Families, Violence and Social Change
By (author) Linda McKie
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Families, Violence and Social Change by Linda McKie
Book Description'This comprehensive analysis on abuse committed in the home provides insights at both the micro and macro levels...The book combines legal and social science approaches in a way that makes it essential reading for anyone studying or working on violence-related issues' - Kevat Nousiainen, University of Helsinki, Johanna Niemi-Kiesilainen, University of Umea and Anu Pylkkanen, University of Helsinki. 'This excellent book offers a timely intervention into debates about violence. Whilst most debates still focus on the spectacular rather than mundane forms of violence, Linda McKie uses a synthesis of legal, sociological and feminist research to show how current debates fail to deal with the violence that underpins our lives' - Prof Beverley Skeggs, University of London.An exciting new addition to the series, this book tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual.This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change. It charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family. It considers the prevalence and nature of abuse within families. It explores the relationship between social theory, families and changing issues in familial relationships. It develops a theory of social change and families through a critical and pragmatic stance. It is key reading for undergraduate students of sociology reading courses such as family, gender, health, criminology and social change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335211586
(91mm x 60mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda McKie
Understanding Families, Paperback (December 2011)
A timely student-orientated textbook introducing the main concepts, theories and research methods needed to study the family. Adopting a global perspective and containing plenty of critical pedagogy (case-studies, think points, key words, glossary) it's ideal for courses studying the family across the social sciences.
Interdependency and Care Over the Lifecourse, Paperback (January 2010)
Draws upon theories of time and space to consider how informal care is woven into the fabric of everyday lives and is shaped by social and economic inequalities and opportunities. This book explores contrasting social and economic contexts of informal care in different parts of the world. It looks at different themes and dynamics of caring.
Constructing Gendered Bodies, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Linda McKie
Interest in sociological study of the body, theoretically and empirically, has increased dramatically in the 1990s. This book builds on this work by bringing together research which examines the social and cultural processes involved in the construction of gendered bodies and sexual practices.
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Author Biography - Linda McKie
Linda McKie is a Research Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.
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