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Contemporary Grandparenting

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The first text of its kind, Contemporary Grandparenting synthesizes the current knowledge about grandparents and their role in families and society. A key figure in the grandparenting activist movement, Arthur Kornhaber vividly brings to life topics reflecting the diversity of today's grandparent. Offering a contemporary and perceptive view, this comprehensive volume explores the grandparent-grandchild bond; grandparent development; grandparent-parent relationships; the effect of cultural, gender, and age differences on grandparenting activities; and much more. Individual case studies illustrate key points and make the book lively and readable for a broad audience.
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Provides a synthesis of current knowledge about grandparents and their role in families and society. Some topics include the grandparent-grandchild bond; grandparent development; and the effects of cultural, gender, and age differences on grandparenting. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803958050
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Cultural and Historical Variations 16
3 Research 28
4 Formation of Identity 54
5 Functionality 76
6 Roles 88
7 Effectivity 105
8 Family Diversity 119
9 Raising Grandchildren 130
10 Clinical Grandparenting 146
11 Legal Issues 179
12 Intergenerational Involvement 191
Afterword: Great-Grandparenthood 198
Epilogue 201
References 203
Suggested Readings 214
Index 217
About the Author 231
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