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Displaying Families: a new concept for the sociology of family life

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages248
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-24613-3
DatePublished - 2011


This edited collection uses the concept of ‘displaying families’ as a new way to understand contemporary family and personal life. ‘Displaying families’ addresses how, in this world of fluid relationships, family life must not only be ‘done’ but also be ‘seen to be done’. The contributors offer a critical analysis and exploration of the concept by applying it to a range of new empirical studies. With chapters written by a range of experts in family and childhood research, this book provides a major new contribution to the field of sociology of family and personal life.


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