Family & Childhood Studies

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

UBC Press

Caring for Children interrogates Canadian public policies on the care of children, asking why the burden of care falls so heavily on women as mothers and caregivers, and what social movements are doing to try to redesign the politics of caring for children.

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Investigating Child Cyberpornography

UBC Press

Researchers Francis Fortin and Patrice Corriveau investigate the clandestine world of child cyberpornography to understand who produces, exchanges, and consumes pedo-pornographic images.

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Acquired Tastes

Why Families Eat the Way They Do

UBC Press

Interviews with Canadian families reveal that our daily food choices reflect individual tastes and preferences but also our economic, social, and geographical place in the world.

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Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs

Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law

UBC Press

Eleven diverse scholars interrogate the belief that polygamy is inherently harmful, questioning the ways in which society assigns value to family and intimacy, and its right to do so.

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Father Involvement in Canada

Diversity, Renewal, and Transformation

Edited by Jessica Ball and Kerry Daly
UBC Press

Exploring the diverse roles fathers play in their children’s lives, Father Involvement in Canada provides a timely synopsis of current knowledge while challenging many long-held assumptions about fatherhood.

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