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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

(Re)Visioning Family Ties to Communities and Contexts
(Re)visioning family ties to communities and contexts

One of the fundamental, yet under- acknowledged, contributions of feminist thought to family studies is its attention to how families are intertwined with communities and contexts. From its starting point of examining how women experience family life, feminist studies and allied perspectives have generated an enormous body of research that locates family life in the contexts of local institutions and broader social, economic, and political systems, including history and ideologies. These studies have broadened the notion of what counts as context and have revealed the bidirectional relationship between what happens within families and what happens in the communities around them. Feminist family studies has articulated a different model for connecting microlevel experiences ...

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