Sociology of the Family Products

  • Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood

    New perspectives in Childhood Studies

    Edited by Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz, Beatrice Hungerland

    By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-16 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Sharing Lives

    Adult Children and Parents

    By Marc Szydlik

    Sharing Lives looks at the most important human relationships, which last the longest time of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering an excellent new reference point for studies in the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age

    Edited by Katie Walsh, Lena Näre

    This book examines the transformations in home lives arising in later life resulting from global migrations. It provides insight into the ways in which contemporary demographic processes of aging and migration shape the meaning, experience and making of home for those in older age. Chapters explore…

    Hardback – 2016-02-16 
    Routledge Research in Transnationalism

  • Family, Culture, and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

    By Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

    This book takes a unique approach to the examination of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. White, middle-class women share their insights into the emergence of their illnesses through detailed interviews that consider perceptions of the role of family, the influence of cultural messages…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Irish Feminist Futures

    By Claire Bracken

    This book is about the future: Ireland’s future and feminism’s future, approached from a moment that has recently passed. The Celtic Tiger (circa 1995-2008) was a time of extraordinary and radical change, in which Ireland’s economic, demographic, and social structures underwent significant…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 

  • India’s Family Planning Programme

    Policies, practices and challenges

    By Leela Visaria, Rajani R. Ved

    This book closely examines the changes, challenges and shifts in India’s family planning programme since its inception in 1952. It discusses the dynamics of population growth, the demographic dividend, family planning and its impact on maternal and child health, and the pressures from various…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Young People's Understanding of Society

    By Adrian Furnham

    First published in 1991, this book represents the first wide-ranging review of young people’s understanding of the social world and the functioning of society. Taking a social cognitive view of adolescence, it focuses on the processes by which young people learn to understand other people’s…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 

  • After Legal Equality

    Family, Sex, Kinship

    Edited by Robert Leckey

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Social Justice

  • Gender, Violence, and Law

    By Melanie Randall

    The law has been the major site of advocacy, reform efforts and social change in relation to a variety of complex social problems. Gendered violence is one of them. After nearly three decades of advocacy and law reform, what can we understand about current legal responses to, and engagement with,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Drinking Dilemmas

    Space, culture and identity

    Edited by Thomas Thurnell-Read

    Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • Women and Their Work

    By Mrs Arthur Lyttelton

    First published in 1901, this title lends insight into the position of English women in the workforce at the turn of the twentieth century. The conditions of women changed rapidly throughout the 1800s, leading to more varied choices in terms of career and lifestyle. However, this title also reveals…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Revivals

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