Displaying Families

A New Concept for the Sociology of Family Life

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Author: E. Dermott,J. Seymour

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230314309

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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This edited collection uses the concept of 'displaying families' as a new way to understand contemporary family and personal life, addressing how, in a world of fluid relationships, family life must not only be 'done' but also be 'seen to be done'.

Children, Families and Leisure

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Author: Heike Schaenzel,Neil Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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This book aims to further academic debate within the leisure and tourism studies community about the role of ‘families’ in contemporary life and the experiences of families and their children in the leisure environment. It is based on the recognition of the diverse nature of the family in the contemporary era and the position of children in families and society in general as active and knowing social agents rather than as passive objects. The family is on the one hand our first community with its own special kind of human attachment and on the other a little world on which the larger society is modelled. Families form the closest and most important emotional bond in humans. This relationship is what drives humanity and society, and positions families at the centre of leisure activities. This international and multi-disciplinary compilation of recent research into children and families examines progress made and challenges ahead for leisure studies. It extends the academic discourse to a wider understanding of what families, children and their leisure behaviour mean in today’s societies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of Leisure Research.

Understanding Families

A Global Introduction

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Author: Linda McKie,Samantha Callan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847879314

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Written by field experts this clear, engaging book adopts a global perspective to usefully examine how modern families can be explored and understood. Packed with critical pedagogy, including case-studies, think points, key words and a glossary, it guides students through topics such as relationships, sexualities and paid and unpaid work. The book also: Applies key social theories from classical sociological theory and contemporary analysis Examines best practice for researching families and family life Explores the role of government policies and practices

Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies

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Author: Yvette Taylor,Emma Casey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137429089

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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This collection explores the relationships between the emotional and material, engaging with and developing the debates surrounding the emotional and material labour involved in producing and reproducing domestic and intimate spaces. The contributions examine the geographies and spaces of consumption in international and local-global spheres.

Migration, Familie und soziale Lage

Beiträge zu Bildung, Gender und Care

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Author: Thomas Geisen,Tobias Studer,Erol Yildiz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531941275

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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Das Thema „Migration und Familie" findet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Dies geschieht meist im Zusammenhang mit der Thematisierung von Problemen und Defiziten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Bildung und Erziehung, sowie in Bezug auf das Geschlechterverhältnis. In anderer Weise erfolgt diese Thematisierung im Care-Bereich: Während einerseits Familien bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Angehörigen zunehmend auf die Arbeit von Migrant/innen angewiesen sind, wird anderseits gerade diese Konstellation zur Belastungen für die Familien der Migrant/innen. Die Beiträge des Bandes greifen die Vielfalt und Widersprüchlichkeit familialer Praxen im Kontext von Migration auf und liefern differenzierte Analysen zu aktuellen Fragen von Bildung, Gender und Care.

Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe

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Author: Ulrich Beck,Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 299

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Families and Poverty

Everyday life on a low income

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Author: Daly, Mary,Kelly, Grace

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318862

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.

iPhone User Interface Design Projects

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Author: Joachim Bondo,David Barnard,Dan Burcaw,Tim Novikoff,Craig Kemper,Chris Parrish,Keith Peters,Jurgen Siebert,Eddie Wilson,Brian Wilson,Ingo Peters,Michael Kemper

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143022360X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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With over 100,000 iPhone applications and 125,000 registered iPhone developers, is it still possible to create a top-selling app that stands apart from the six-figure crowd? Of course, but you'll need more than a great idea and flawless code—an eye-catching and functional user interface design is essential. With this book, you'll get practical advice on user interface design from 10 innovative developers who, like you, have sat wondering how to best utilize the iPhone's minimal screen real estate. Their stories illustrate precisely why, with more apps and more experienced, creative developers, no iPhone app can succeed without a great user interface. Whatever type of iPhone project you have in mind—social networking app, game, or reference tool—you'll benefit from the information presented in this book. More than just tips and pointers, you'll learn from the authors' hands-on experiences, including: Dave Barnard of App Cubby on how to use Apple's user interface conventions and test for usability to assure better results Joachim Bondo, creator of Deep Green Chess, beats a classic design problem of navigating large dataset results in the realm of the iPhone Former Apple employee Dan Burcaw tailors user interfaces and adds the power of CoreLocation, Address Book, and Camera to the social networking app, Brightkite David Kaneda takes his Basecamp project management client, Outpost, from a blank page (literally) to a model of dashboard clarity Craig Kemper focuses on the smallest details to create his award-winning puzzle games TanZen and Zentomino Tim Novikoff, a graduate student in applied math with no programming experience, reduces a complex problem to simplicity in Flash of Genius: SAT Vocab Long-time Mac developer Chris Parrish goes into detail on the creation of the digital postcard app, Postage, which won the 2009 Apple Design Award Flash developer Keith Peters provides solutions for bringing games that were designed for a desktop screen to the small, touch-sensitive world of the iPhone Jürgen Siebert, creator of FontShuffle, outlines the anatomy of letters and how to select the right fonts for maximum readability on the iPhone screen Eddie Wilson, an interactive designer, reveals the fine balance of excellent design and trial-by-fire programming used to create his successful app Snow Report Combined with Apress' best-selling Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll be prepared to match great code with striking design and create the app that everyone is talking about.

