New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Book — xvi, 105 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
1: The Stuff of Love: The Historical and Cultural Significance of (Saving) Love Letters--
2: The Digitization of Love: Technology and Communication Within Romantic Relationships--
3: Space Matters: Where and How Love Letters are "Curated"--
4: Time Matters: Nostalgia, Preserving Love Letters, and the Social Construction of Time and Memory--
5: Love Letters as Both Individual and Collective: The Public Significance of Private Communications-- Methodological Appendix.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
In today's world of Tinder and texting, do we write and save love letters anymore? Are we more likely to save a screenshot of a text exchange or a box of paper letters from a lover? How might these different ways to store a love letter make us feel? Sociologist Michelle Janning's Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age offers a new twist on the study of love letters: what people do with them and whether digital or paper format matters. Through stories, a rich review of past research, and her own survey findings, Janning uncovers whether and how people from different groups (including gender and age) approach their love letter "curatorial practices" in an era when digitization of communication is nearly ubiquitous. She investigates the importance of space and time, showing how our connection to the material world and our attraction to nostalgia matter in actions as seemingly small and private as saving, storing, stumbling upon, or even burning a love letter. Janning provides a framework for understanding why someone may prefer digital or paper love letters, and what that preference says about a person's access and attachment to powerful cultural values such as individualization, taking time in a hectic world, longevity, privacy, and keeping cherished things in a safe place. Ultimately, Janning contends, the cultural values that tell us how romantic love should be defined are more powerful than the format our love letters take. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 
Book — xv, 351 pages ; 25 cm
Helicopter parents : a new moral panic? / Margaret K. Nelson
World's okay-est mom : the adaptive management parent / Valerie Adrian
The changing landscape of parent-adult child relations / Joshua Coleman
Parenthood in the age of apps and mommy blogs : technology and digital culture in parent-child relations / Michelle Y. Janning
Parenthood and mental health in the U.S. : why don't children improve adults' emotional well-being / Robin W. Simon
Parental leave programs : what do we know about designing good policies? / Ankita Patnaik
The promise and limits of work-family supports in a shifting policy landscape : a double bind for working mothers in western Germany / Caitlyn Collins
Parenthood and leisure time disparities / Liana Sayer
Understanding inequality : children, consumer culture and the empathy framework / Allison Pugh
Do we talk about race/ethnicity with our children or not? Variations in parental ethnic-racial socialization strategies / Erin Pahlke
What do visas have to do with parenting? Middle-class dependent visa holders and transcultural parenting / Pallavi Banerjee
Lost in detention and deportation, found through foster care and adoption : reviewing the tensions between family building and human rights in the United States / Pamela Anne Quiroz
Child well being in same-gender parent families : courts, media, and social science research / Marshal Neal Fettro and Wendy D. Manning
Reproducing family : how parents accept their LGB children's good families / Taylor Field Quiroga.
Headlines from news sources are combined with the latest and best social science research to offer scholars, practitioners, and parents a much-needed source for understanding contemporary American parenthood. * Includes up-to-date research on parenting topics covered in news stories * Incorporates the expertise of editor Michelle Janning, an award-winning teacher and leader in national organizations dedicated to family studies * Helps to clarify parenting debates through sociological inquiry, instead of giving advice on how to parent * Serves multiple audiences, including students and practitioners in professions working with parent-child relationships, scholars looking for the best new research in the field of parenting and parenthood, and parents who want to understand the larger context in which they operate on a daily basis * Offers a range of viewpoints on parenting issues in a clearly organized format. (source: Nielsen Book Data)