Family Geographies: The Spatiality of Families and Family Life

Paperback | June 3, 2010

EditorBonnie C. Hallman

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Family Geographies is a contributed text that examines the role of geography in shaping the experience and practice of family life. Each of the chapters uses geographical concepts of space, distance, place, and community to illustrate how families impact and interact with their environment.From the zoo, to family vehicles, to retirement communities, the authors draw on a wide range of primary research to explore the everyday spaces that shape, and are shaped by, family life. Integrating case studies, interviews, surveys, and personal accounts with theoretical analysis and existingliterature, this text offers a unique contribution to an emerging field of study.

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Family Geographies is a contributed text that examines the role of geography in shaping the experience and practice of family life. Each of the chapters uses geographical concepts of space, distance, place, and community to illustrate how families impact and interact with their environment.From the zoo, to family vehicles, to retiremen...

Bonnie C. Hallman is associate professor in the Department of Environment and Geography in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba. She is also a research affiliate at the Centre on Aging, and a senior fellow in St John's College, University of Manitoba. Her principal research and tea...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.55 inPublished:June 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195431685

ISBN - 13:9780195431681

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Bonnie C. Hallman: Introduction: Placing Family, Placing this Book1. Bonnie C. Hallman and S. Mary P. Benbow: "Seeing if You Can Catch the One Picture that Just Makes It": Placing Family Life Through Family Zoo Photography2. Donna Williams and William Crumplin: The Impact of Travel on Families with Youth Competitive Athletes3. Marie-Soleil Cloutier: "Mom, Dad Can I Walk to School?": Road Risk in an Urban Family Context4. Jean Andrey and Laura C. Johnson: Being Home: Family Spatialities of Teleworking Households5. Robert Summerby-Murray: Eggs, Raspberries and Domestic Space: The Spatial Construction of Family in 1930's New Brunswick6. Joan Marshall: Schools and Youth Networks: Challenges for Newfoundland's Seasonal Migrant Families7. Lina Samuel: South Asian Transnationalism in Canada: Effects on Family Life8. Suzanne Huot and Belinda Dodson: "Doing It for the Children": Family Factors in Skilled Migration from South Africa to Canada9. Margaret Walton-Roberts: The Family and Field Work: Intimate Geographies and Counter Topographies10. Susan Lucas and Rickie Sanders: The View from Here: Family Images in Retirement Community Brochures11. Valorie A. Crooks and Allison Williams: Becoming an Informal Caregiver for a Dying Family MemberConclusionGlossaryIndex