Displaying Families: A New Concept For The Sociology Of Family Life

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

EditorJulie Seymour, Esther Dermott

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This edited collection uses the concept of 'displaying families' as a new way to understand contemporary family and personal life, addressing how, in a world of fluid relationships, family life must not only be 'done' but also be 'seen to be done'.

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This edited collection uses the concept of 'displaying families' as a new way to understand contemporary family and personal life, addressing how, in a world of fluid relationships, family life must not only be 'done' but also be 'seen to be done'.

ESTHER DERMOTT is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK, and the author of Intimate Fatherhood.  JULIE SEYMOUR is Senior Lecturer in Social Research at the University of Hull, UK. Recent publications include contributions to Geographies of Children Youth and Families: International Perspectives and (with Sally ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230246133

ISBN - 13:9780230246133

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
PART I
Developing 'Displaying Families': A Possibility for the Future of the Sociology of Personal Life; E.Dermott & J.Seymour
Critical Relational Displays; B.Heaphy 
Troubling Displays: The Affect of Gender, Sexuality and Class; J.Gabb
PART II
Displaying Motherhood: Representations, Visual Methods and the Materiality of Maternal Practice; M.Kehily & R.Thomson
'It's Just Not Good for a Man to be Interested in Other People's Children': Fathers, Public Displays of Care, and 'Relevant Others'; A.Doucet 
Display Work: Lesbian Parent Couples and their Families of Origin Negotiating New Kin Relationships; K.Almack
Commentary on Almack; L.Short
Commentary on Almack; R.Ryan-Flood 
Practices of Display: The Framing and Changing of Internet Gambling Behaviours in Families; K.Hughes & G.Valentine 
Displaying Mixedness: Difference and Family Relationships; J.Haynes & E.Dermott
'Family Hold Back': Displaying Families in the Single Location Home/Workplace;J. Seymour 
'I Know We Can't Be a Family, But as Close as You Can Get': Displaying Families within an Institutional Context; I.McIntosh, N.Dorrer, S.Punch & R.Emond
PART III
Afterword; J.Finch
Bibliography
Index