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Grandparenting Practices around the World

Virpi Timonen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is a sequel to Contemporary grandparenting, published in 2012 (Arber and Timonen, 2012). Both macro and micro level issues are covered, with a particular focus on gender, welfare states, ... More


Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Family Rhythms is a comprehensive, user-friendly text that opens a new window on family change in Ireland. The authors draw on major new qualitative longitudinal datasets to develop a rich account of ... More


Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly ... More


Introduction: widening the lens on grandparenting

Virpi Timonen

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

It is important that patterns of contact and transfers of time and material resources between family generations continue to receive attention, yet it is also essential to broaden the enquiry to ... More


Grandparental childcare: a reconceptualisation of family policy regimes

Debora Price, Eloi Ribe, Giorgio Di Gessa, and Karen Glaser

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter we argue that to understand the ways that policy, structure and culture all shape how grandmothers help to care for children, we need to re-think our approach to these issues. We need ... More


Transnational grandmother–grandchild relationships in the context of migration from Lithuania to Ireland

Dovile Vildaite

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the impact of transnational family migration on the relationships between Lithuanian migrant adolescents living in Ireland and their non-migrant grandmothers residing in ... More


Grandfamilies in the United States: an intersectional analysis

Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab and April L. Few-Demo

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter utilised the theoretical framework of intersectionality to provide a critical analysis of grandparents raising grandchildren, or grandfamilies, in the United States. The analysis focused ... More


Extremely Close Generations: Childhood and Old Age in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Novel

Vanessa Joosen

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas senescence is a topic that is gaining ground in adult literature, child characters seldom play a significant role in these narratives. One book which does center on the relationship between ... More


Grandparents and Grandchildren in The Simpsons: Intergenerational Rupture and Prefigurative Culture

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau employ an anthropological theoretical framework to interpret the intergenerational relationships in the American television series The Simpsons as an instance ... More


Sustaining and Transgressing Borders: The Relationship between Children and the Elderly in Mad Men

Cecilia Lindgren and Johanna Sjöberg

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The award-winning American television series Mad Men uses historical fiction to reflect on issues that remain pressing, including tensions in family and intergenerational relationships. This chapter ... More


Representations of Intergenerational Relationships in Children’s Television in Turkey: Inquiries and Propositions

Gökçe Elif Baykal and Ilgım Veryeri Alaca

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As contemporary populations age in developed countries, and as the diversity of age groups leading active and productive lives increases, the construction and performance of age as a constituent of ... More


Excluded grandparents

Neil Ferguson, Gillian Douglas, Nigel Lowe, Mervyn Murch, and Margaret Robinson

in Grandparenting in divorced families

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344984
eISBN:
9781447302452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the minority of cases in our study in which the grandchild-grandparent relationship is seriously disrupted after parental divorce. It notes that such cases can be seen as lying ... More


The wellbeing of grandparents caring for grandchildren in China and the United States

Lindsey Baker and Merril Silverstein

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The intensity and style of care for grandchildren, as well as the precipitating conditions of grandparental involvement vary substantially across countries and regions of the world. Grandparents in ... More


Grandparenting in the context of care for grandchildren by foreign domestic workers

Shirley Hsiao-li Sun

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Interview data collected on the topic of ‘the best caregiver for children up to three years of age’ in Singapore lends substantial support to the intergenerational solidarity perspective. At the same ... More


Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

Eve M. Brank

in The Psychology of Family Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479865413
eISBN:
9781479882601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865413.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

One of the most contentious, and recently evolving, components of a divorce agreement involves custody of the children. And, this area of family law has been particularly influenced by psychology and ... More


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