ISBN 9780070706743,Families, Violence And Social Change

Families, Violence And Social Change



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780070706743

ISBN-10 0070706743


Number of Pages 212 Pages
Language (English)

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An exciting new addition to the series, this book tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual. This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change: Charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family Considers the prevalence and nature of abuse within families Explores the relationship between social theory, families and changing issues in familial relationships Develops a theory of social change and families through a critical and pragmatic stance TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Families, violence and society Your family, my family, their family Identifying and explaining violence in families Families: Fusion and fission Part Two: Gender, age and violence Embodiment, gender and violence The ambiguities of elder abuse: Older women and domestic violence Part Three: Towards a critical theory Unpalatable truths: Recognizing and challenging myths A critical social theory of families, violence and social change References Index