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Representing the Family : Family Studies - Deborah Chambers

Representing the Family

Family Studies

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780761964735
Number Of Pages: 196

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<FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">Looking at how the family is represented by the media, and by scrutinizing the manner in which it is regulated, this book uncovers the ways in which academic research and welfare policy have colluded with political rhetoric and the popular media to re-invent a mythical ideal family.</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"><B></B></FONT><P><B><FONT SIZE="2">Representing the Family</FONT></B><FONT SIZE="2">: combines perspectives from a range of theories including media and cultural studies, sociology, and social history to show how certain types of family life are pathologised; highlights the discrepancies between contemporary representations of the &quot;ideal&quot; family and lived experience; and compares the British experience with that of the United States and Australia.</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">&nbsp;</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT>

Representing 'The Family'
Myths of Familial Origins
The 'Golden Age' of the Modern Family?
Dysfunctional Families
Hybrid Families and Celebrations of Difference
Discourses of Family Crisis
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780761964735
ISBN-10: 0761964738
Series: Family Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 17.37  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.33