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Arber, S and Timonen, V (2015) Grandparenting In: Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology. Routledge, pp. 234-242. ISBN 9780415631143

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Grandparenting is a dynamic family practice that varies over time and between cultural contexts, and is shaped by material and structural factors such as social class, demographic change, and the welfare state context. Gender norms exert a strong influence on grandparenting practices and their negotiation across the dyadic grandparent-grandchild relationship and the triad of grandparent–adult child–grandchild. Cultural norms and expectations associated with grandparenting may be in conflict, and grandparents use agency to negotiate the balance between norms of ‘being there’ (to assist), ‘not interfering’, and drawing boundaries around their involvement in the lives of younger family generations.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Arber, S
Timonen, V
Date : 12 June 2015
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology on 25 June 2015, available online:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Oct 2015 13:10
Last Modified : 25 Dec 2017 02:08

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