Social Relations and the Life Course

  • Graham Allan
  • Gill Jones

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Graham Allan, Gill Jones
      Pages 1-12
  3. Gender and Generation

  4. Children and Parents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Val Gillies, Janet Holland, Jane Ribbens McCarthy
      Pages 33-48
    3. Rachel Thomson, Janet Holland, Sheila Henderson, Sheena McGrellis, Sue Sharpe
      Pages 63-78
  5. Family and Household Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sara McNamee, Gill Valentine, Tracey Skelton, Ruth Butler
      Pages 120-134
    3. Lynn Jamieson, Robert Stewart, Yaojun Li, Michael Anderson, Frank Bechhofer, David McCrone
      Pages 135-154
  6. Re-formulations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 214-233

About this book


This collection of essays represents some of the most important recent research into changing patterns of family, household and community life. It brings together some of the leading sociologists in the field to explore how these informal social relationships change over time and the life course. It will be essential reading on courses concerned with the family and youth sociology.


childhood children community gender Generation identity memory migration social change sociology youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham Allan
    • 1
  • Gill Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social RelationsKeele UniversityUK

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