economy Catherine Waldby draws on 130 interviews---with scientists, clinicians, and women who have either donated or frozen their oocytes or received those of another woman---to trace how the history of human oocytes' perceived value intersects with the biological and social life of women. Demonstrating how oocytes have come to be understood as discrete and scarce biomedical objects open to valuation, management, and exchange, Waldy examines the global market for oocytes and the power dynamics between recipients and the often younger and poorer donors. With this exploration of the oocyte economy and its contemporary biopolitical significance, Waldby rethinks the relationship between fertility, gendered experience, and biomedical innovation.

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 R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Save R310 (19%) Shipped 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.

Relationship Rescue - A Seven-step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed): Phillip C. McGraw Relationship Rescue - A Seven-step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed)
Phillip C. McGraw
R290 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R71 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the #1 bestseller Relationship Rescue, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw explodes ten myths about relationships that can sabotage even the most healthy of loves:

Myth #1:
A Great Relationship Depends on a Great Meeting of the Minds

Myth #2:
A Great Relationship Demands a Great Romance

Myth #3:
A Great Relationship Requires Great Problem-Solving

Myth #4:
A Great Relationship Requires Common Interests that Bond You Together Forever

Myth #5:
A Great Relationship Is a Peaceful One

Myth #6:
A Great Relationship Lets You Vent All Your Feelings

Myth #7:
A Great Relationship Has Nothing to Do with Sex

Myth #8:
A Great Relationship Cannot Survive a Flawed Partner

Myth #9:
There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Make Your Relationship Great

Myth #10:
Your Relationship Can Only Become Great When You Get Your Partner Straightened Out

Tell Me What You Want - The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life (Hardcover): Justin J... Tell Me What You Want - The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life (Hardcover)
Justin J Lehmiller
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Sex Cultures (Paperback): Amin Ghaziani Sex Cultures (Paperback)
Amin Ghaziani
R405 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R73 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality? In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices. Unlike sex, which is a biological expression, the word sexuality highlights how the materiality of the body acquires cultural meaning as it encounters other bodies, institutions, regulations, symbols, societal norms, values, and worldviews. Think of it this way: sex + culture = sexuality. Sex Cultures offers an introduction to sexuality unlike any other. Its case-study and debate-driven approach, animated by examples from across the globe and across disciplines, upends stubborn assumptions that pit sex against society. The elegance of the arguments makes this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike.

Disrupting Kinship - Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (Paperback): Kimberly D. McKee Disrupting Kinship - Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (Paperback)
Kimberly D. McKee
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Since the Korean War began, Western families have adopted more than 200,000 Korean children. Two-thirds of these adoptees found homes in the United States. The majority joined white families and in the process forged a new kind of transnational and transracial kinship.Kimberly D. McKee examines the growth of the neo-colonial, multi-million dollar global industry that shaped these families--a system she identifies as the transnational adoption industrial complex. As she shows, an alliance of the South Korean welfare state, orphanages, adoption agencies, and American immigration laws powered transnational adoption between the two countries. Adoption became a tool to supplement an inadequate social safety net for South Korea's unwed mothers and low-income families. At the same time, it commodified children, building a market that allowed Americans to create families at the expense of loving, biological ties between Koreans. McKee also looks at how Christian Americanism, South Korean welfare policy, and other facets of adoption interact with and disrupt American perceptions of nation, citizenship, belonging, family, and ethnic identity.

Why Christian Women Convert to Islam (Paperback, Second U.S. Edition): Rosemary Sookhdeo Why Christian Women Convert to Islam (Paperback, Second U.S. Edition)
Rosemary Sookhdeo
R229 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why are increasing numbers of Western women converting to Islam? The author tells the true-life stories of women who have become Muslims, exploring the reasons for their decisions and illustrating the problems that they face. She examines the particular issues confronting women who marry Muslims and addresses the long-term implications of conversion. In these ways the book prepares parents and church leaders to guide women who are contemplating conversion or marriage with Muslim men.

The Boundaries of Desire - A Century of Bad Laws, Good Sex and Changing Identities (Paperback): Eric Berkowitz The Boundaries of Desire - A Century of Bad Laws, Good Sex and Changing Identities (Paperback)
Eric Berkowitz
R363 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The act of reproduction, and its variants, never change much, but our ideas about the meaning of sex are in constant flux. Switch a decade, cross a border, or traverse class lines and the harmless pleasures of one group become the gravest crimes in another.Combining meticulous research and lively storytelling, The Boundaries of Desire traces the fast-moving bloodsport of sex law over the past century, and challenges our most cherished notions about family, power, gender, and identity.Starting when courts censored birth control information as pornography and let men rape their wives, and continuing through the sexual revolution" and into the present day (when rape, gay rights, sex trafficking, and sex on the internet saturate the news), Berkowitz shows how the law has remained out of synch with the convulsive changes in sexual morality.By focusing on the stories of real people, Berkowitz adds a compelling human element to what might otherwise be faceless legal battles. The law is made by people, after all, and nothing sparks intolerance on the left and right -- more than sex. Ultimately, Berkowitz shows the emptiness of sanctimonious condemnation, and argues that sexual questions are too subtle and volatile for simple, catch-all solutions.

