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Challenging landscapes of sociological thinking on everyday family lives in the UK: taking the yellow brick road

Challenging landscapes of sociological thinking on everyday family lives in the UK: taking the yellow brick road
Challenging landscapes of sociological thinking on everyday family lives in the UK: taking the yellow brick road

This paper considers several critical and feminist interventions that colleagues and I have inserted into some key sociological perspectives and policy terrains in the families field: economic rationality, personal life, brain science, and social change. I use the metaphor of the ‘yellow brick road’ to discuss the challenges we made to the universalistic, decontextualized and unsituated thinking that often underpins and characterises intellectual and policy landscapes, and to think about how concepts of time and space can enhance understanding and bring the relationship between social divisions and everyday family lives in location into view. I conclude with some reflection on future possibilities and challenges in the families field.

brain science, economic rationality, families, gendered moral rationalities, personal life
0966-369X
Edwards, Rosalind
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Edwards, Rosalind
e43912c0-f149-4457-81a9-9c4e00a4bb42

Edwards, Rosalind (2019) Challenging landscapes of sociological thinking on everyday family lives in the UK: taking the yellow brick road. Gender, Place and Culture. (doi:10.1080/0966369X.2018.1553857).

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This paper considers several critical and feminist interventions that colleagues and I have inserted into some key sociological perspectives and policy terrains in the families field: economic rationality, personal life, brain science, and social change. I use the metaphor of the ‘yellow brick road’ to discuss the challenges we made to the universalistic, decontextualized and unsituated thinking that often underpins and characterises intellectual and policy landscapes, and to think about how concepts of time and space can enhance understanding and bring the relationship between social divisions and everyday family lives in location into view. I conclude with some reflection on future possibilities and challenges in the families field.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 April 2019
Keywords: brain science, economic rationality, families, gendered moral rationalities, personal life

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Local EPrints ID: 431007
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431007
ISSN: 0966-369X
PURE UUID: bd773563-51a3-480a-8162-edc4aced7b63
ORCID for Rosalind Edwards: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3512-9029

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Date deposited: 21 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:15

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