Treasures of the Island

Children in Alternative Families

Author: Larry L. Constantine,Joan M. Constantine

Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 37

View: 9331


Kids in Context

The Sociological Study of Children and Childhoods

Author: Sarane Spence Boocock,Kimberly Ann Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742520240

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 6072

Kids in Context is an excellent presentation of qualitative research and theories of childhood.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Suzanne K. Steinmetz,Marvin B. Sussman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461571510

Category: Social Science

Page: 915

View: 1637

The lucid, straightforward Preface of this Handbook by the two editors and the comprehenSIve perspec tives offered in the Introduction by one ofthem leave little for a Foreword to add. It is therefore limIted to two relevant but not intrinsically related points vis-a-vis research on marriage and the family in the interval since the fIrst Handbook (Christensen, 1964) appeared, namely: the impact on this research ofthe politicization of the New RIght! and of the Feminist Enlightenment beginning in the mid-sixties, about the time of the fIrst Handbook. In the late 1930s Willard Waller noted: "Fifty years or more ago about 1890, most people had the greatest respect for the institution called the family and wished to learn nothing whatever about it. . . . Everything that concerned the life of men and women and their children was shrouded from the light. Today much of that has been changed. Gone is the concealment of the way in which life begins, gone the irrational sanctity of the home. The aura of sentiment which once protected the family from discussion clings to it no more .... We wantto learn as much about it as we can and to understand it as thoroughly as possible, for there is a rising recognition in America that vast numbers of its families are sick-from internal frustrations and from external buffeting. We are engaged in the process of reconstructing our family institutions through criticism and discussion" (1938, pp. 3-4).

LGBT-Parent Families

Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice

Author: Abbie E. Goldberg,Katherine R. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461445566

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

View: 7053

LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.

Childhood Denied

Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect

Author: Dr. Kathleen Kelley Reardon,Christopher T. Noblet

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412939775

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

View: 6649

Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect is an exposé of how America ignores and often discards its most vulnerable children. Delving into the political, legal, and social factors of children at risk for abuse and neglect, it chronicles the plight of abused children across the nation and provides a "report card" for each U.S. state. With a practical, journalistic, and social scientific approach, this fervent book emboldens child welfare professionals, government representatives, lawmakers, child attorneys, law enforcers, and the general public to respond more effectively and consistently to the needs of children at risk.

Teaching in Two Languages

A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators

Author: Sharon Adelman Reyes,Tatyana Kleyn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452295875

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 868

Grounded in the latest research, this book provides classroom-ready strategies for balancing instruction in two languages and meeting the unique challenges of educating English language learners.

Tech Generation

Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World

Author: Mike Brooks,Jon Lasser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190665297

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 8379

"Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful guide that emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship"--

Ethnicities

Children of Immigrants in America

Author: Rubén G. Rumbaut,Alejandro Portes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230125

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 9651

"Ethnicities is a timely and important book. Rumbaut and Portes have brought together a group of stimulating essays by leading scholars in immigration studies that deal with issues at the heart of debates about the new second generation. From Mexicans to Vietnamese and Haitians, the essays show how the children of immigrants in diverse groups are faring and, in different ways, "becoming American." This volume is sure to become a standard reference for future research in the field."--Nancy Foner, author of From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration "The authors take the reader on an instructive cross country journey to understand the newest immigrants and their children. Ethnicities fills a big gap in the sociological portrait of today's American mosaic."--Herbert Gans, author of The War Against the Poor "This pathbreaking book, rich in new data and incisive analyses, is the first to bring together a collection of studies of the second generation's diverse origins, pathways, and challenges. Ethnicities will spark many lively discussions among my students, many of whom belong to this brave new second generation."--Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, author of Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence "This tightly focused collection makes it clear that the children of immigrants are key to understanding the nation's new immigrant experience. It reveals contradictory trends among, for example, Haitians, Filipinos, Cubans, Vietnamese, and Mexicans, such as high praise for American society along with increased reports of discrimination. This book contributes significantly to major empirical and theoretical debates."--Rodolfo O. de la Garza, co-author of Making Americans, Remaking America "Remarkably coherent, readable and insightful, this volume makes important contributions to theory, particularly in recasting the concept of assimilation. By combining survey data with interviews and historical background, Ethnicities (and its companion, Legacies) provides a wealth of information about the long-term effects of contemporary immigration--examining what happens to the second and subsequent generations. It is both an exciting and a disturbing book."--Bryan R. Roberts, author of The Making of Citizens: Cities of Peasants Revisited

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works. Ed. Frances Carol Locher

Author: Frances Carol Locher,Ann Evory

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810300460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 9124

Contains alphabetically arranged profiles of contemporary authors in a range of media, including books, magazines, newspapers, television, radio, and film, each with personal data, addresses, career history, and a list of writings, and in some cases, a list of works in progress, sidelights, and avocational interests.

The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215468

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 9609

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography

Author: Dydia DeLyser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412919916

Category: Science

Page: 431

View: 629

The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978548

Category: Social Science

Page: 788

View: 1866

This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they'll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use it.