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Gender, Family and Society by Faith Robertson Elliot


Gender, Family and Society by Faith Robertson Elliot

Contemporary struggles over the ordering of sexual and parental relationships take place in the context of mass unemployment, ethnic antagonism, population ageing, a growing awareness of the pervasiveness of violence and sexual abuse in intimate relationships and the eruption of AIDS as a major health crisis. Gender, Family and Society seeks to provide a sociological understanding of the way in which these key aspects of contemporary social life shape, and are shaped by, gender and family structures.


'Gender, Family and Society is highly recommended as an excellent, wide-ranging and valuable key text, offering a full and comprehensive critique which explores the most pertinent social issues of the 1990s.' - Word, Employment and Society'

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Publication date

18th December 1995


Faith Robertson Elliot

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Palgrave Macmillan


288 pages


Social work
Welfare & benefit systems



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