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Family troubles? : exploring changes and challenges in family lives of children and young people

Author: Jane Ribbens McCarthy; Val Gillies; Carol-Ann Hooper
Publisher: Bristol : The Policy Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title takes a fresh look at how 'troubles' feature in 'normal' families, and how the 'normal' features in troubled families. In addressing chapter draw on research on a wide range of substantive topics including infant care, sibling conflict divorce, disability, illness, migration and asylum-seeking substance misuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Ribbens McCarthy; Val Gillies; Carol-Ann Hooper
ISBN: 9781447307884 1447307887 9781447320456 144732045X 1447304454 9781447304456
OCLC Number: 967259627
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages)
Contents: FAMILY TROUBLES? --
Contents --
Notes on contributors --
Foreword --
Preface --
1. Troubling normalities and normal family troubles: diversities, experiences and tensions --
Introduction --
Children, families and relationality --
Changes, challenges and troubles --
Troubling normalities and normalising troubles --
Expectations, power and contestations --
Introducing the book as a whole --
Introduction to Part One --
2. Cultural context, families and troubles --
3. Representing family troubles through the 20th century --
Contexts and sources --
The Kid (1921): working through loss and abandonment --
The Kidnappers (1953): working through loss and bereavement --
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982): working through loss and deprivation --
Conclusion --
4. The role of science in understanding family troubles --
What constitutes good science? --
Questions needing scientific input --
Quantitative and qualitative research --
Overall conclusions on the role of science --
5. Family troubles, methods trouble: qualitative research and the methodological divide --
The logic of qualitative inquiry --
Qualitative contributions to the study of family trouble --
The methodological divide --
Introduction to Part Two --
6. Disabled parents and normative family life: the obscuring of lived experiences of parents and children within policy and research accounts --
Introduction --
Children and young people's experience of parental disability: the 'young carer' approach --
Disabled parents' perspectives --
Conclusion --
7. Normal problems or problem children? Parents and the micro-politics of deviance and disability --
Introduction --
Method and participants --
The micro-politics of children's problems --
Mothers --
Fathers --
Non-professional actors --
Schoolteachers and administrators --
Medical professionals --
Conclusion. 8. Troubled talk and talk about troubles: moral cultures of infant feeding in professional, policy and parenting discourses --
Introduction --
Infant feeding: a troubled policy terrain? --
Methods and analysis --
Breast is best? A morally sanctioned maternal identity --
Breastfeeding as troubling: a deficit maternal identity? --
Formula-feeding: troubling the normal? --
Discussion and concluding remarks --
9. Children's non-conforming behaviour: personal trouble or public issue? --
Introduction --
'Medicalisation' of non-conforming behaviour --
Research design/methodology --
Early concerns with children's behaviour --
Public disapproval of children's behaviour --
Seeking external support for children's behaviour --
Benefits of medical diagnosis --
Limitations of medical diagnosis --
Reflections: personal trouble or public issue? --
10. Revealing the lived reality of kinship care through children and young people's narratives: "It's not all nice, it's not all easy-going, it's a difficult journey to go on" --
Introduction --
Kinship care: 'normal' and 'natural' --
Co-resident siblings, placed children and relationships: revealing dynamics --
Conclusion --
Introduction to Part Three --
11. Troubling loss? Children's experiences of major disruptions in family life --
Introduction --
Age and 'stage' --
Death and being more or less troubled --
Keeping or losing your post-separation dad --
Losses for children in asylum-seeking families --
Concluding discussion --
12. The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: "So, like, I'd never let anyone hit me but I've hit them, and I shouldn't have done" --
Introduction --
The study --
"When I was just a little girl" --
"But that was just a slap" --
Concluding remarks. 13. Thinking about sociological work on personal and family life in the light of research on young people's experience of parental substance misuse --
Empirical background --
The significance of the absence and loss of expected parenting practices --
Discussion --
14. The trouble with siblings: some psychosocial thoughts about sisters, aggression and femininity --
Introduction --
Ordinary aggression and ordinary femininity --
A psychoanalytic view of aggression --
Identity theft --
Sisters, secrets and exclusion --
Conclusion --
15. Children and family transitions: contact and togetherness --
Researching children's constructions of family and close relationships --
Family contact: sites and circumstances of children's negotiations --
Family togetherness: maintaining contact and connectedness --
Conclusion --
Introduction to Part Four --
16. 'Troubling' or 'ordinary'? Children's views on migration and intergenerational ethnic identities --
Dilek: translating cultural difference --
Sevda: becoming a Londoner: a way to claim Kurdishness --
Conclusion --
17. Colombian families dealing with parents' international migration --
Introduction --
Children and international parental migration --
Methods --
Parents' migration: a normal and painful separation --
When parents' migration becomes troubling --
Conclusion --
18. Families left behind: unaccompanied young people seeking asylum in the UK --
Introduction --
Methodology --
Findings --
Conclusions --
19. Young people's caring relations and transitions within families affected by HIV --
Introduction --
Theoretical perspectives --
Young people's disposition to care --
Changing familial relations and 'emotion work' --
Conclusion --
20. Estimating the prevalence of forced marriage in England --
Background --
Method/approach --
Profile of FM --
Prevalence of FM --
Summary --
Introduction to Part Five. 21. European perspectives on parenting and family support --
The studies --
Parenting support in the context of child welfare --
Approaches to parental support --
Conclusions --
22. What supports resilient coping among family members? A systemic practitioner's perspective --
Introduction: learning from practice, linking to theory --
Relational resilience and family coping --
A systemic approach to formulation: adaptation, coping and power --
Attachment as representational --
Resilience as relational co-construction --
An example from practice: couples work, trauma and narratives of healing --
Conclusion --
23. Troubled and troublesome teens: mothers' and professionals' understandings of parenting teenagers and teenage troubles --
Introduction --
The policy context --
The parenting programme and local evaluation --
'Normal' teenage troubles --
Troublesome young people --
Troubled young people --
Conclusion --
24. Contested family practices and moral reasoning: updating concepts for working with family-related social problems --
From family problems towards contested family practices --
Deeply challenging conflict situations: supervised contacts --
Moral reasoning: navigation in exceptional situations --
Concluding remarks --
25. Working with fathers: risk or resource? --
Background --
Engaging fathers in the context of change and complexity --
Protecting children: fathers as invisible or as risks? --
Conclusion --
26. What is at stake in family troubles? Existential issues and value frameworks --
Introduction --
The meanings and contexts of troubles --
Existential and moral issues of family troubles --
Cultural resources for responding to troubles --
Values and diversity in family troubles --
In conclusion? --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Val Gillies, Carol-Ann Hooper.
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