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Families in societyBoundaries and relationships$
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Linda McKie and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346438

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.001.0001

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Perspectives on social policies and families

Perspectives on social policies and families

Chapter:
(p.259) (p.260) (p.261) Fifteen Perspectives on social policies and families
Source:
Families in society
Author(s):

Fran Wasoff

Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0015

This chapter concludes the book, providing perspectives on social policies and families. It notes that the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) is committed to building links between academic research, policy and practice. The theme of boundaries offers one way to capture the fluidity of ‘families and relationships’ and the concept of boundary work to embed such conceptualisations within the practical realities of ‘doing family and relationships’, family practices and practices of intimacy and friendship. The chapter also discusses boundaries as a conceptual device, boundaries and boundary work in a policy context.

Keywords:   boundary work, family life, child support, CRFR, friendship

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