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Title Families in society : boundaries and relationships / edited by Linda McKie and Sarah Cunningham-Burley ; consultant editor, Jo Campling.

Publication Info. Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press ; [Edinburgh] : Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 282 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Families and relationships: boundaries and bridges / Linda McKie, Sarah Cunningham-burley and John H. McKendrick -- Balancing work and family life: mothers' views / Sarah Cunningham-burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn and Debbie Kemmer -- Gender, care, poverty and transitions / Gill Scott and sue Innes -- Families, education and the 'participatory imperative' / Janet Shucksmith, Lorna McKee and Helen Willmot -- Children's boundaries: within and beyond families / Malcom Hill -- Family within and beyond the household boundary: children's contructions of who they live with / Helen Sweeting and Peter Seaman -- Children managing parental drug and alcohol misuse: challenging parent-child boundaries / Angus Bancroft, Sarah Wilson, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Hugh Masters and Kathryn Backett-Milburn -- Intersections of health and well-being in women's lives and relationships at mid-life / Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Laura Airey and Linda McKie -- Families, relationships and the impact of dementia- insights into the 'ties that bind' / Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson and Shirley Davidson -- Violence and families: boundaries, memories and identities / Linda McKie and Nancy Lombard -- Boundaries of intimacy / Lynn Jamieson -- Solo living, individual and family boundaries: findings from secondary analysis / Fran Wasoff and Lynn Jamieson with Adam smith -- Boundaries of friendship / Graham Allan -- Living and loving beyond the boundaries of the heteronorm: personal relationships in the 21st century / Sasha Roseneil -- Perspectives on social policies and families / Fran Wasoff and Sarah Cunningham-Burley.
Summary The changing nature of families, their enduring and multi-faceted significance in society, and their value as a focus for the exploration of social change have ensured that families have remained a prominent focus of academic enquiry. Acknowledging the increasing diversity and complexity of families, this innovative book proposes a new conceptual framework for understanding families and other relationships that both challenges and attempts to reconcile traditional and contemporary approaches.
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Subject Families -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
Interpersonal relations -- Great Britain.
Interpersonal relations.
Family services -- Great Britain.
Family services.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author McKie, Linda, editor.
Cunningham-Burley, Sarah, editor.
University of Edinburgh. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.
Other Form: Print version: Families in society. Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press ; [Edinburgh] : Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, 2005 1861346433 9781861346438 (DLC) 2006411757 (OCoLC)60741550
ISBN 9781847421371 (electronic book)
1847421377 (electronic book)
1861346441 (hardcover)
9781861346445 (hardcover)