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Working and Caring over the Twentieth Century : Change and Continuity in Four-Generation Families - Julia Brannen

Working and Caring over the Twentieth Century

Change and Continuity in Four-Generation Families

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781403920591
Number Of Pages: 234

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Increased longevity and better health are changing the nature of family life. In the context of changes in the world of work, increased divorce and a declining welfare state, multi-generation or 'beanpole families' are a potential resource for family support. Focusing on four-generation families and the two central careers of the life course - employment and care - Working and Caring Over the Twentieth Century explores this question. Based upon new research that employed biographical methods, it maps in detail from 1910 to the late 1990s the lives of men and women as great-grandparents, grandparents and parents. The book provides unique insights into processes of change and continuity in family lives and the ways in which different generations of men and women make sense of their lives.

List of Tables and Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Setting the Scenep. 1
Changing Childhoods across Three Generations of Womenp. 27
Mothers' and Fathers' Work and Care Practices over the Generationsp. 47
Motherhood: Intergenerational Transmission and Negotiationp. 76
Timetabling, Talk and Transmission: Fatherhood across the Generationsp. 115
Intergenerational Transfers and Cultures of Transmissionp. 150
Towards a Typology of Intergenerational Relations: Processes of Reproduction and Innovationp. 177
Concluding Reflectionsp. 202
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9781403920591
ISBN-10: 1403920591
Series: Future of Work
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1