Family Norms and Images in Transition Book

Family Norms and Images in Transition

  • Author : Nadja-Christina Schneider
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9783845294056

Family Norms and Images in Transition Excerpt :

Beständigkeit und Wandel – beides symbolisiert die Familie in Zeiten beschleunigten globalen Wandels. In diesem Buch werden verschiedene Brüche und Kontinuitäten in medialen Darstellungen der zeitgenössischen indischen Familie beleuchtet. Medienvermittelte Vorstellungen über romantische Liebesbeziehungen und normative Familienbilder bilden dabei den verbindenden Ausgangspunkt für die einzelnen Kapitel. Die Beiträge des Bandes analysieren Dokumentar- und Spielfilme, Werbematerial, sowie die kommunikative Nutzung neuer Medientechnologien. Die Autorinnen diskutieren Visualisierungen familiären Wandels, die von geteilter Mutterschaft, über neue Vaterschaft bis hin zu dysfunktionalen Familien und intergenerationalen Beziehungen reichen. Dieses Buch stellt einen Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung mit der – ideologischen und gelebten – Realität der indischen Familie dar und richtet sich an ein Lesepublikum mit Interesse an Südasien-, Gender- und Medienwissenschaften. Mit Beiträgen von Parul Bhandari, Nadja-Christina Schneider, Stefanie Strulik, Fritzi-Marie Titzmann

Families in Transition Book

Families in Transition

  • Author : Andrew R. Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Harrington Park Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 1939594308

Families in Transition Excerpt :

Combining developmental psychology, psychoeducation, and systemic therapy, Families in Transition highlights the importance of clinicians' own social locations and identities. It puts the responsibility on clinicians to challenge their own cisnormativity and blind spots, and to evaluate the ways they can become "gender creative."

Families in Transition Book

Families in Transition

  • Author : Peter Gossage
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1999-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773567825

Families in Transition Excerpt :

Gossage uses a family-reconstitution method, drawing on local parish registers and manuscript-census schedules, to focus on marriage, household organization, and family size in this context of social and economic change. Family formation was profoundly affected as couples adjusted to the new urban, industrial setting. Gossage demonstrates that demographic behaviour was increasingly differentiated by social class, with distinct marriage and fertility patterns emerging among bourgeois and proletarian families. Bourgeois women who married in the 1860s, for example, were already limiting family size, a crucial shift that did not occur in working-class families until almost a generation later. Families in Transition demonstrates the extent to which stereotypes about family life in Quebec before the Quiet Revolution need to be revisited. Far from being passive, static, uniformly prolific, and constrained by religious and cultural perspectives, Saint-Hyacinthe families responded quickly to the changing realities of the day, reinventing marriage patterns and domestic arrangements to fit the new industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century. In this sense they were truly families in transition.

Family Communication  Connections  and Health Transitions Book

Family Communication Connections and Health Transitions

  • Author : Michelle Miller-Day
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 1433110687

Family Communication Connections and Health Transitions Excerpt :

When family members experience a diagnosis of a chronic disease (e.g., cancer) or a health crisis (e.g., postpartum depression), not only the diagnosed individuals but entire families experience immediate and long-term stress as a consequence. Families with members dealing with serious health conditions may be confronted with significant challenges posed by treatment regimes, impacts on day-to-day activities, disruption of family roles, the threat of possible death, and a host of psychosocial challenges. This book is about families facing these challenges, uncertain about what to do, how to help, or how the condition will affect their daily life. Providing a coherent discussion of original research that examines communication patterns and processes involved in the day-to-day management of health conditions, this book lays bare the raw emotional experiences of families communicating with one another amid uncertainty and, for some, in the face of death. Michelle Miller-Day received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Diverse Families and Communities and the Center for Health Care and Policy Research. She directs The Pennsylvania State University's Qualitative Research Group, and is currently the Principal Qualitative Investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA/NIH] funded project, and has served as the primary qualitative methodologist for this line of research funded by NIDA for the past twenty years. This work has developed one of the most successful evidence-based substance use prevention programs in the United States. Dr. Miller-Day has published three books, more than forty refereed articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books, and served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals

Images of Aging Book

Images of Aging

  • Author : Mike Featherstone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134831081

Images of Aging Excerpt :

We all have a finite life-span. We are born, we get old and we die. Given the universiality of the ageing process, it is remarkable that there is almost a complete absence of study of culture and self-image of the middle aged and old. Images of Ageing: Cultural Representations of Later Life changes this. The contributors discuss images of ageing which have come to circulate in the advanced industrial societies today. They address themes such as: body and self image in everyday interaction; experience and identity on old age; advertising and consumer culture images of the elderly; images of ageing used by Government agencies in health education campaigns; the diversity of historical representations of the elderly; gender images of ageing; images of senility and second childhood; images of health, illness and death.

