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Families and kinship in contemporary Europe 1 edition

Families and kinship in contemporary Europe
Riitta Jallinoja, Eric Widmer

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Families and kinship in contemporary Europe
rules and practices of relatedness
edited by Riitta Jallinoja and Eric D. Widmer

Published 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Instead of seeing the family as a "monolithic" entity, as though separate from its surroundings, this new approach draws attention to assemblages of various types that in different constellations and through different transactions relate people to each other as families and kin"--

Table of Contents

Part I:
Outlining Relatedness:
Introduction -- Riitta Jallinoja and Eric D. Widmer;
Relationality and socio-cultural theories of family life -- Carol Smart -- Part II:
Assembling Families:
Making family at a wedding: bilateral kinship and equality -- Florence Maillochon and Anna-Maija Castrén;
Christmas celebration, an annual family gathering -- Roland Hauri,
Family photographs: putting families on display -- Aantònia Gomila;
Obituaries as family assemblages -- Riitta Jallinoja -- Part III:
Setting up Families with Significant Others:
Couple formation as a transition between families -- Layra Bernardi and Aana Oppo;
Social networks and family formation -- Sylvia Keim;
Exclusivity and inclusivity in transnational adoption -- Riitta Högbacka -- Part IV:
Families in the Remaking:
Money and the dynamics of intimate relationships -- Carikune Ruiner, Andreas Hirseland and Werner Schneider;
Making families at an old age -- Dana Sýkorová;
Reassembling families after divorce -- Ulrike Zartler;
Families in a globalized world -- Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim -- Part V:
Family Relationships as Social Capital:
Family relations as social capital -- Giovanna Rossi, Roberta Bonini and Sara Mazzucchelli.
The fabric of trust in families: inherited or achieved? -- Ivan De Carlo and Eric D. Widmer;
Afterthoughts -- Riitta Jallinoja and Eric D. Widmer.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-274) and index.

Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life


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HQ611 .F348 2011

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xiv, 278 p. :
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