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Key Concepts in Family Studies

Ribbens McCarthy, Jane and Edwards, Rosalind (2011). Key Concepts in Family Studies. London: Sage.

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Abstract

Taken from the book to be published by Sage in December 2010, this document provides the Introduction to the book, in which the authors discuss issues in Family Studies as a contemporary field of academic and professional work. Their discussion includes: some of the different positions adopted by researchers towards the use of the language of 'family'; the broad themes generally included in this field of study; and dilemmas in evaluations of, and interventions in, family lives.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4129-2006-X, 978-1-4129-2006-3
Extra Information: Attached file is the Introduction, uploaded with kind permission from the publisher, Sage.
Keywords: families; family studies; children; parents; marriage; kinship; home; household; resources; relationships; childbearing; diversity
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 23416
Depositing User: Jane Ribbens McCarthy
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 08:51
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 23:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23416
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