Analysing families : morality and rationality in policy and practice / edited by Alan H. Carling, Simon Duncan, and Rosalind Edwards.

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Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Family policy, social theory and the state / Alan Carling. 2. A portrait of Western families: new models of intimate relationships and the timing of life events / Maria Jose Gonzalez-Lopez
  • Pt. II. Perspectives on family policy. 3. Political intervention and family policy in Britain. 3.1. Individualisation, assumptions about the existence of an adult worker model and the shift towards contractualism / Jane Lewis. 3.2. The Family Law Act, 1996 / Adrian James. 3.3. The Green Paper Supporting Families, 1998 / Mavis MaClean. 3.4. Re-analysing the Black family / Tracey Reynolds. 4. Political intervention and family policy in Europe and the USA. 4.1. Cultural change and family policies in East and West Germany / Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler. 4.2. Family policy and the maintenance of the traditional family in Spain / Lluis Flaquer. 4.3. Working and caring for children: family policies and balancing work and family in Sweden / Ulla Bjornberg. 4.4. Paternalism, welfare reform and poor families in the United States / Alan Deacon. 5. New Labour, the rationality mistake and family policy in Britain / Anne Barlow, Simon Duncan and Grace James. 6. A third way? Moralities, ethics and families: an approach through the ethic of care / Selma Sevenhuijsen
  • Pt. III. Family practices. 7. Sociological perspectives on the family / David Morgan. 8. Policy and rhetoric: the growing interest in fathers and grandparents in Britain / Lynda Clarke and Ceridwen Roberts. 9. Caring, earning and changing: parenthood and employment after divorce / Bren Neale and Carol Smart. 10. The individual in public and private: the significance of mothers and children / Jane Ribbens McCarthy and Rosalind Edwards. 11. Elective families: lesbian and gay life experiments / Jeffrey Weeks
  • Pt. IV. Modelling families. 12. Economic theory, norms and the care gap, or: why do economists become parents? / Susan Himmelweit. 13. The 'balance model': theorising women's employment behaviour / Judith Glover. 14. Computer simulation of family practices / Edmund Chattoe
  • Pt. V. Conclusion. 15. Families, moralities, rationalities and social change / Graham Crow.