Responsibility, Law and the Family

Responsibility, Law and the Family

by Jo Bridgeman, Craig Lind
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754671097

ISBN-13: 9780754671091

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focusing on moral, social and legal responsibilities as opposed to rights or obligations, this volume explores the concept of responsibility in family life, law and practice. Divided into four parts, the study considers the nature of family responsibility; constructions of children's responsibilities; shifting conceptions of family responsibilities; and family,

Overview

Focusing on moral, social and legal responsibilities as opposed to rights or obligations, this volume explores the concept of responsibility in family life, law and practice. Divided into four parts, the study considers the nature of family responsibility; constructions of children's responsibilities; shifting conceptions of family responsibilities; and family, responsibility and the law. The collection brings together leading experts from the disciplines of sociology, socio-legal studies and law to discuss responsibilities prior to birth, responsibilities for children, as well as responsibilities of children and of the state towards family members. The volume informs and challenges the developing conceptualization of responsibilities which arise in interdependent, intimate and caring relationships and their legal regulation. It will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners working in this complex field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754671091
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: conceptualising family responsibility, Jo Bridgeman and Heather Keating; Part 1 The Nature of Family Responsibility: The right to responsible parents, Michael Freeman; Together for ever? The rights and responsibilities of adult children and their parents, Jonathan Herring; Being a responsible mother: New Labour policy discourses versus lone mothers' contextualised accounts, Harriet Churchill; State responsibility and the abuse of vulnerable older people: is there a case for a public law to protect vulnerable older people from abuse?, John Williams. Part 2 Constructions of Children's Responsibilities: Responsible children and children's responsibilities? Sibling caretaking and babysitting by school-age children, Virginia Morrow; Being responsible, becoming responsible and having responsibility thrust upon them: constructing the 'responsibility' of children and parents, Heather Keating; Responsibility, children and childhood, Adrian James. Part 3 Shifting Conceptions of Family Responsibilities: Engaging fathers? Responsibility, law and the 'problem of fatherhood', Richard Collier; Responsible fathers: paternity, the blood tie and family responsibility, Craig Lind; Being responsible: 'good' parents and children's autonomy, Amanda Wade. Part 4 Family, Responsibility and the Law: Parental responsibility, responsible parenting and legal regulation, Jo Bridgeman; Family law and family responsibility, Alison Diduck; Conclusion: regulating for responsibility in an age of complex families, Craig Lind; Index.

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