The State of Families

The State of Families Law, Policy, and the Meanings of Relationships

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The State of Families: Law, Policy, and the Meanings of Relationships collects essential readings on the family to examine the multiple forms of contemporary families, the many issues facing families, the policies that regulate families, and how families-and family life-have become politicized.

This text explores various dimensions of "the family" and uses a critical approach to understand the historical, cultural, and political constructions of the family. Each section takes different aspects of the family to highlight the intersection of individual experience, structures of inequality-including race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and immigration-and state power. Readings, both original and reprinted from a wide range of experts in the field, show the multiple forms and meanings of family by delving into topics including the traditional ground of motherhood, childhood, and marriage, while also exploring cutting edge research into fatherhood, reproduction, child-free families, and welfare.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the family, The State of Families offers students in the social sciences and professionals working with families new ways to identify how social structure and institutional practice shape individual experience.

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Routledge

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367027766
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.850973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 856g
Height: 176mm
Width: 254mm
Spine width: 30mm