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Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Carol-Ann Hooper, and Val Gillies


As the everyday family lives of children and young people come to be increasingly defined as matters of public policy and concern, it is important to raise the question of how we can understand the contested terrain between “normal” family troubles and troubled and troubling families. In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how “troubles” feature in “normal” families, and how the “normal” features in “troubled” families. Drawing on research on a wide range of substantive topics - including infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disabi ... More

Keywords: Families, Children, Young People, Change, Challenge, Troubles

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447304432
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Ribbens McCarthy, editor

Carol-Ann Hooper, editor

Val Gillies, editor

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