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Title Analysing families : morality and rationality in policy and practice / edited by Alan Carling, Simon Duncan, and Rosalind Edwards.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.

Subject Families -- Great Britain.
Families -- Europe.
Family policy -- Great Britain.
Family policy -- Europe.
Alt Name Carling, Alan H.
Duncan, Simon.
Edwards, Rosalind.
Add Title Analyzing families
Description 1 online resource (xx, 303 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part Part I Introduction -- chapter 1 Family policy, social theory and the state / Alan Carling -- chapter 2 A portrait of Western families: new models of intimate relationships and the timing of life events -- New models of intimate relationships and the timing / María José González-López -- part Part II Perspectives on family policy -- chapter 3 Political intervention and family policy in Britain -- about the existence of an adult worker model and the shift towards contractualism -- chapter 4 Political intervention and family policy in Europe and the USA -- in East and West Germany / Birgit Pfau-Effinger -- chapter 5 New Labour, the rationality mistake and family policy in Britain / Anne Barlow -- chapter 6 A third way? Moralities, ethics and families: an approach through the ethic of care SELMA SEVENHUIJSEN -- An approach through the ethic of care / Selma Sevenhuijsen -- part Part III Family practices -- chapter 7 Sociological perspectives on the family DAV I D M O RG A N / David Morgan -- chapter 8 Policy and rhetoric: the growing interest in fathers and grandparents in Britain LY N DA CLARKE AND CERIDWEN RO B E RT S -- The growing interest in fathers and grandparents in Britain / Lynda Clarke -- chapter 9 Caring, earning and changing: parenthood and employment after divorce BREN NEALE AND C A RO L SMA RT -- Parenthood and employment after divorce / Bren Neale -- chapter 10 The individual in public and private -- The significance of mothers and children / Jane Ribbens McCarthy -- chapter 11 Elective families -- Lesbian and gay life experiments / Jeffrey Weeks -- part Part IV Modelling families -- chapter 12 Economic theory, norms and the care gap, or -- Why do economists become parents? / Susan Himmelweit -- chapter 13 The 'balance model': theorising women's employment behaviour JUDITH G L OV E R -- Theorising women's employment behaviour / Judith Glover -- chapter 14 Computer simulation of family practices EDMUND C H AT TOE / Edmund Chattoe -- part PART V Conclusion -- chapter 15 Families, moralities, rationalities and social change / Graham Crow.
Summary The family and its role continues to be a key topic in social and government policy. This text directly addresses the social processes responsible for the changes - how social policy interacts with what families actually do.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203994469 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203994467 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0415250404 (pbk.)
0415250390 (cased)
OCLC # 173986155
Additional Format Print version: Analysing families. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 9780415250405 (DLC) 2001045712 (OCoLC)47785630

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