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Book review: Diversity in family life: gender, relationships and social change

Peach, Donna (2013) Book review: Diversity in family life: gender, relationships and social change. LSE Review of Books (13 Sep 2013). Website.

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"Diversity in Family Life: Gender, Relationships and Social Change." Elisabetta Ruspini. Policy Press. June 2013. --- As new forms of ‘non-traditional’ families grow in number, there is a need to understand these new arrangements and models of parenthood. This book discusses examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience. It aims to show that in the 21st century it is possible to form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, or without heterosexual orientation. Donna Peach finds this an interesting and innovative book that serves to disrupt not only traditional constructions of family but also the links between research, academia and social media.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 15:59
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 23:09

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