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Key concepts in family studies

Author: Jane Ribbens McCarthy; Rosalind Edwards
Publisher: London ; Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; and, informative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Ribbens McCarthy; Rosalind Edwards
ISBN: 9781446209554 1446209555 9781446250990 1446250997
OCLC Number: 797817786
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 247 pages).
Contents: Attachment and loss --
Biology --
Care --
Child development --
Childhood/children --
Comparative approaches --
Conflict theories --
Coupledom : marriage/partnership/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/fathering --
Feminisms --
Functionalism --
Grandparents --
Home --
Household --
Individualization --
Intimacy --
Kinship --
Motherhood/mothers/mothering --
Negotiation --
New right --
Parenthood/parents/parenting --
Personal --
Phenomenological approaches --
Post-coupledom : separation/divorce/widowhood --
Power --
Problem families --
Public and private --
Rationalities --
Role theory --
Siblings --
Social division --
Socialization --
Transnational families.
Series Title: SAGE key concepts.
Responsibility: by Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Rosalind Edwards.

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This is a thoughtful and sometimes challenging elaboration of some of the key concepts in contemporary family studies. In each of the forty-eight short essays, the reader will find a theoretically Read more...

 
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