Experience of School Transitions Book

Experience of School Transitions

  • Author : Stephen Billett
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400741980

Experience of School Transitions Excerpt :

Leaving school, whether to move on to training, work or education, is a fundamental rite of passage the world over. This volume draws on a wealth of international sources and studies in its analysis of the ‘transitions’ young students make as they move on from their secondary schooling. It identifies how these transitions are planned for by policymakers, enacted by school staff and engaged with by students themselves. With data from a range of nations with advanced industrial economies, the book delineates how the policies relating to these transitions need to be conceived and implemented, how the transitions themselves are negotiated by young people, and how they might be shaped to meet the varied needs of the students they are designed to help. The authors argue that the relationship, often complex, between what schools provide in the way of preparation, and the ways in which students take up what is on offer, is the crucial nexus for understanding the experience of transitions by young people, and for enhancing that experience. With a host of case studies of transition policies themselves, as well as evaluative data on how they were received by the school leavers whom they were designed for, this valuable addition to the educational literature deserves to be read by all those with roles in preparing the young for their journey into a complex adult world full of pitfalls as well as opportunity.

Youth Labor in Transition Book

Youth Labor in Transition

  • Author : Jacqueline O'Reilly
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190864798

Youth Labor in Transition Excerpt :

Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key policy challenges for the future related to NEETS, overeducation, self-employment, and ethnic differences in outcomes. This illustrates the need to encompass a wider understanding of youth employment and job insecurity by including an analysis of economic production and how it relates to social reproduction of labor if policy intervention is to be effective. The mapping and extensive analysis in this book are the result of a 3«-year, European Union-funded research project (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe, or STYLE; coordinated by Jacqueline O'Reilly. With an overall budget of just under 5 million euros and involving 25 research partners; an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, and policymakers; and non-governmental organizations from more than 20 European countries, STYLE is one of the largest European Commission-funded research projects to exist on this topic. Consequently, this book will appeal to an array of audiences, including academic and policy researchers in sociology, political science, economics, management studies, and more particular labor market and social policy; policy communities; and bachelor's- and master's-level students in courses on European studies or any of the aforementioned subject areas.

Family Life in Transition Book

Family Life in Transition

  • Author : Johanna Hiitola
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429656118

Family Life in Transition Excerpt :

This volume examines the ways in which bordering practices influence the everyday lives of racialized parents in the changing welfare states of Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Focusing on the need to negotiate, adjust, and reconcile family life, parenthood and parenting practices in the face of national, material, ideological, cultural, religious, and moral borders, it considers the manner in which these processes are complicated by recent changes in the legitimation of Nordic welfare states. The case studies centre on migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker parents, as well as parents of the indigenous Sámi communities. The book considers the ways in which the welfare state and its services construct borders of respectable parenthood, and examines the efforts on the part of racialized parents to negotiate such borders and organize their transnational everyday lives. Uncovering possibilities and obstacles that exist for families seeking to enact citizenship in the Nordic welfare states, Family Life in Transition will appeal to social scientists with interests in the sociology of the family, children, parenting, and the welfare state.

Families in Transition Book

Families in Transition

  • Author : Arlene I. Lev
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939594310

Families in Transition Excerpt :

Families in Transition: Parenting Gender Diverse Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults is a compilation of clinically oriented articles, research, and case material authored by mental health and medical experts, both nationally and internationally known, as well as first-person narratives written by parents and families, exploring the complexities faced by parents and caretakers attending to the needs of their children in a largely hostile world. The professional articles are positioned side by side with the voices of the parents themselves—each complementing the other—together adding up to a richly complex, original tapestry. While most books on this subject highlight the experiences of the gender diverse child and adolescent, parents’ perspectives are placed front and center. Those raising these children and adolescents have unique struggles and personal processes as caregivers and advocates. Making complex social and medical decisions in a society that is hostile and polarized only complicates the picture. This book highlights their rarely heard voices and gives insight to therapists and physicians on how to support all members of the family, helping them grow and heal during what is often a challenging time. Families in Transition: -Challenges the ways we think about cultural norms and how those impact our clinical work; -Explores a parent’s desire for their child to live authentically alongside a desire to protect them; -Highlights how the attitudes and behaviors of extended relatives impact the gender nonconforming child and their caretakers; -Presents a historical overview contrasting the reparative and the affirmative models of treatment; -Illustrates how difficult treatment can be when a patient is reticent to disclose their gender identity to their parents or when parents either have little information or are in denial; -Offers strategies on how best to advocate for a child in a school setting; -Outlines best practices for the care of transgender

The Demographic Transition and Development in Africa Book
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The Demographic Transition and Development in Africa

  • Author : Charles Teller
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048189182

The Demographic Transition and Development in Africa Excerpt :

