Reshaping social life [electronic resource] / Sarah Irwin.
- London : Routledge, 2005.
1 online resource (225 p.)
- Social change -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of key areas of social life, here, Sarah Irwin develops a new and exciting resource for better understanding our changing social world. Breaking with conventional approaches and reconnecting the subjective with the objective, Irwin's book develops a new conceptual and analytical perspecti
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Envisioning social landscapes of interconnection; 3 Reshaping difference and interdependence: the transformation of family life and divisions of labour into the twentieth century; 4 Contemporary transformations in gender, work and family; 5 Disposition and position: norms, attitudes and commitments to children, work and self; 6 Life course transitions and the changing landscape of opportunity and constraint; 7 Ethnicity and contexts of belonging and exclusion
8 Difference, hierarchy and perceptions of social justice9 Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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