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The new family?

Author: Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva; Carol Smart
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging the dominant view that the family as an institution must not change, this book considers such issues as: the diverse practices in today's families; the need for a broader definition of families; and how policies should be tailored for families.
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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: Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva; Carol Smart
ISBN: 9781446264089 1446264084 9780761958550 076195855X 9781446218150 1446218155
OCLC Number: 797835425
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 177 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The new practices and politics of family life / Elizabeth B. Silva and Carol Smart --
Risk and family practices / David H.J. Morgan --
Resourcing the family / Sarah Irwin --
Transforming housewifery / Elizabeth B. Silva --
A passion for sameness / Gillian A. Dunne --
Everyday experiments / Jeffrey Weeks, Catherine Donovan and Brian Heaphy --
The new parenthood / Carol Smart --
Generational ties in the new family / Joanna Bornat [and others] --
Brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts / Mary Chamberlain --
Reconsidering children and childhood / Julia Brannen.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth B. Silva and Carol Smart.
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Leading academics in the field consider current diverse practices in families, and reveal the lack of balance between policies based on how families should be and how they actually are, illustrating  Read more...

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