Families, Relationships and Intimate Life

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Families, Relationships and Intimate Life, Second Edition is a thorough exploration of the controversies, contradictions and broad patterns that characterize contemporary relationships and families. Beginning with the conceptual scaffolding of families in their historical and cultural context this text includes the key cultural differences of ethnicity, class and sexuality. Theoretical perspectives including functionalism, feminist approaches and reflexive modernization are also clearly outlined. Once the groundwork has been established this book delves into examining the complexity of contemporary family life, covering key elements in the life course - childhood, youth, partnering, parenting and ageing and both the positive and negative sides of family life including intimacy and violence.

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Deborah Dempsey, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Deputy Chair, Swinburne University,Jo Lindsay, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
Deborah Dempsey - Senior Lecturer, School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Swinburne University

Jo Lindsay - Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Monash University and President of the Australian Sociological Society

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