Handbook On Grandparenthood

Handbook On Grandparenthood

by Maximiliane Szinovacz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313298866

ISBN-13: 9780313298868

Pub. Date: 07/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Based on original contributions from leading scholars, this handbook offers critical reviews of variations in grandparenthood (historical, cultural, race, gender), contingencies (transitions, roles, influence, divorce surrogate parenting, adult grandchildren) and interventions (clinical, policies, programs). It also addresses research trends and needed conceptual

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Based on original contributions from leading scholars, this handbook offers critical reviews of variations in grandparenthood (historical, cultural, race, gender), contingencies (transitions, roles, influence, divorce surrogate parenting, adult grandchildren) and interventions (clinical, policies, programs). It also addresses research trends and needed conceptual and theoretical refinements.

The introduction describes trends in grandparenting research since the middle of this century, and offers a brief synopsis of the book's contents as well as specific suggestions for further research. The first part addresses diversity in grandparenting experiences, including historical and demographic trends, racial and ethnic variations, contextual influences with special emphasis on grandparents in rural and farm environments, and gender differences in grandparents' and grandchildren's experiences. The second part focuses on the dynamics and contingencies of grandparenting. Chapters address transitions in grandparents' lives, grandparents' roles, the impact of grandparenting on grandchildren, and grandparenting under special circumstances, such as divorce and surrogate parenting. The third part deals with interventions in grandparenting. Specific issues addressed are clinical interventions and therapy with extended families, policies concerning grandparents' visitations and grandparents as surrogates parents and programs for grandparents. The book's concluding chapter offers suggestions for future research. The work has an extensive comprehensive bibliography and index. This work will be of interest to professionals and students in gerontology, family studies, social services, ethnic studies, gender studies, and sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298868
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1998
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
1,046,265
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

Grandparent Research: Past, Present, and Future by Maximiliane E. Szinovacz

Variations in Grandparenting Experiences

Grandparenthood Over Time: Historical and Demographic Trends by Peter Uhlenberg and James B. Kirby

Grandparenthood in Cross-Cultural Perspective by Charlotte Ikels

Grandparenting in Family Systems: An Ecological Perspective by Valarie King, Stephen T. Russell, and Glen H. Elder, Jr.

Grandparenthood in African American Families by Andrea G. Hunter and Robert J. Taylor

Grandparenthood Among Hispanics by Norma Williams and Diana J. Torrez

Asian Grandparents by Yoshinori Kamo

Gender Variations by Glenna Spitze and Russell A. Ward

Grandparenting—Dynamics and Contingencies

Transitions in Grandparents' Lives: Effects on the Grandparent Role by Vira R. Kivett

Intergenerational Solidarity and the Grandparent Role by Merril Silverstein, Roseann Giarrusso, and Vern L. Bengtson

Grandparents' Influences on Grandchildren by Angela M. Tomlin

Grandparents and Older Grandchildren by Lynne Gershenson Hodgson

Effects of Adult Children's Divorce on Grandparenthood by Colleen L. Johnson

Grandparents as Caregivers by Barbara A. Hirshorn

Interventions in Grandparenting

Clinical Interventions in Intergenerational Relations by Richard B. Miller and Jonathan G. Sandberg

Public Policy and Grandparents: Contrasting Perspectives by Joan Aldous

Programs for Grandparents by Maximiliane E. Szinovacz and Angela Roberts

Research on Grandparenting: Needed Refinements in Concepts, Theories, and Methods by Maximiliane E. Szinovacz

Bibliography

Index

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