Human Development & Family Studies

Winner of the 2006 Literature for Social Justice Book Award

By Beverly Bell

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Description from Cornell University Press
“Haiti, long noted for poverty and repression, has a powerful and too-often-overlooked history of resistance. Women in Haiti have played a large role in changing the balance of political and social power, even as they have endured rampant and devastating state-sponsored violence…”
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American Families in Crisis: a Reference Handbook

By Dr. Jeffrey S. Turner
Mitchell College Faculty

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“[Turner] provides students and families with an excellent starting point for research on many important domestic problems. His guide is recommended for both public and academic libraries.” Read more…

You Were Always Mom’s Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives

By Deborah Tannen

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“I was chatting with four women at a party. As we talked, we gradually sat down, then drew our chairs into a circle. The other party guests looked on with curiosity or envy as our tight little group erupted in laughter or rippled with a wave of knowing nods. I had brought up the topic of sisters. Read more…

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

By Peter Hedges

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Accompanying video: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Produced by Meir Teper, Bertil Ohlsson, David Matalon

Screenplay by Peter Hedges

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