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Reinventing couples : tradition, agency and bricolage

Author: Julia Carter, (Lecturer in sociology); Simon Duncan
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a new approach to understanding contemporary personal life, taking account of how people build their lives through a bricolage of 'tradition' and 'modern'. The authors examine how tradition is used and adapted, invented and re-invented; how meaning can leak from past to present; the ways in which people's agencies differ as they make decisions; and the process of bricolage in making new  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Carter, Julia.
Reinventing couples.
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(OCoLC)1007520656
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Carter, (Lecturer in sociology); Simon Duncan
ISBN: 9781137589606 1137589604
OCLC Number: 1010666470
Description: xi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Pragmatic tradition: personal life in the 1950s --
3. Choosing tradition: getting married --
4. Inventing tradition: cohabitation and common law marriage --
5. The leakage of meaning: traditional naming practices --
6. Differential agency: living apart together --
7. Individualised conformity: creating a wedding --
8. Afterword: extending intimacy.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Responsibility: Julia Carter, Simon Duncan.

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Centrally the authors emphasise the re-traditionalisation involved in de-traditionalisation and the connectedness involved in individualised processes of relationship change. Reinventing Couples  Read more...

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