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This volume assesses how the concept of 'displaying families' can contribute to a better understanding of contemporary family and personal life. Using this concept, contributors discuss how family life must not only be 'done' but also be 'seen to be done'. Contributors to this volume address how scholars can 'think with' displaying families both as a concept and an activity of contemporary families by applying the idea to a range of new empirical studies. With chapters written by leading experts in family and childhood research, this book provides a major new contribution to the field of sociology of family and personal life. The wide-ranging collection will appeal to international scholars interested in families, childhood and intimacy, within sociology, geography, social work and anthropology, and covers issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, space, work-life balance and consumption.


Description

This volume assesses how the concept of 'displaying families' can contribute to a better understanding of contemporary family and personal life. Using this concept, contributors discuss how family life must not only be 'done' but also be 'seen to be done'. Contributors to this volume address how scholars can 'think with' displaying families both as a concept and an activity of contemporary families by applying the idea to a range of new empirical studies. With chapters written by leading experts in family and childhood research, this book provides a major new contribution to the field of sociology of family and personal life. The wide-ranging collection will appeal to international scholars interested in families, childhood and intimacy, within sociology, geography, social work and anthropology, and covers issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, space, work-life balance and consumption.


Contents

List of Tables
PART I
Developing 'Displaying Families': A Possibility for the Future of the Sociology of Personal Life; E.Dermott & J.Seymour
Critical Relational Displays; B.Heaphy 
Troubling Displays: The Affect of Gender, Sexuality and Class; J.Gabb
PART II
Displaying Motherhood: Representations, Visual Methods and the Materiality of Maternal Practice; M.Kehily & R.Thomson
'It's Just Not Good for a Man to be Interested in Other People's Children': Fathers, Public Displays of Care, and 'Relevant Others'; A.Doucet 
Display Work: Lesbian Parent Couples and their Families of Origin Negotiating New Kin Relationships; K.Almack
Commentary on Almack; L.Short
Commentary on Almack; R.Ryan-Flood 
Practices of Display: The Framing and Changing of Internet Gambling Behaviours in Families; K.Hughes & G.Valentine 
Displaying Mixedness: Difference and Family Relationships; J.Haynes & E.Dermott
'Family Hold Back': Displaying Families in the Single Location Home/Workplace;J. Seymour 
'I Know We Can't Be a Family, But as Close as You Can Get': Displaying Families within an Institutional Context; I.McIntosh, N.Dorrer, S.Punch & R.Emond
PART III
Afterword; J.Finch
Bibliography
Index







Authors

ESTHER DERMOTT is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK, and the author of Intimate Fatherhood.
 
JULIE SEYMOUR is Senior Lecturer in Social Research at the University of Hull, UK. Recent publications include contributions to Geographies of Children Youth and Families: International Perspectives and (with Sally McNamee) Learning from the Children: Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World.