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"This is a thoughtful and sometimes challenging elaboration of some of the key concepts in contemporary family studies... Students and researchers will want to have this book close to hand, not simply as a reference work but as a stimulus to critical social analysis."
- David H J Morgan, University of Manchester
"Written in an intelligent, engaging, and accessible manner by two leading and highly respected family scholars whose contributions to the field over the past two decades have been path-breaking. This is an important resource for students and professionals studying, and
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"This is a thoughtful and sometimes challenging elaboration of some of the key concepts in contemporary family studies... Students and researchers will want to have this book close to hand, not simply as a reference work but as a stimulus to critical social analysis."
- David H J Morgan, University of Manchester

"Written in an intelligent, engaging, and accessible manner by two leading and highly respected family scholars whose contributions to the field over the past two decades have been path-breaking. This is an important resource for students and professionals studying, and working in, the field of family studies within and across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, social work, health studies, education, and gender studies."
- Andrea Doucet, Carleton University

This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextualise key topics within the study of family lives. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:

  • Clear definitions
  • Lucid accounts of key issues
  • Up-to-date suggestions for further reading
  • Informative cross-referencin.


Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of family studies.


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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: SAGE Publications
  • Seitenzahl: 256
  • Erscheinungstermin: 10. Dezember 2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781446209554
  • Artikelnr.: 38407166
Autorenporträt
Jane Ribbens McCarthy is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University. She has long-standing interests in family sociology, particularly around parent-child relationships, and her research has included, among other things, mothers and their children, parenting and step-parenting, and the family lives of young people aged 16-18. She has published extensively on these areas, on qualitative methodologies, including auto/biography, and on theories of public and private. Her most recent book, with Rosalind Edwards and Val Gillies, is Making Families: Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-Parenting, Sociologypress, 2003. She is currently engaged on a literature review on 'Young People, Bereavement and Loss'. Further details of her work can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/staff/jribbens-mccarthy
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
Attachment and Loss
Biology
Care
Child Development
Childhood and Children
Comparative Approaches
Conflict Theories
Coupledom: Marriage, Partnership and Cohabitation
Demography
Division of Labour
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Families of Choice
Family as Discourse
Family Change and Continuity
Family Effects
Family Forms
Family Law
Family Life Cycle and Life Course
Family Policies
Family Practices
Family Systems
Fatherhood, Fathers and Fathering
Feminisms
Functionalism
Grandparents
Home
Household
Individualization
Intimacy
Kinship
Motherhood, Mothers and Mothering
Negotiation
New Right
Parenthood, Parents and Parenting
Personal
Phenomenological Approaches
Post-Coupledom: Separation, Divorce and Widowhood
Power
Problem Families
Public and Private
Rationalities
Role Theory
Siblings
Social Divisions
Socialization
Transnational Families