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Author Dempsey, Deborah, author.

Title Families, relationships and intimate life / Deborah Dempsey and Jo Lindsay.

Published South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2014.
©2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.85 DEMP    DUE 26-10-19
2 copies ordered for UniM Bail on 26-07-2019.
Edition Second edition.
Physical description xii, 292 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction 1 -- Defining families and relationships 2 -- Thinking sociologically 7 -- Why study families and relationships? 9 -- Structure of the book 10 -- Key concepts 11 -- Discussion questions 12 -- Recommended further reading 12 -- Chapter 2 Relationships and Families Over Time 13 -- Introduction 13 -- Pre-modern families (circa pre-eighteenth century) 14 -- Modern families (eighteenth-mid twentieth century) 18 -- Families and relationships in late modernity 22 -- Indigenous Australian families 24 -- History of East Asian and South-East Asian families 28 -- Conclusion 30 -- Key concepts 31 -- Discussion questions 31 -- Recommended further reading 31 -- Chapter 3 Diversity in Families and Relationships 32 -- Introduction 32 -- Diversity beyond the nuclear family 32 -- Contemporary Indigenous Australian families 33 -- Culturally and linguistically diverse immigrant families 35 -- Social class 46 -- Conclusion 48 -- Key concepts 48 -- Discussion questions 49 -- Recommended further reading 49 -- Chapter 4 Sociological Perspectives on Relationships and Families 50 -- Introduction 50 -- Structural functionalism 51 -- Political economy perspective 52 -- Feminism 54 -- Individualisation 58 -- Micro-sociological perspectives 60 -- Queer theory 62 -- Conclusion 63 -- Key concepts 64 -- Discussion questions 65 -- Recommended further reading 65 -- Chapter 5 Young People, Relationships and Sexuality 66 -- Introduction 66 -- Leaving home 67 -- Young people and partnering 68 -- Changing concepts of young adulthood 70 -- Intimate relationships 71 -- Sexuality 74 -- Conclusion 80 -- Key concepts 80 -- Discussion questions 80 -- Recommended further reading 81 -- Chapter 6 Love, Commitment and Marriage 82 -- Introduction 82 -- Love and romance 83 -- Changing relationship patterns 89 -- Marriage patterns in Australia 89 -- Unmarried cohabitation 92 -- Pure relationship and 'the transformation of intimacy' 95 -- Gay marriage and commitment ceremonies 101 -- Conclusion 102 -- Key concepts 103 -- Discussion questions 104 -- Recommended further reading 104 -- Chapter 7 Relating Beyond the Cohabiting Couple 105 -- Introduction 105 -- Beyond heterorelationality 106 -- Friendship 107 -- Single life 1 11 -- Emotional and social significance of group households 116 -- Living apart together (LAT) 119 -- Conclusion 122 -- Key concepts 123 -- Discussion questions 123 -- Recommended further reading 123 -- Chapter 8 Fertility, Technology and Family Change 124 -- Introduction 124 -- Fertility trends 125 -- Social consequences of low fertility rates 131 -- Explanations for fertility behaviour 131 -- Cultural beliefs about parenting 133 -- Assisted reproductive technologies and family change 136 -- Conclusion 141 -- Key concepts 142 -- Discussion questions 142 -- Recommended further reading 143 -- Chapter 9 Parenting, Children and Childcare 144 -- Introduction 144 -- Childhood and historical change in Western countries 145 -- Cultural differences in childhood 146 -- Changing research perspectives on childhood 147 -- Families and new media technologies 150 -- Parenting 155 -- Diverse parenting contexts 161 -- Conclusion 163 -- Key concepts 163 -- Discussion questions 164 -- Recommended further reading 164 -- Chapter 10 Families and Labour 165 -- Introduction 165 -- A brief history of gendered work 166 -- Families and the paid labour market 167 -- Domestic labour 173 -- Explaining inequality 176 -- Domestic labour, fairness and change 180 -- Domestic labour arrangements in lesbian and gay relationships 183 -- Conclusion 185 -- Key concepts 185 -- Discussion questions 186 -- Recommended further reading 186 -- Chapter 11 Separation, Divorce and Reconstituted Families 187 -- Introduction 187 -- Divorce rates: change and continuity 187 -- Changes in the institutional basis of marriage 189 -- Causes of divorce 190 -- Impact of divorce 193 -- Step-families/blended-families/reconfigured families/post-divorce families 200 -- Conclusion 203 -- Key concepts 204 -- Discussion questions 204 -- Recommended further reading 205 -- Chapter 12 Violence in Intimate Relationships 206 -- Introduction 206 -- Defining and naming violence in intimate relationships 207 -- A continuum of violent behaviours 208 -- Australian patterns and trends 211 -- Explanations for domestic and family violence 216 -- Conclusion 222 -- Key concepts 223 -- Discussion questions 223 -- Recommended further reading 223 -- Chapter 13 Ageing, Care and Intergenerational Relationships 224 -- Introduction 224 -- An ageing Australian population: demographic characteristics and implications 225 -- Sociological perspectives on ageing 227 -- Grandparenting 237 -- Conclusion 241 -- Key concepts 242 -- Discussion questions 242 -- Recommended further reading 242 -- Chapter 14 Conclusion: New Families, New Relationships? 243 -- Intimate life and the wider society 243 -- Love and panic 244 -- Future of families 245.
Summary Families, Relationships and Intimate Life, Second Edition is a thorough exploration of the controversies, contradictions and broad patterns that characterise 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 modernisation 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.
Other author Lindsay, Jo, author.
Subject Families.
Interpersonal relations.
Domestic relations.
Marriage.
Parenthood.
ISBN 9780195525649 (paperback)