Gender and Sexuality in Latin America – Cases and Decisions (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice)

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America - Cases and Decisions (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice)Translated and updated from the seminal Spanish text on legal decisions affecting gender and sexuality in Latin America, this English edition is the only law text to focus specifically on the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgender population in addition to women’s rights more broadly. The volume provides close analysis of some of the most important decisions made by Latin American national courts, as well as those made by international legal bodies, that affect the rights and …

Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their FamiliesInnovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common problems and challenges that are considered to be at the heart of child and family policy: family creation, economic support, childrearing, and family care-giving. Innovations begins by defining child and family policy and discussing the history of this growing specialization within the social sciences. The main chapters of Innovations address policy and programmatic solutions to problems that face families by topic area: (1) earl…

Breast Feeding and Sexuality: Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives)

Breast Feeding and Sexuality: Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives) Whereas in western countries breastfeeding is an uncontroversial, purely personal issue, in most parts of the world mother and baby form part of a network of interpersonal relations with its own rules and expectations. In this study, the author examines the cultural and social context of breastfeeding among the Gogo women of the Cigongwe’s village in Tanzania, as part of the Paediatric Programme of Doctors with Africa, based in Padua. The focus is on mothers’ behaviour and post partum taboos a…

No Small Matter: The Impact of Poverty, Shocks, and Human Capital Investments in Early Childhood Development (Human Development Perspectives)

No Small Matter: The Impact of Poverty, Shocks, and Human Capital Investments in Early Childhood Development (Human Development Perspectives)Education is often seen as a fundamental means to improve economic prospects for individuals from low income settings. However, even with increased emphasis on basic education for all, many individuals fail to achieve basic skills to succeed in life. The book presents evidence that one core reason is that by the time a child is old enough to attend school, there is already a wide disparity in cognitive skills and in emotional and behavioral development among children from households of differe…

Children & Sexuality: Perspectives in Health Care

Children & Sexuality: Perspectives in Health CareThis comprehensive and innovative text provides a practical approach to the issues of child sexuality and sexual development. Written by well-known experts in this field, it brings together a range of issues all of which are vital to a full understanding of this poorly understood and sometimes controversial subject area. Research-based and addressing sexuality, sexual development and sexual health in children and adolescents, this ground-breaking book will be welcomed by all health care professi…

Militant Lactivism?: Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives)

Militant Lactivism?: Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives) Following networks of mothers in London and Paris, the author profiles the narratives of women who breastfeed their children to full term, typically a period of several years, as part of an ‘attachment parenting’ philosophy. These mothers talk about their decision to continue breastfeeding as ‘the natural thing to do’: ‘evolutionarily appropriate’, ‘scientifically best’ and ‘what feels right in their hearts’. Through a theoretical focus on knowledge claims and accountability, the author frames…

Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality (Issues in the Practice of Psychology)

Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality (Issues in the Practice of Psychology)Throughout my clinical training and practice, I have been surprised by the number of times that sexual issues have emerged as an unexpectedly central feature in my work with older adults. I can vividly remember my own internal reaction on hearing one of my elderly female patients tell me that she was date raped a few years after the death of her elderly husband-when she was 68 years old. I can see in my mind’s eye the blood splattered on the floor of an inpatient unit from an elderly man who sma…

Incest: A New Perspective

Incest: A New PerspectiveIn this major new book, Mary Hamer offers a new perspective on incest, making a link with the scandal of sexual abuse on the part of priests. She places sexual abuse in the context of the whole social order. Hamer’s novel and innovative approach challenges the taboo on clear thinking around the subject of incest. She demonstrates the inherent contradictions in official accounts of the subject, from genetics and anthropology to law. Drawing on the work of American psychotherapist Judith Herm…

Where There Is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural India (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives)

Where There Is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural India (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives) In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives of women in this setting, the author considers the women’s own experiences of birth and infant death, their ways of making-do, and the hierarchies they create and contend with. This book develops an approach to the care that focuses on emotion, domestic spaces, illicit and extra-instituti…