A Sociology of Family Life

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Author: Deborah Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745695345

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, ‘friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about ‘family', parenting, childhood and personal life. A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities. Global dimensions of intimate life are explored, including the impact of population policies on fertility in several nations; ethical dilemmas associated with reproductive technologies among different cultures; interdependencies between rich and poor nations through the globalization of domestic care; and transnational marriage strategies. This book will be indispensable for students across the social sciences interested in change in intimate relations. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Familial life in modern society

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Author: Felix Neubauer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668290075

Category: Social Science

Page: 14

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Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Individual, Groups, Society, grade: 70+, , language: English, abstract: In order to explain and evaluate the process and concept of ‘displaying families’, this essay will first provide an overview of UK family life in contemporary society and discuss relevant theoretical concepts that aid in contextualising Finch’s arguments. Subsequently, the process of ‘displaying families’ will be outlined, followed by its evaluation in the final section of this essay. Whilst evaluating the concept, the author will first focus on different family types (same-sex, transnational and commercial families), before engaging in a broader evaluation. He will argue that Finch’s (2007) ideas constitute a valuable starting point to understand contemporary family lives and extend on Morgan’s (1996) influential concept of ‘family practices’. However, the author will also argue that relationships can exist as ‘family-like’ even if unsuccessfully displayed. Furthermore, he will argue that ‘display’ is an unequal process which is influenced by structural factors and power inequalities within families and society, and that this is more difficult for those in unconventional families, which Finch (2007) fails to acknowledge sufficiently. Overall, the author does not dismiss the concept but rather endorses Finch’s call for further refinement, in order for it to become a valuable addition to the ‘sociological tool kit’.

Childhoods in context

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Author: Alison Clark

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447305817

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on accounts of home and family, school, public spaces and sites of work in local and global settings.

Family troubles?

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Author: Ribbens McCarthy, Jane,Val Gillies,Hooper, Carol-Ann

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447304438

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4633

In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how troubles"" feature in ""normal families, and how the ""normal features in ""troubled"" families.

Feng Shui Chic

Stylish Designs for Harmonious Living

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Author: Sharon Stasney

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806960814

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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Thousands of years old—and today’s hottest interior design trend. “Gives suggestions for balance and harmony.”—Publisher’s Weekly. “Learn how to use color, texture and shape to boost your energy, calm your spirit and simply create a stunning home that will feel as good as it looks.” —Timber Homes Illustrated.

The Politics of Domestic Consumption

Critical Readings

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Author: Stevi Jackson,Shaun Moores

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790365X

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This Reader brings together a broad range of critical work on on the everday practices and power relations of domestic consumption -drawing on material from sociology, women's studies and media and cultural studies. The book is divided into five main sections - on economics, food and clothing, leisure and media reception, household technologies, and the construction of home - and its selected contributions examine the social dynamics of gender: generation, class and ethnicity.

Representing Ageing

Images and Identities

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Author: V. Ylänne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009349

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This collection critically examines twenty-first century representations of ageing, focusing on various media images and discourses as well as individuals' own experiences and self-presentations of ageing, drawing on innovative new empirical data.

Haltet euer Herz bereit

Eine ostdeutsche Familiengeschichte

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Author: Maxim Leo

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641027861

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Die DDR als aufwühlende Familiengeschichte Die Familie von Maxim Leo war wie eine kleine DDR. In ihr konzentrierte sich vieles, was in diesem Land einmal wichtig war: Die Hoffnung und der Glaube der Gründerväter. Die Enttäuschung und das Lavieren ihrer Kinder, die den Traum vom Sozialismus nicht einfach so teilen wollten. Und die Erleichterung der Enkel, als es endlich vorbei war. In dieser Familie wurden im Kleinen die Kämpfe ausgetragen, die im Großen nicht stattfinden durften. Hier traf die Ideologie mit dem Leben zusammen. Denn die Überzeugungen waren stark und sie wurden geprägt von einer starken Persönlichkeit, Großvater Leo: Résistance-Kämpfer, Spion, Journalist und Gründervater des antifaschistischen Staates. Widerspruch war entweder zwecklos oder führte zu Zerwürfnissen. Maxims kritischer Vater Wolf, ein radikaler Künstler und Freigeist, liebt Gerhards Tochter Anne trotz ihrer Staatstreue. Und Sohn Maxim steht dazwischen und muss einsehen, dass es gegen »revolutionäre« Eltern kein jugendliches Aufbegehren geben kann. Bis es das Land, das sie aufgebaut und für das sie gekämpft hatten, plötzlich nicht mehr gab und ihr Lebenssinn – im Guten wie im Schlechten – verschwand. Maxim Leo erzählt anhand seiner Familie, was die DDR zusammenhielt und was sie schließlich zerstörte.

Adrift In Caledonia

Boat-Hitching for the Unenlightened

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Author: Nick Thorpe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748114556

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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One clear morning in May, Nick Thorpe left his Edinburgh flat, ducked off the commuter route and hitched a ride aboard a little white canal boat, heading west towards the sea. It was the first mutinous step in a delightful boat-hopping odyssey that would take him 2500 miles through Scotland's canals, lochs and coastal waters, from the industrial Clyde to the scattered islands of Viking Shetland. Writing with characteristic humour and candour, the award-winning author of EIGHT MEN AND A DUCK plots a curiously existential voyage, inspired by those who have left the warm hearth for the promise of a stretched horizon. Whether rowing a coracle with a chapter of monks, scanning for the elusive Nessie, hitting the rocks with Captain Calamity or clinging to the rigging of a tall ship, Thorpe weaves a narrative that is by turns funny and poignant - a nautical pilgrimage for any who have ever been tempted to try a new path just to see where it might take them. Part travelogue, part memoir, ADRIFT IN CALEDONIA is a unique and affectionate portrait of a sea-fringed nation - and of the drifter's quest to belong.

Material World

A Global Family Portrait

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Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780871564306

Category: Photography

Page: 255

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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle