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Contemporary Grandparenting: Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts

Arber, S and Timonen, V (2012) Contemporary Grandparenting: Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781847429674

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Arber, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Timonen, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 May 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords : family norms,, grandchildren,, grandparents,, family relationships
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 31 Jan 2013 11:28
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/749318

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