Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Education & Language | The Material Family

The Material Family

Series: Transgressions, Vol. 74

Torrant, Julie

2011, XVI, 230 p.


Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-6091-630-4

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope
The Material Family is a bold new reading of the family, focusing on “new” or “post-nuclear,” “flexible” family forms such as gay family, divorce-extended family, and transnational family. Reading across a range of texts from high theory to literature and popular films, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a highly innovative and dynamic approach to changes in gender and other family relations. Unlike most books in the fields of cultural and family studies, The Material Family provides an historical and materialist argument connecting the changes within family to underlying shifts in material, labor relations in global capitalism. The “post-nuclear” family is not only an affective space, Torrant argues, but one whose affects are themselves fundamentally shaped by class. The Material Family is a must-read for anyone who wants to venture beyond the surfaces of family life to the deeper-lying relations that have made the family and its new forms among the most important spaces of social life. Its readers will include not only students and researchers in the fields of education, cultural theory and cultural studies, women’s studies, sociology, and anthropology, but also general readers interested in understanding contemporary families and their struggles.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » family - postmodern

Related subjects » Education & Language

Table of contents 

Acknowledgements; Introduction: Family and the Contemporary Culture; 1. The Contemporary Family and its Representations; 2. Reading the (Post)Modern Family; 3. Why is the New Family So Familiar?; 4. Family Labor and Question of the New Family; References/Bibliography; Index.

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Education (general).