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Kinship Matters by Fatemeh Ebtehaj
Book DescriptionThis book is the fifth in the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group series and it concerns the evolving notions and practices of kinship in contemporary Britain and the interrelationship of kinship, law and social policy. Assembling contributions from scholars in a range of disciplines, it examines social, legal, cultural and psychological questions related to kinship. Rising rates of divorce and of alternative modes of partnership have raised questions about the care and well-being of children, while increasing longevity and mobility, together with lower birth rates and changes in our economic circumstances, have led to a reconsideration of duties and responsibilities towards the care of elderly people. In addition, globalisation trends and international flows of migrants and refugees have confronted us with alternative constructions of kinship and with the challenges of maintaining kinship ties transnationally. Finally, new developments in genetics research and the growing use of assisted reproductive technologies may raise questions about our notions of kinship and of kin rights and responsibilities. The book explores these changes from various perspectives and draws on theoretical and empirical data to describe practices of kinship in contemporary Britain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841136974
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fatemeh Ebtehaj
Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction, Hardback (August 2014)
This multidisciplinary book addresses the nature and meaning of relationships and identity in assisted conception families.
Birth Rites and Rights, Paperback (July 2011)
This collection of essays from the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group is concerned with the varying circumstances, manner, timing and experiences of birth.
Regulating Autonomy, Paperback (March 2009)
These essays explore the nature and limits of individual autonomy in law, policy and the work of regulatory agencies.
Death Rites and Rights, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Fatemeh Ebtehaj
This volume considers the diverse social, legal and medical aspects of one of the main areas in which medicine and the law intersect; death.
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Author Biography - Fatemeh Ebtehaj
Fatemeh Ebtehaj is an associate member of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. Bridget Lindley is a solicitor and family mediator and was a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. Martin Richards is Emeritus Professor of Family Research at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge.
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