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Contemporary grandparenting

Changing family relationships in global contexts

Contemporary grandparenting by Sara Arber
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Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly understood. Contemporary Grandparenting is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse societies. It combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts.In this highly original book, leading contributors analyse how grandparenting differs according to the nature of the welfare state and the cultural context, how family breakdown influences grandparenting, and explore men's changing roles as grandfathers. Grandparenting is an active and dynamic family practice. Grandparents today face conflicting norms and expectations about their roles, but act with agency to forge new identities within societal and cultural constraints. Contemporary Grandparenting illuminates key issues relevant to students and researchers from sociology and social policy, including in the fields of family, childhood, ageing and gender studies.
Policy Press; May 2012
286 pages; ISBN 9781847429698
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Title: Contemporary grandparenting
Author: Sara Arber; Virpi Timonen
 
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