Contemporary Grandparenting: Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts (BOK)

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Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly understood. "Contemporary Grandparenting" is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts. In this highly original book, leading contributors analyse how grandparenting differs according to the nature of the welfare state and the cultural context, how family breakdown influences grandparenting, and explore men's changing roles as grandfathers. Grandparents today face conflicting norms and expectations about their roles, but act with agency to forge new identities within the context of societal and cultural constraints. "Contemporary Grandparenting" illuminates key issues relevant to students and researchers from sociology and social policy, including in the fields of family, childhood, ageing and gender studies.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
Policy Press
ISBN 9781847429674 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Sara Arber, Virpi Timonen
Emner og form Sociology: family & relationships