Families and Personal Networks: An International Comparative Perspective

Families and Personal Networks: An International Comparative Perspective

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Overview

This book critically assesses the main features of the modernization of family life and personal relationships by examining and comparing three European countries with different social and political pathways: Portugal, Switzerland and Lithuania. Drawing on national surveys of family trajectories and social networks, the contributors highlight personal and family relationships through the lens of network and life course perspectives as well as gender and generational perspectives.

Providing innovative, comparative findings on families and personal networks through the use of diverse methodologies, this edited collection will be of interest to scholars, students and policymakers across a range of social science disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349957781
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karin Wall is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Jacques–Antoine Gauthier is Senior Lecturer at the Life Course and Social Inequality Research Centre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vida Česnuitytė is Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania.

Rita Gouveia is Post–doctoral Fellow at the NCCR–LIVES, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Eric D. Widmer, Jacques–Antoine Gauthier, Karin Wall, Vida Česnuitytė and Rita Gouveia.
2. Contextualising Personal Networks Across Birth Cohorts and Countries; Vasco Ramos, Vida Česnuitytė, Karin Wall, and Dominique Joye.
3. A First Portrait of Personal Networks in a Comparative Perspective; Rita Gouveia, Gaëlle Aeby, and Vida Česnuitytė.
4. Changing Meanings of Family in Personal Relationships: a Comparative Perspective; Karin Wall, Rita Gouveia, Gaëlle Aeby, and Vida Česnuitytė.
5. Mapping the Plurality of Personal Configurations; Gaëlle Aeby, Eric D. Widmer, Vida Česnuitytė, and Rita Gouveia.
6. Understanding Personal Networks as Social Capital; Eric D. Widmer, Rita Gouveia, Gaëlle Aeby, and Vida Česnuitytė.
7. Linking Family Trajectories and Personal Networks; Jacques–Antoine Gauthier, Gaëlle Aeby, Vasco Ramos, and Vida Česnuitytė.
8. Conclusions; Karin Wall, Vida Česnuitytė, Eric D. Widmer, and Jacques–Antoine Gauthier.

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