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Sociology: family & relationships

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Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

Author: Roisin Ryan-Flood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This edited collection explores the dramatic transformations in intimate life that have taken place in Ireland in recent years. A new multiculturalism, availability of divorce and the introduction of civil partnership for same sex couples all herald significant changes in Irish life. Divorce and solo parenthood are no longer the taboos they once were. Women participate in employment after marriage in far greater numbers than ever before. Yet certain patterns of intimate life remain entrenched. Abortions must still be obtained abroad. Lengthy separations are required before divorce can be formalised. An emphasis on traditional family forms underpins people's experiences of infertility and assisted reproduction. The contemporary landscape for intimate life in Ireland offers fascinating insights into new and old family forms, the influence of the media, and changing cultural and social norms. This edited book explores these changes in a collection of chapters by leading scholars showcasing cutting edge theory and research.

Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls

Author: Tobie Nathan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

In September 2014, the French government entrusted Tobie Nathan with the task of counselling radicalized young people who had been drawn to jihadism and in this book he recounts his experiences of some of the young people he met and counselled. He describes what he heard, felt and perceived in his encounters with these young people and their loved ones as he tried to understand the forces running through them and tried to grasp what their fate held in store for them. In so doing, he shows that the history of radicalizations is not the history of 'natures' but of metamorphoses - an unpredictable journey, with moments of immobility punctuated by sudden intoxication at the thought of other futures. It is a history of wandering souls who find themselves unable to form a narrative of origin and in thrall to harmful forces but who may find a way home one day. This deeply humane and engaging book will be of great interest to everyone concerned with the issue of radicalization and with the deep and growing challenges our societies face in accommodating difference.

Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls

Author: Tobie Nathan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

In September 2014, the French government entrusted Tobie Nathan with the task of counselling radicalized young people who had been drawn to jihadism and in this book he recounts his experiences of some of the young people he met and counselled. He describes what he heard, felt and perceived in his encounters with these young people and their loved ones as he tried to understand the forces running through them and tried to grasp what their fate held in store for them. In so doing, he shows that the history of radicalizations is not the history of 'natures' but of metamorphoses - an unpredictable journey, with moments of immobility punctuated by sudden intoxication at the thought of other futures. It is a history of wandering souls who find themselves unable to form a narrative of origin and in thrall to harmful forces but who may find a way home one day. This deeply humane and engaging book will be of great interest to everyone concerned with the issue of radicalization and with the deep and growing challenges our societies face in accommodating difference.

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Author: Theodore N. Greenstein, Shannon N. Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2019

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods that teaches readers how to be intelligent and critical consumers of research on families. This new book has been adapted from the author team's previous SAGE text, Methods of Family Research, and includes applications and examples from both family science and human development research. With a focus on interpreting and understanding research techniques rather than doing research, this text illustrates how research on families is conducted and helps students gain the competence and confidence to effectively read, interpret, and critique published research reports.

Mothers Work Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change

Mothers Work Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change

Author: Michelle Napierski-Prancl Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

Through a series of focus group interviews and an analysis of the media and popular culture, Mothers Work examines the institution of motherhood and the arenas in which mothering occurs. Michelle Napierski-Prancl explores shared and divergent experiences, perspectives, lives, and challenges through the voices of experts on the topic of motherhood: the mothers themselves. Mothers Work analyzes how mothers feel about themselves, each other, and the culture that situates them against one another.

A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

A Table for One A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

Author: Kinneret Lahad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2019

Table for one: A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time is the first book to consider the profound relationship between singlehood and time. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular cliches, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the conventional meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. Lahad's analysis gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through varied temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting, timeout, age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time. This unique analytical approach enables the fresh consideration of some of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general. -- .

The Sociology of Housework

The Sociology of Housework

Author: Ann Oakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed sociologist Ann Oakley undertook one of the first serious sociological studies to examine women's work in the home. She interviewed 40 urban housewives and analysed their perceptions of housework, their feelings of monotony and fragmentation, the length of their working week, the importance of standards and routines, and their attitudes to different household tasks. This classic book challenged the hitherto neglect of housework as a topic worthy of study and paved the way for the sociological study of many more aspects of women's lives.

From Here to Maternity Becoming a Mother

From Here to Maternity Becoming a Mother

Author: Ann Oakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

In this classic re-issue, Ann Oakley interviewed 60 women to find out what it's really like to have a baby. She uses the stories mothers tell to discuss whether and why women want to become pregnant, how they imagine motherhood to be, the experience of birth, post-natal depression, feeding and caring routines and the challenges for the domestic division of labour and to fathers. This important book was the first to examine first-time motherhood in the words of those experiencing it, and it continues to influence generations of researchers today.

Social Support and Motherhood The Natural History of a Research Project

Social Support and Motherhood The Natural History of a Research Project

Author: Ann Oakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Ann Oakley develops a sociology of the research process, telling the story of how a research project is undertaken and what happens during it, to both researchers and those who are researched. This remarkable book focuses on a topic of great importance in the provision of health services - caring and social support. Social support and motherhood is now reissued for a contemporary audience and has much resonance for social science researchers and others interested in the experiences of mothers, and in the relations between social research, academic knowledge and public policy.

Everyday Life in Austerity Family, Friends and Intimate Relations

Everyday Life in Austerity Family, Friends and Intimate Relations

Author: Sarah Marie Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2019

This book is about the impact of austerity in and on everyday life, based on a two-year ethnography with families and communities in 'Argleton', Greater Manchester, UK. Focused on family, friends and intimate relations, and their intersections, the book develops a relational approach to everyday austerity. It reveals how austerity is a deeply personal and social condition, with impacts that spread across and between everyday relationships, spaces and temporal perspectives. It demonstrates how austerity is lived and felt on the ground, with distinctly uneven socio-economic consequences. Furthermore, everyday relationships are subject to change and continuity in times of austerity. Austerity also has lasting impacts on personal and shared experiences, both in terms of day-to-day practices and the lifecourses people imagine themselves living.