Rethinking Family Practices

Rethinking Family Practices

by D. Morgan, David Morgan
     
 

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Leading family sociologist David Morganrevisits his highly influential 'family practices' approach in this new book. Exploringits impact,and howithas been critiqued,Morgan shows the continued relevance of the approach with reference to time and space, the body, emotions, ethics and work/life balance.

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Leading family sociologist David Morganrevisits his highly influential 'family practices' approach in this new book. Exploringits impact,and howithas been critiqued,Morgan shows the continued relevance of the approach with reference to time and space, the body, emotions, ethics and work/life balance.

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'Essential reading . . . Morgan casts off tantalizing threads for researchers to pick up and take forward' - Jacqui Gabb, Network Magazine

'This is an engaging and stimulating read and I have no doubt this book will be read widely by scholars in the sociology of families and beyond.' - The Sociological Review

'This new text is essential reading . . . As a companion text to its predecessor, it will be core reading on all undergraduate and postgraduate courses on families and personal relationships and the study of intimacy.' - Journal of Gender Studies'

"From a noun to a verb", David Morgan navigates family practices through changing social theories and historical times: reflecting on his own contribution, critiques and contemporary turns to time, emotion and ethics. This is a wise book, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship yet is fresh and future-oriented. Lucid, accessible and deeply rooted in the discipline of sociology, I would commend this book to a wide readership of researchers, students and teachers in the social sciences and family studies.' - Rachel Thomson, Professor of Social Research, The Open University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230527232
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David Morgan is Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. An international authority on the Mongol period, his book The Mongols (2nd edition 2007) is regarded as a standard work in the field.

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