Family diversity and change in Britain and Western Europe
Allan, Graham, Hawker, Sheila and Crow, Graham (2001) Family diversity and change in Britain and Western Europe. Journal of Family Issues, 22, (7), 819-837.
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The authors examine recent changes in family relationships in Britain and other countries in Western Europe. To begin with, the authors focus on demographic change, in particular the increased diversity in people's partnership behavior. In considering theoretical accounts that have been given for these changes, the authors explore the ways in which the character of partnership commitment is altering. Particular attention is paid to the growth of cohabitation and the effect this has on cultural understandings of marital commitment. The implications for wider kinship solidarities of changing practices around partnership commitment are discussed. A key theme within this concerns the diversity and complexity of the manner in which family and kinship are negotiated and constructed.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Work Studies
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:00|
Step-families and the construction of kinship
Funded by: ESRC (R000237504)
1 January 1998 to 30 June 1999
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