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Diversity in family life: Gender, relationships and social change

Elisabetta Ruspini


As new forms of family and ‘non-traditional’ families grow in number, there is a need for understanding of these “new” arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses, using a comparative and a sociological perspective, examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience: including asexual couples; childfree women and men; living apart together (LAT) couples; lone mothers and fathers; homosexual and trans parents. The book shows that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a fami ... More

Keywords: Family Life, Diversity, Gender, Generations, Social Change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300939
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabetta Ruspini, author