Transgressions

The Material Family

Authors: Torrant, Julie

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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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.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Contemporary Family and its Representations

    Torrant, Julie P.

    Pages 1-32

  • Reading the (Post)Modern Family

    Torrant, Julie P.

    Pages 33-90

  • Why is the new Family so Familiar?

    Torrant, Julie P.

    Pages 91-159

  • Family Labor and the Question of the new Family

    Torrant, Julie P.

    Pages 161-212

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Material Family
Authors
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
74
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-630-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-630-4
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 230
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