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Understanding the family

Author: John Muncie; Open University.
Publisher: London : Sage, 1997
Series: Family life and social policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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An introductory textbook in family studies. The contributors demonstrate how "the family" is constituted in the public and private spheres, and outline the tensions that exist between the dominant  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Muncie; Open University.
ISBN: 0761953078 9780761953074
OCLC Number: 42308722
Notes: Open University course D311, book 1/2.
Previous ed: i.e. 1st rev. ed., London : Sage, 1995.
Description: viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction Public Definitions and Private LivesPART ONE: POLITICS, POLICY AND THE LAWIssues in the Study of `The Family' - John Muncie and Roger SapsfordFamily Policy and Political Discourse - John Muncie and Margaret WetherellFamilies and the Law - Hilary LandPatterns of Diversity and Lived Realities - Rudi Dallos and Roger SapsfordPART TWO: INTERACTIONS AND IDENTITIESConstructing Family Life - Rudi Dallos Family Belief SystemsSocial Structure, Ideology and Family Dynamics - Margaret Wetherell The Case of ParentingThe Psychoanalytic Approach to Family Life - Margaret WetherellA Feminist Looks at the Family - Lynne SegalEndnote - Roger Sapsford Public and Private
Series Title: Family life and social policy.
Responsibility: edited by John Muncie [and others].

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REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION`Provide[s] a good overview of current family theory and research.... well written and worth having' - British Journal of Medical Psychology`Altogether an excellent Read more...

 
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