The Family Book

The Family Book

  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Author : Todd Parr
  • ISBN-10 : 9780316187107
  • Release : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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There are so many different types of families, and THE FAMILY BOOK celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Todd Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist.

The Family

The Family

  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Author : Jeff Sharlet
  • ISBN-10 : 0702236942
  • Release : 2008
  • Genre: Fundamentalism
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A journalist's penetrating and controversial look at the untold story of Christian fundamentalism's most elite organisation- a self-described 'invisible' global network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful.They are 'the Family' - fundamentalism's avant-garde, waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe. They consider themselves the 'new chosen'- congressmen, generals and foreign dictators who meet in confidential 'cells', to pray and plan for a 'leadership led by God', to be won not by force but through 'quiet diplomacy'. Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside its walls. The Familyis about the other half of American fundamentalist power - not its angry masses, but its sophisticated elites. In public, they host Prayer Breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of 'biblical capitalism', military might and American empire. Citing Hitler, Lenin and Mao as leadership models, the Family's current leader, Doug Coe, declares, 'We work with power where we can, build new power where we can't'. Part history, part investigative journalism,The Familyis a compelling account of how fundamentalism came to be interwoven with American power and the no-holds-barred economics of globalisation. No other book about the Right has exposed the Family or revealed its far-reaching impact on democracy, and no future reckoning of fundamentalism will be able to ignore it.

Bradshaw On  The Family

Bradshaw On The Family

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : John Bradshaw
  • ISBN-10 : 9780757397332
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society. Using the latest family research and recovery material in this new edition, Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows you ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned helps you heal your family. Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.

Running in the Family

Running in the Family

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • ISBN-10 : 0307776646
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

The Family

The Family

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Author : Liz Steel
  • ISBN-10 : 9780230369832
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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Experiences of family life can differ widely throughout society. So, can we still rely on one traditional definition of the family? And what can sociology teach us about the role and importance of the family in today's world? This new edition examines the core sociological concepts that help us to understand how and why families and households are changing. With thorough chapters that are organised around crucial topics and debates, this book: • Outlines and critiques traditional definitions of the family • Assesses shifting patterns of marriage, cohabitation and divorce • Highlights how gender roles and relationships are changing within the family • Explores what birth rates and family size can tell us about our society Part of the Skills-based Sociology series, this student-friendly text encourages readers to put their understanding into practice through a variety of useful tasks, activities and mock exam questions. It is an essential study and revision resource for all those new to family sociology.

Social Stress and the Family

Social Stress and the Family

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Hamilton I Mc Cubbin
  • ISBN-10 : 9781317774525
  • Release : 2014-04-23
  • Genre: Psychology
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An informative anthology of recent theory and research developments pertinent to family stress.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Author : Marvin B. Sussman
  • ISBN-10 : 0306457547
  • Release : 1999-01-31
  • Genre: Psychology
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A host of scholars in sociology, communications, human development, economics, history, and psychology join Sussman (Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH), Steinmetz (Indiana U.) and Peterson (Arizona State U.) to complete this volume on marriage and the family. Articles reflect a broad range of interests, discussing such topics as demography, ethnic variation in the family, divorce, adolescence in contemporary families, work, religion, law, communication, abuse and violence, and sexuality. The book also includes a variety of articles on theories and methods of family research and marital and family therapy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Family

The Family

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Author : Jeff Sharlet
  • ISBN-10 : 006180181X
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
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They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

Historical Anthropology of the Family

Historical Anthropology of the Family

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Martine Segalen
  • ISBN-10 : 0521276705
  • Release : 1986-11-28
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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This historical anthropology of the family represents a new departure in family studies. Over the past ten years or so, the social scientific sociological analysis of the family has undergone a change, and has been obliged to reconsider its traditional view that industrialisation triggered a shift within society from the 'large family', which fulfilled all social functions from socialising the children to caring for the sick and the old, to the modern nuclear family, which was regarded solely as being the locus for emotional relationships. Historians have shown that in the past there was in fact a great variety of different family structures within a wide range of varying demographic, economic and cultural frameworks, distinctive for each society. At the same time, the interaction between sociology and social anthropology has led to a clearer conceptual analysis of that vague, polysemic term 'family'; and notions of dwelling-place, descent, marriage, the relative roles of husband and wife and parent-child relations, as well as the more general relations between generations, have in a variety of past and present social contexts been taken apart and analysed. In this book, Martine Segalen reviews and synthesises a rich wealth of often little-known European and North American historical and social anthropological material on the family. This results in a reversal of the frequently held view of the family as an institution in decline, showing it instead to be both dynamic and resistant.