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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

A Feminist-Ecological Analysis of Supportive Health Environments for Female Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
A feminist-ecological analysis of supportive health environments for female youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa, a group of countries representing a diverse geographic, cultural, political, and economic area, is often discussed as an aggregated set of countries. A common feature across these countries is that they are the homes to one of the world's youngest populations. In 2006, about one third of the population in the region, or 257 million people, were youth or young women and men from 10 to 24 years of age (Population Reference Bureau [PRB], 2006). Although there is remarkable variation in culture and wealth in sub-Saharan Africa, the health, education, and economic stability of many young African girls ...

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