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Description - Families and the State by Sarah Cunningham-Burley

How possible is it for the state to steer family values and relationships? How do we assess claims of harm and benefit from state action and inaction? What kind of engagement should we seek between the state and our personal lives? The evidence presented includes state engagements with separating couples, lone parents, retired people, black families, disabled people, pregnant teenagers and young people negotiating adulthood. The range of perspectives, data, and cross-nation-state comparisons, helps readers to come to their own conclusions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333773413
ISBN-10: 0333773411
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sarah Cunningham-Burley

SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY and LYNN JAMIESON are co-directors of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) ( a cross-university consortium committed to linking academics, policy makers and practitioners and stimulating high quality research on families and relationships. - Sarah Cunningham-Burley is a reader in Community Health Science and researches families and health. Her recent publications include Exploring the Body (Palgrave 2001, edited with K.Milburn). - Lynn Jamieson teaches Sociology. Her publications include Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies (1998).