Negotiating Family Responsibilities provides a major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly kin relationships outside the nuclear family. While many people believe that the real meaning of 'family' has shrunk to the nuclear family household, there is considerable evidence to suggest that relationships with the wider kin group remain an important part of most people's lives.
Based on the findings of a major study of kinship, and including lively verbatim accounts of conversations with family members concepts of responsibility and obligation within family life are examined and the authors expand theories on the nature of assistance within families and argue that it is negotiated over time rather than given automatically.
|Understanding Family Responsibilities|
|Balancing Responsibilities: Dependence and Independence|
|Negotiating Commitments Over Time|
|Making Legitimate Excuses|
|Reputations and Moral Identitiesin the Negotiation of Family Responsibilities|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th October 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1