Looking at Inclusion - Listening to the Voices of Young People (Paperback): Ruth MacConville Looking at Inclusion - Listening to the Voices of Young People (Paperback)
Ruth MacConville
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`This book is timely. [The author] draws on the work of several specialist teachers and sees a strong 'pupil voice' as key to successful inclusion' - Special `This is an excellent addition to the small but growing literature on pupil views....The book focuses on five areas of need (autistic spectrum disorder, visual impairment, specific learning difficulties, hearing impairment and physical disabilities) and examines the challenges of inclusion from the perspective of children and young people themselves. Their views come across powerfully, and perhaps most importantly, they offer clear and practical advice about how teachers and other staff can make schooling a less intimidating and excluding experience....This book is likely to be of particular interest to SENCOs and other colleagues who have interest in, and responsibility for developing pupil participation. It should also be required reading for trainee teachers and learning support staff' - SENCO Update `This book is unique and readable. It has a great deal to offer all settings who are reflecting on the effectiveness of their pupil voice systems' - Special Needs Information Press Developed from the work of specialist teachers in Ealing who have been involved in promoting inclusive practices, this book shows how eliciting the pupil's views and strengthening the pupil voice is an important element in the success of any inclusion project. Covering a wide range of disabilities including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Specific Learning Difficulties, it includes: o Case-studies o Descriptions of the difficulties encountered by the young o Practical strategies to address these difficulties o Useful resources. Essential for any adult working in an inclusive setting, this fascinating book brings together theory with real practice.

Buying a Bride - An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches (Hardcover): Marcia A Zug Buying a Bride - An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches (Hardcover)
Marcia A Zug
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There have always been mail-order brides in America-but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called "Tobacco Wives" of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged.

Grace Based Parenting (Paperback): Tim Kimmel Grace Based Parenting (Paperback)
Tim Kimmel
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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.

Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family.

An Adoption Diary - Our Story Series (Paperback): Maria James An Adoption Diary - Our Story Series (Paperback)
Maria James
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Written from the point of view of the adoptive parent, this moving real life account chronicles every aspect of the adoption process from the moment when the decision to adopt is made.

A Cowherd in Paradise - From China to Canada (Paperback): May Q. Wong A Cowherd in Paradise - From China to Canada (Paperback)
May Q. Wong
R548 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R200 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2006, the Prime Minister apologized to the Chinese people for the legislated discrimination created by Canada's head tax laws in the first half of the twentieth century, acknowledging the far-reaching and long-term consequences it has had on their families. "A Cowherd in Paradise" is the story of one such family. The book chronicles the remarkable lives of Wong Guey Dang (1902-1983) and Jiang Tew Thloo (1911-2002). Ah Dang was born into an impoverished family and sold as a child. In 1921, his adoptive father paid a five-hundred-dollar head tax to send Ah Dang to Canada. Eight years later, driven to create a family of his own, Ah Dang returned to China, where he chose Ah Thloo as his bride from a matchmaker's photo. As a child, Ah Thloo worked as a cowherd and from the age of six was responsible for her family's fortune--their water buffalo. Ah Thloo not only became a wife and mother, but also grew to be a courageous defender against invaders and a champion of the weak. Married for over half a century, the couple was forced to live apart for twenty-five years because of Canada's exclusionary immigration laws. In Canada, Ah Dang became a successful Montreal restaurateur; while in China, Ah Thloo struggled to survive through natural disasters, wars, and revolutions. "A Cowherd in Paradise" is the moving tale of one couple's search for love, family, and forgiveness.

The Surrendered Wife - A Practical Guide to Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with Your Man (Paperback, New ed): Laura Doyle The Surrendered Wife - A Practical Guide to Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with Your Man (Paperback, New ed)
Laura Doyle
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At 30, Laura Doyle, like millions of women, was miserable in her marriage, but she couldn't put her finger on the cause. 'I was lonely and I was exhausted from trying to do everything myself. When I learned to stop controlling and criticising my husband and practised receiving graciously, something magical happened. The union I had always dreamed of appeared. The man who had wooed me was back,' writes Doyle. In THE SURRENDERED WIFE, Laura Doyle presents a radical and controversial approach to relationships: women can enjoy great sex, harmony and the intimacy they crave when they stop controlling their partner. Surrendering, she says, is the simplest principle for a great marriage and thousands of women swear by it. Covering both the emotional and practical aspects of marriage, it teaches women valuable lessons including how to respect the man they married, how to resist the temptation to bicker and how to trust their man. But most importantly, it shows how you can fall in love with your man all over again. With marriages and relationships fast becoming the first casualty of modern life, THE SURRENDERED WIFE could be the key to 'happy ever after'.

