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Thinking Through Family: Narratives of Care Experienced Lives

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posted on 2024-02-07, 10:06 authored by Janet BoddyJanet Boddy, Fidelma Hanrahan, Bella Wheeler

Understanding what ‘family’ means – and how best to support families – depends on challenging politicised assumptions that frame ‘ordinary’ families in comparison to an imagined problematic ‘other’.

Learning from the perspectives of people who were in care in childhood, this innovative book helps redefine the concept of family. Linking two longitudinal studies involving young adults in England, it reveals important new insights into the diverse and dynamic complexity of family lives, identities and practices in time – through childhood and beyond.

Paving the way for future policy and practice, this book makes an important contribution to the theorisation of family in the 21st century.

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Three Open Access chapters available:
1: Why Think Through ‘Family’?
2: Learning From Care Experienced Perspectives
7: Thinking Through Family: Implications for Theory and Practice

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Against All Odds? Exploring and explaining positive outcomes for young adults formerly in care. : RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY

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Bristol University Press

Pages

212

Book title

Thinking Through Family: Narratives of Care Experienced Lives

Place of publication

Bristol

ISBN

9781529214710

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University of Sussex

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