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Farewell to family? Notes on an argument for retaining the concept

Edwards, Rosalind and Gillies, Val (2012) Farewell to family? Notes on an argument for retaining the concept Families, Relationships and Societies, 1, (1), pp. 63-69. (doi:10.1332/204674312X633162).

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Abstract

Recent conceptual and in-depth research discussions have seen a shift away from use of the term ‘family’, towards ideas focusing on personal life, intimacy and kinship. In these Notes we argue for retention of the concept, we consider the implications of this conceptual withdrawal in terms of family researchers’ ability to engage with how families are invoked in ever-intensifying ways in the public political, and the importance of being able to address how this interacts with and shapes everyday family lives and experiences.

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Published date: March 2012
Keywords: family, personal life, intimacy, kinship, family policy
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 336422
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336422
ISSN: 2046-7435
PURE UUID: 45b85437-bca6-4f06-a431-172d7856ad56
ORCID for Rosalind Edwards: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3512-9029

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2012 11:26
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:08

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Author: Val Gillies

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