Little Prisoners - A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering (Paperback): Casey Watson Little Prisoners - A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering (Paperback)
Casey Watson 1
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened unfosterable children who do not know what it means to be loved.

This is the third book in the series.

The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little waifs stand before them, huge eyes staring around their new surroundings. Ashton 9, Olivia 6, have the same urchin look; hair running wild with head lice, filthy nails and skin covered in scabs. And the smell is horrific. The eldest two children of a group of five siblings, Casey had only been told they were coming two days earlier. But it was an emergency, temporary placement, and they were only due to stay a couple of weeks

Casey is desperate to help these poor, lost children, who have been taken away from their family because they were considered at risk, but before she can even start to understand the horrific things that have happened in the past, she has to teach them the most basic of behaviours. Ashton and Olivia have no barriers and no sense of what s right and wrong her challenges begin with the toilet and eating habits.

The weeks roll into months and the months roll on, but bit by bit the children are starting to feel like they truly belong to a family, for the first time. With this new found security and love, gradually they start to reveal what really happened to them and their siblings at home, and slowly Casey can help them start to rebuild their young lives."

Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure - A Story About How to Recover from a Scary Experience (Paperback): Anne... Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure - A Story About How to Recover from a Scary Experience (Paperback)
Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu; Illustrated by Ching-Pang Kuo; Introduction by Pat Ogden
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One sunny day, Bomji the rabbit and his friend Spotty the cat meet something very scary while picking flowers in the woods. The friends manage to escape, but afterwards Bomji just doesn't feel safe anymore. His body feels a bit different and he starts to have bad dreams. His friend Spotty is worried about Bomji - how can her friend be helped? Luckily, wise Teacher Owl is there for them. This therapeutic picture book allows children and adults to talk about a frightening experience. The story is followed by helpful guidance for adults on how to help their child. It explores how your body and how you feel is affected by scary experiences, and explains how you can use your body to help to recover too.

The Globalization of Motherhood - Deconstructions and reconstructions of biology and care (Hardcover, New): Wendy Chavkin,... The Globalization of Motherhood - Deconstructions and reconstructions of biology and care (Hardcover, New)
Wendy Chavkin, JaneMaree Maher
R2,524 Discovery Miles 25 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The convergence of dramatic declines in birth rates worldwide, aside from sub-Saharan Africa, the rise of untrammelled global movement of capital, people and information, and the rapid-fire dissemination of a host of new medical technologies has led to the "globalization of motherhood."

This book brings together research from the Global North and the Global South to illuminate how contemporary motherhood is being changed by the processes of globalization. It locates declining fertility and desire for motherhood in the context of female employment, the development of the global market in reproductive technologies, the rising transnational labour market demand for feminized carework, and changing family forms. Focusing on the impacts on women who mother- and enable others to do so- across diverse contexts, the book examines the way in which conception, gestation mothering labor and care are being mobilized across national boundaries.

Bringing together demographers, sociologists, lawyers, public health and social theorists, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization studies, development studies, gender studies, feminist politics, political economy, human rights, and social policy.

Supporting Healthy Marriage Program for Low-Income Couples - Impact Evaluations and Subgroup Analysis (Hardcover): Ariana Baxter Supporting Healthy Marriage Program for Low-Income Couples - Impact Evaluations and Subgroup Analysis (Hardcover)
Ariana Baxter
R4,407 R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Save R1,115 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) evaluation was launched in 2003 to test the effectiveness of a skills-based relationship education program designed to help low-income married couples strengthen their relationships and, in turn, to support more stable and more nurturing home environments and more positive outcomes for parents and their children. The SHM program is a voluntary, yearlong, relationship and marriage education program for low-income, married couples who have children or are expecting a child. The program provides group workshops based on structured curricula; supplemental activities to build on workshop themes; and family support services to address participation barriers, connect families with other services, and reinforce curricular themes. The study's rigorous random assignment design compares outcomes for families who are offered SHM's services with outcomes for a similar group of families who are not offered SHM's services but can access other services. This book presents estimated impacts on the program's targeted outcomes about one year after couples entered the study.

How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears - A Story About Being Apart from Loved Ones (Paperback): Anne Westcott, C. C.... How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears - A Story About Being Apart from Loved Ones (Paperback)
Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu; Illustrated by Ching-Pang Kuo; Introduction by Pat Ogden
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sprinkle the pig has moved to a new house, with a new family, but he misses his old family. On his first day at school his classmate yells at him, and everything gets too much. He cries and cries, and soon the tears become a river and carry him away! Wise monkey spots Sprinkle, but he is too far away. Can he help Sprinkle to find hidden strengths to survive the river of tears? This therapeutic picture book is written to help children aged 4-10 and adults to talk about being separated from or losing loved ones, and explores how difficult experiences can affect how your body feels and reacts to things. It is followed by easy to read advice for adults on how to help your child.

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