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Contemporary grandparenting : changing family relationships in global contexts

Author: Sara Arber; Virpi Timonen
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Arber; Virpi Timonen
ISBN: 9781847429698 1847429696 9781847429681 1847429688
OCLC Number: 1086951706
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Introduction: A new look at grandparenting ~ Virpi Timonen and Sara Arber; Section One: Grandparenting responding to economic and family transformations; Transformations in the role of grandparents across welfare states ~ Katharina Herlofson and Gunhild O Hagestad; The well-being of grandparents caring for grandchildren in rural China and the United States ~ Lindsey Baker and Merril Silverstein; Grandmothers juggling work and grandchildren in the United States ~ Madonna Harrington Meyer; Solidarity, ambivalence and multigenerational co-residence in Hong Kong ~ Lisanne SF Ko; Grandparenting in the context of care for grandchildren by foreign domestic workers ~ Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun; Section Two: Grandparenting indentities and agency; Being there yet not interfering: The paradoxes of grandparenting ~ Vanessa May, Jennifer Mason & Lynda Clarke; Grandparental agency after adult children's divorce ~ Virpi Timonen & Martha Doyle; Grandfathering: The construction of new identities and masculinities ~ Anna Tarrant; Understanding adolescent grandchildren's influence on their grandparents ~ Alice Delerue Matos and Rita Borges Neves; Social contact between grandparents and older grandchildren: A three generation perspective ~ Katharina Mahne & Oliver Huxhold; Grandparenting in the twenty-first century: New directions ~ Sara Arber & Virpi Timonen.
Responsibility: edited by Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen.

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