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What Is The Family Of Law by Alan Brown
This book argues that the legal understanding of 'family' in the UK continues to be underpinned by the idealised image of the 'nuclear family', premised upon the traditional, gendered roles of 'father as breadwinner' and 'mother as homemaker'. This examination of the law's model of the 'family' has been prompted by the substantial reforms that have taken place in family law in recent decades, and the significant evolution in social attitudes and familial practices that has occurred in parallel. Throughout the book, the influence of the nuclear family is noted in several different contexts: various specific legal definitions of 'family', the legal regulation of adult, conjugal relationships, the attribution of legal parenthood and the construction of the role of the 'parent' within the law. Ultimately, this book argues that while these reforms have resulted in additional categories of relationship coming to be situated within the nuclear family model, there has not, as yet, been any fundamental alteration of the underpinning concept of the nuclear family itself. This book concludes by considering the possibilities offered beyond the 'nuclear family'; exploring the reconceptualising of the legal understanding of 'family' around alternative and potentially 'radical' models of 'family'.
Moments Of Truth In Genetic Medicine by M. Susan Lindee
Genetic research increasingly dominates medical thought and practice in the United States and in many other industrialized nations. Susan Lindee's original study explores the institutions, disciplines, and ideas that initiated the reconfiguration of genetic medicine from a marginal field in the mid-1950s to a core research frontier of biomedicine. Tracing the work of geneticists and other experts in identifying and classifying disease during the explosive period between 1950 and 1980, Lindee identifies the individual "moments of truth" that moved the field away from its eugenic past to the center of a new world view in which nearly all disease is understood to be fundamentally genetic. She suggests that these moments of truth were experienced not only by scientists but also by those who had familial, intimate, emotional knowledge of hereditary disease: patients, family members, and research subjects. Focusing on benchmarks in the fieldâ€”such as the rise of neonatal testing in the 1960s, genetic studies of unique human populations such as the Amish, the development of human cytogenetics and human behavioral genetics, and the efforts to find genes for rare diseases such as familial dysautonomiaâ€”she tracks the emergence of a biomedical consensus that nearly all disease is genetic disease. Using the success of this field as a point of entry, Lindee chronicles both the production of knowledge in biomedicine and changes in the cultural meaning of the body in the late twentieth century. She suggests that scientific knowledge is a community project that is shaped directly by people in many different social and professional locations. The power to experience and report scientific truth may be much more dispersed than it sometimes appears, because people know things about their own bodies, and their knowledge has often been incorporated into the technical infrastructure of genomic medicine. Lindee's pathbreaking study shows the interdependence of technical and social parameters in contemporary biomedicine.
Harlequin Special Edition October 2016 Box Set 1 Of 2 by Christine Rimmer
Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: MS. BRAVO AND THE BOSS The Bravos of Justice Creek by CHRISTINE RIMMER Jed Walsh has finally found the perfect assistant to put up with his extreme writing process in a down-on-her-luck caterer named Elise Bravo. He refuses to give in to their attraction and vows to make her stay on as his assistant but he never thought she'd be able to lay claim to the heart he didn't even know he had. ROPING IN THE COWGIRL Rocking Chair Rodeo by JUDY DUARTE Shannon Cramer is a nurse at the Rocking Chair Rodeo, a retirement home for cowboys. When she and Blake Darnell, a headstrong attorney, butt heads over a May-December romance between his uncle and her aunt, they're surprised to encounter sparks of desire and a romance of their own. MEET ME AT THE CHAPEL The Crandall Lake Chronicles by PATRICIA KAY Olivia Britton may be developing feelings for Matt Britton, her dead husband's brother, but his mother is trying to have her declared an unfit mother to little Thea, the daughter her husband never got to meet. Matt's been in love with Olivia for years and he's not going to let his mother's prejudice get in their way. Can they overcome a bitter mother-in-law and a lawsuit to create the family they've always dreamed of? Look for Harlequin Special Edition’s October 2016 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!
Harlequin Presents June 2015 Box Set 1 Of 2 by Abby Green
Harlequin® Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! This Presents box set includes: THE BRIDE FONSECA NEEDS (Billionaire Brothers) by Abby Green Secretary Darcy Lennox knows how demanding her billionaire boss, Maximiliano Fonseca Roselli, can be. But marrying him to secure the deal of the century is beyond the call of duty! Except Max is not a man to say no to! RUSSIAN'S RUTHLESS DEMAND (The Chatsfield) by Michelle Conder Eleanore Harrington's new boss is Lukas Kuznetskov, as cold and unyielding as ice. But white-hot embers smolder between them, and the focus shifts from professional to pleasure! And when he discovers Eleanore's innocence, Lukas makes her virginity his final demand… SHEIKH'S FORBIDDEN CONQUEST (The Howard Sisters) by Chantelle Shaw Sultan Kadir Al Sulaimar's first duty must be to his country, but feisty helicopter pilot Lexi Howard's disregard for his command is somewhat…refreshing. Can the desert king resist making her his final—and most forbidden—conquest before his arranged marriage? MARRIED FOR THE PRINCE'S CONVENIENCE by Maya Blake Jasmine Nichols is catapulted to the top of the prospective brides list when Prince Reyes discovers she's carrying his heir! Except Reyes's cold, tactical marriage is about to be jeopardized by their explosive chemistry and what he learns when he uncovers his new bride's secrets… Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin® Presents!
Journal Of Genetic Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall
Vols. 5-15 include "Bibliography of child study. By Louis N. Wilson."
Schock Sisters Mysteries Box Set Books 1 2 by Adrienne Giordano
**The first two complete novels in the Schock Sisters Mystery Series! Two very different sisters. One killer team. Meet Meg and Charlie Schock, two sisters who run Schock Investigations and specialize in missing persons and cold cases. Their claim to fame is taking on the cases law enforcement has failed to solve, often risking their own lives in the process. “A briskly paced, chilling thriller with superbly developed characters.” ~ Reader review This special boxed collection includes the first two full-length mysteries – 1st Shock & 2nd Strike – perfect for fans who love cold cases, serial killers, and dynamic family relationships. This collection will keep you reading late into the night, enthralled from beginning to end! ★★★★★ “…will hook you from the beginning and make you wish you could work alongside the sisters to solve this mystery!” ~ Goodreads reviewer Books in the series: 1st Shock, Schock Sisters Mystery Series, Book 1 2nd Strike, Schock Sisters Mystery Series, Book 2 3rd Tango, Schock Sisters Mystery Series, Book 3
The Selfish Gene by Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
The Journal Of Genetic Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall
Vols. 5-15 include "Bibliography of child study. By Louis N. Wilson."
Altered Genes Ii by Richard A. Hindmarsh
This revised and updated edition contains provocative and challenging essays from Australian and New Zealand specialists that address ethical, social, and ecological problems arising from biotechnology and genetic engineering. This collection challenges society's supposed acceptance of genetic engineering. Though promising much, emerging technology also threatens to disrupt evolution and usher in new forms of social control. This book is essential reading for those uncomfortable with developments in this area.
Altered Genes Twisted Truth by Steven M. Druker
Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.