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Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World
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Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World (Hardback)

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The field of personal life is a relatively new area of sociological study that seeks to understand the complexities of contemporary personal and social relationships. This includes exploration of the impact of social, economic, legal, and political change on personal experiences, opportunities, and life-styles. This ground breaking edited collection presents research on personal and public lives in a period of rapid social and political change. Relatively little is known about how personal and public aspects of life inter-relate and even less about how the outcomes of this relationship shape different areas of life. This book aims to capture and understand the effects of these overlapping spheres on the everyday lives of people in different geographical, cultural, and spatial settings. It brings together research in four key areas; migration and displacement, gender, sexuality, and health, with two main overarching themes. The first theme is how individuals cope with social, political, geographical, and cultural change in these diverse settings. The second relates to how these changes produce diverse inequalities that impact on relationships, roles, and responsibilities.

The book thus seeks to increase the visibility of particular aspects of life that have often been neglected in social science research and subsequently open them up to further research and debate.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9781443849685  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Sharon Wray is a Reader in Sociology, Associate Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies, and Chair of the Huddersfield Intergenerational Research Group at the University of Huddersfield. Her research interests include ageing and the life-course, intergenerational relationships, grand-parenting, ethnic and cultural diversity, and health and physical activity. She is current editor of the International Journal of Aging and Society. Her work appears in for example, Sociology, Sociological Review, Social Theory and Health, and Migration Letters. She is the co-author, with Mary Maynard, Haleh Afshar and Myfanwy Franks, of Women in Later Life: Exploring Race and Ethnicity (McGraw-Hill, Open University, 2008). Dr Rosemary Rae is Course Leader for the MSc in Health and Social Care programme at Huddersfield University. Her background includes working in the voluntary sector, campaigning for more nursery provision for children under five, and then working within that sector. After qualifying as a social worker in 1982, she spent several years working for local authority social services departments in the UK. She recently completed a doctorate looking at the role of service user involvement in social work student admissions. She has published in the area of children's rights and service user involvement.

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