"The heated Malthusian-Bosrupian debates still rage over consequences of high population growth, rapid urbanization, dense rural populations and young age structures in the face of drought, poverty, food insecurity, environmental degradation, climate change, instability and the global economic crisis. However, while facile generalizations about the lack of demographic change and lack of progress in meeting the MDGs in sub-Saharan Africa are commonplace, they are often misleading and belie the socio-cultural change that is occurring among a vanguard of more educated youth. Even within Ethiopia, the second largest country at the Crossroads of Africa and the Middle East, different narratives emerge from analysis of longitudinal, micro-level analysis as to how demographic change and responses are occurring, some more rapidly than others. The book compares Ethiopia with other Africa countries, and demonstrates the uniqueness of an African-type demographic transition: a combination of poverty-related negative factors (unemployment, disease, food insecurity) along with positive education, health and higher age-of-marriage trends that are pushing this ruggedly rural and land-locked population to accelerate the demographic transition and stay on track to meet most of the MDGs. This book takes great care with the challenges of inadequate data and weak analytical capacity to research this incipient transition, trying to unravel some of the complexities in this vulnerable Horn of Africa country: A slowly declining population growth rates with rapidly declining child mortality, very high chronic under-nutrition, already low urban fertility but still very high rural fertility; and high population-resource pressure along with rapidly growing small urban places”

The Welfare State and Life Transitions Book

The Welfare State and Life Transitions

  • Author : Dominique Anxo
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849806381

The Welfare State and Life Transitions Excerpt :

The Welfare State and Life Transitions uses the lens of key life stages to highlight changes in these transitions and in available resources for citizen support within nine European welfare states. This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy.s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and moreunequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of intergenerational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision.

Families and Transition to School Book

Families and Transition to School

  • Author : Sue Dockett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319583297

Families and Transition to School Excerpt :

This collection addresses issues related to families and transition, and pays special attention to the transition to school, the effect of this on the family, as well as the effect of the family on that transition. It celebrates the roles of families, locating them as integral partners in time of transition and identifying a variety of ways in which families and educators can work together with children to promote positive transitions. The book draws on a range of theoretical frameworks and research projects to provide multiple perspectives of family involvement in education, family-educator partnerships, the nature of collaboration, issues for families in marginalised or complex circumstances, as well as the multiple intersections of families and transition processes. The research projects reported range from in-depth case studies to the analysis of large-scale data sets and all have multiple messages for practitioners, policy makers and researchers as they seek ways to engage with families as their children start school.

Can Democracy Survive in the 21st Century  Book

Can Democracy Survive in the 21st Century

  • Author : Ronald M. Glassman
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Capitalism
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030768218

Can Democracy Survive in the 21st Century Excerpt :

This book analyzes the many threats to democracy that exist in the 21st century and tries to understand how democracy can survive economic, social and political crises. It focuses on issues of oligarchy, tyranny, totalitarianism, and ochlocracy. It discusses how these forms of governance manifested themselves in ancient and medieval worlds, and how socio-economic transitions in the 21st century have created conditions that increasingly pose similar threats to modern democracy. The author discusses broad transitions in the contemporary world: economic transition to advanced, high technology capitalism; cultural transition from traditional religious and family values to norms focusing on racial equality, gender and transgender equality and liberation, and multiculturalism; also, transition from the traditional religious worldview to rational-scientific worldview, and from religious morality to secular humanist ethics. These taken together undergird the political transition from traditional authority, involving monarchy and aristocracy, to rational-legal authority, involving constitutional law and democratic participation. The book shows, through extensive country discussions, that whenever these transitions become difficult, undemocratic forms of governance may emerge and override democracy. Authored by an expert in the field, this book touches upon an especially topical theme in the contemporary world and is of interest to a wide readership across the social sciences, from researchers and students to discerning laypersons.

Work  Families and Organisations in Transition Book

Work Families and Organisations in Transition

  • Author : Lewis, Suzan
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1847422209

Work Families and Organisations in Transition Excerpt :

Based upon cross-national case studies of public and private sector workplaces, Work, families and organisations in transition illustrates how workplace practices and policies impact on employees' experiences of work-life balance in contemporary shifting contexts.

Youth in Transition Book

Youth in Transition

  • Author : Teresa Jurado Guerrero
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351752602

Youth in Transition Excerpt :

This title was first published in 2002: In recent years there has been a trend among young people across Europe towards remaining longer in their parental homes. Many reasons have been suggested for this change in demographic patterns, but Teresa Jurado Guerrero’s study of France and Spain represents the first in-depth cross-national analysis of this important social and economic issue. The book provides systematic comparisons of living arrangements at cross-national, cross-regional and individual levels and examines the results of two large-scale national surveys. It investigates the relevance of young people’s employment situations, social policies related to youth, national and regional housing markets and family norms, and identifies policy measures which would encourage early home-leaving and family formation. The book exposes the existence and effects of different national and individual strategies surrounding the process of becoming socially independent, and offers unique insights into an issue of key relevance for parents, young people, researchers and policy makers.