Representing the Family
By (author) Deborah Chambers
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Representing the Family by Deborah Chambers
Book DescriptionLooking at how the family is represented by the media, and by scrutinizing the manner in which it is regulated, this book uncovers the ways in which academic research and welfare policy have colluded with political rhetoric and the popular media to re-invent a mythical ideal family. Representing the Family: combines perspectives from a range of theories including media and cultural studies, sociology, and social history to show how certain types of family life are pathologised; highlights the discrepancies between contemporary representations of the 'ideal' family and lived experience; compares the British experience with that of the United States and Australia. Representing the Family provides a rich and an engaging illustration of the ways in which the media produce meaning. It also demonstrates the ways in which critical social issues are played out across a range of discursive sites - academia, politics, and public policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761964735
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah Chambers
Social Media and Personal Relationships, Hardback (February 2013)
This book explores how digital communication generates new intimacies and meanings of friendship in a networked society, developing a theory of mediated intimacies to explain how social media contributes to dramatic changes in our ideas about personal relationships, through themes of self, youth, families, digital dating and online social capital.
Sociology of Family Life, Paperback (April 2012)
* Explores the growing diversity of family life and new sociological thinking about family , parenting, childhood and personal life. * Presents a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory.
New Social Ties, Paperback (October 2006)
Deborah Chambers draws on the metaphor of friendship as a strategy for exploring contemporary changes in informal social ties. She traces the shift from fixed and permanent ties of family, neighbourhood and community to fluid and transient ties typified by computer mediated communication.
Women and Journalism, Hardback (April 2004)» View all books by Deborah Chambers
Women and Journalism offers a rich and comprehensive analysis of the roles, status and experiences of women journalists in the United States and Britain.
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Author Biography - Deborah Chambers
Deborah Chambers is a Reader in Sociology of Culture and Communication, Department of English and Media Studies, at Nottingham Trent University.
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