Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Families and Personal Networks

An International Comparative Perspective

Editors: Wall, K., Widmer, E.D., Gauthier, J., Česnuitytė, V., Gouveia, R. (Eds.)

  • Uniquely highlights personal and family relationships through the lens of network and life course perspectives as well as gender and generational perspectives
  • Provides a comparative and critical approach, looking at three different European countries
  • Evaluates and challenges the current theoretical assumptions concerning family change in Europe
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This book critically assesses the main features of the modernization of family life and personal relationships by examining and comparing three European countries with different social and political pathways: Portugal, Switzerland and Lithuania. Drawing on national surveys of family trajectories and social networks, the contributors highlight personal and family relationships through the lens of network and life course perspectives as well as gender and generational perspectives.

Providing innovative, comparative findings on families and personal networks through the use of diverse methodologies, this edited collection will be of interest to scholars, students and policymakers across a range of social science disciplines.   

About the authors

Karin Wall is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Jacques–Antoine Gauthier is Senior Lecturer at the Life Course and Social Inequality Research Centre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vida Česnuitytė is Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania.

Rita Gouveia is Post–doctoral Fellow at the NCCR–LIVES, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Widmer, Eric D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Contextualising Personal Networks Across Birth Cohorts and Countries

    Ramos, Vasco (et al.)

    Pages 19-60

  • A First Portrait of Personal Networks in a Comparative Perspective

    Gouveia, Rita (et al.)

    Pages 61-97

  • Changing Meanings of Family in Personal Relationships: A Comparative Perspective

    Wall, Karin (et al.)

    Pages 99-130

  • Mapping the Plurality of Personal Configurations

    Aeby, Gaëlle (et al.)

    Pages 131-166

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95263-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95262-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Families and Personal Networks
Book Subtitle
An International Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • Karin Wall
  • Eric D. Widmer
  • Jacques–Antoine Gauthier
  • Vida Česnuitytė
  • Rita Gouveia
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95263-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95263-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95262-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 254
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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