Key Concepts in Family Studies


Jane Ribbens McCarthy & Rosalind Edwards

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    This collection of key concepts proved a major undertaking and commitment for us, and we had assistance along the way. In particular we would like to thank Fiona Harris, who used her excellent skills as an editor to help us take in hand what was, at the time, an unwieldy mass of notes. In addition to our own appreciation, our readers owe her gratitude as well! Catherine Ribbens also made some of the administrative tasks associated with organizing the manuscript easier for us. Several colleagues were kind enough to respond to our ideas and read some of the concept entries, generously giving us the benefit of their expert knowledge in the field. They include Anne Barlow, Graham Crow, Megan doolittle, Simon duncan, Janet Fink, Frank Furstenberg, Harry Goulbourne, Heather Montgomery, david Morgan, John oates, Georgia Philip, Mabelle Victoria, Jeffrey weeks and Margie wetherell. Finally, we would like to thank Chris Rojek and Jai Seaman of Sage for bearing with us.

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