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Family Connections: An Introduction to Family Studies

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Publisher Comments:

The changing nature of the family is a topic of intense public concern. It also has been the focus of research in sociology and related disciplines for many years.

Family Connections is a major new introduction to the study of the family, written by one of the leading scholars in the field. Morgan shows that the study of the family is not a peripheral concern of sociology but rather lies at the heart of sociological theory and research.

Family Connections takes the reader through the established debates, such as the relation between family life and the world of work and employment, the impact of class and stratification on the family, and the relevance of gender. Morgan then examines some newer areas of social inquiry, including the sociology of the body, time and space, food, and the home. The relevance of the family to more general topics of sociological theory such as postmodernity, citizenship, consumption and risk are all discussed.The emphasis throughout is on family relationships as processes which are fluid, complex and open to change.

This timely, wide-ranging and innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars in family studies, sociology, and gender and women's studies.

Synopsis:

As the everyday lives of children and young people are increasingly understood as matters of public policy and concern, the question of how we can understand the difference between “normal” family troubles and troubled or troubling families has become more important. In this timely and thought-provoking book, a wide range of contributors address topics such as infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, substance abuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage, in an effort to explore how the concept of trouble features in normal families and how the concept of normal features in troubled families.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-214) and index.

About the Author

Jane Ribbens McCarthy is reader in family studies at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities, and Governance at the Open University.
Carol-Ann Hooper is senior lecturer in social policy at the University of York. 

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Work, Employment and the Household.

2. Family and Stratification.

3. Gender.

4. Care.

5. The Body.

6. Time and Space.

7. Food.

8. Home.

Conclusion.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745610795
Author:
Morgan, David
Author:
Morgan, D. H. J.
Author:
Hooper, Carol-Ann
Author:
Gillies, Val
Author:
McCarthy, Jane Ribbens
Author:
Morgan
Publisher:
Polity Press
Location:
Cambridge England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Families
Subject:
Sociology of the Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
Perl 76.
Publication Date:
September 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 x 1.1 in

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As the everyday lives of children and young people are increasingly understood as matters of public policy and concern, the question of how we can understand the difference between “normal” family troubles and troubled or troubling families has become more important. In this timely and thought-provoking book, a wide range of contributors address topics such as infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, substance abuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage, in an effort to explore how the concept of trouble features in normal families and how the concept of normal features in troubled families.
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