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Researching Families and Relationships

Researching Families and Relationships

Reflections on Process

  • Author: Caroline King,Zhong Eric Chen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230347967
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 206
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This collection focuses on the real life experiences of conducting emprical research about families and relationships, with an emphasis on the actualities of doing research and the experiences of being a researcher.

Understanding Children's Personal Lives and Relationships

Understanding Children's Personal Lives and Relationships

  • Author: Hayley Davies
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137030070
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Informed by ethnographic research with children, Davies offers new sociological insights into children's personal relationships, as well as closely examining methodological approaches to researching with children and researching relationships.

Family and Intimate Mobilities

Family and Intimate Mobilities

  • Author: C. Holdsworth
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137305622
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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This book explores the many varied ways in which family and intimate lives are realized through mobility: from leaving home, courtship, relationship breakdown, moving house, commuting, family holidays through to children's mobilities, documenting how mobility creates, sustains and dissolves family and intimate relations.

The Demands of Motherhood

The Demands of Motherhood

Agents, Roles and Recognitions

  • Author: Lisa Smyth
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230579302
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 178
  • View: 3214
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Motherhood is the focus of much public scrutiny, situated as it seems to be at the frontier of processes of social order and change. Much has been written about the difficulties of mothering in a context of ever-expanding expert advice, as well as apparently increasing expectations that the mother-child bond be cultivated through intensive care-giving. This study returns to neglected sociological questions concerning the connections between agency and normative complexity, through the pragmatist interpretation it offers of the recognition dynamics shaping this deeply contested and emotionally fraught role. Drawing on qualitative interviews with forty mostly middle-class mothers across the UK and US, this book offers a three-party typology of the coping strategies women adopt. The various combinations of expressivism, instrumentalism and pragmatism taken up by respondents as they go about asserting normative authority and seeking esteem for the competence and quality of their mothering, provides the focus of attention.

Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception

Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception

  • Author: Petra Nordqvist,C. Smart
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137297646
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
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With reproductive medical technologies becoming more accessible, assisted donor conception is raising new and important questions about family life. Using in-depth interviews the authors explore the lived reality of donor conception and offer insights into the complexities of these new family relationships.

Researching Intimacy in Families

Researching Intimacy in Families

  • Author: Jacqui Gabb
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230527225
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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An incisive engagement with the subject of intimacy and interpersonal relationships and the methods used to research families and personal life, this book introduces readers to contemporary conceptual and methodological frameworks for understanding intimacy and sexuality in families.