Families, Law, and Society

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  1. The Ecology of Childhood
    How globalization is undermining sustainable social environments for children This book uses the ecological model of child development together with ethnographic and comparative studies of two small villages, in Italy and the... Learn More
    Published: 21st January 2020
    Hardback | £52.00
  2. The Politicization of Safety
    A look at gun control, campus sexual assault, immigration, and more that considers the future of responses to domestic violence Domestic violence is commonly assumed to be a bipartisan, nonpolitical issue, with politicians of... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2019
    Hardback | £85.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. Blaming Mothers
    A gripping explanation of the biases that lead to the blaming of pregnant women and mothers.Are mothers truly a danger to their children’s health? In 2004, a mentally disabled young woman in Utah was charged by prosecutors with... Learn More
    Published: 14th March 2017
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Ending Zero Tolerance
    Ending Zero Tolerance answers the calls of grassroots communities pressing for integration and increased education funding with a complete rethinking of school discipline.In the era of zero tolerance, we are flooded with stories... Learn More
    Published: 13th September 2016
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £16.99
    PDF | £17.00
  5. The Poverty Industry
    The shocking truth about how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social safety netGovernment aid doesn’t always go where it’s supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2016
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £19.99
    PDF | £32.00
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  6. Divorced from Reality
    Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an “adversary” system: two parties... Learn More
    Published: 26th June 2015
    Hardback | £39.00
    PDF | £42.00
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  7. Children, Sexuality, and the Law
    American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law rarely contemplates the complex ways in which it interacts with... Learn More
    Published: 22nd May 2015
    Hardback | £47.00
    PDF | £51.00
  8. A New Juvenile Justice System
    A New Juvenile Justice System aims at nothing less than a complete reform of the existing system: not minor change or even significant overhaul, but the replacement of the existing system with a different vision. The authors in... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
    PDF | £55.00
    EPUB | £55.00
  9. In Our Hands
    A call for better child care policies, exploring the reasons why there has been so little headway on a problem that touches so many families. Working mothers are common in the United States. In over half of all two-parent families,... Learn More
    Published: 6th June 2014
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    PDF | £23.00
  10. The Marriage Buyout
    From divorce court to popular culture, alimonyis a dirty word. Unpopular and rarely ordered, the awards are frequentlyinconsistent and unpredictable. The institution itself is often viewed as anhistorical relic that harkens back... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2014
    Hardback | £39.00
    PDF | £42.00
  11. What Is Parenthood?
    Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life—and family law—have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it matter? How should... Learn More
    Published: 14th January 2013
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £24.99
    PDF | £28.00
  12. The New Kinship
    No federal law in the United States requires that egg or sperm donors or recipients exchange any information with the offspring that result from the donation. Donors typically enter into contracts with fertility clinics or sperm... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2013
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
  13. Justice for Kids
    Children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system at a significant rate. While some children move just as quickly out of the system and go on to live productive lives as adults, other children become enmeshed... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2011
    Hardback | £65.00
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    PDF | £24.00
  14. Masculinities and the Law
    According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity. Masculinities and the Law develops a multidimensional... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2012
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £24.99
    PDF | £28.00