Families in Motion : Ebbing and Flowing Through Space and Time Hardback
Thisinterdisciplinary edited collection will challenge the idea of the staticfamily that can be 'broken', and instead think of family as always 'on themove', both conceptually and in practice.
This dual approach to family is the uniquecontribution of the book, whichoffers new perspectives on the sociology and geography of the family, drawntogether by the shared lens of family mobilities.
As such it brings togetherinsights from the diverse work of interdisciplinary academics working alone andcollaboratively on different aspects of family lives and relationships. The central argument of the book isthat the concept of family is always in motion: a disruption in one aspect offamily relations, for example, the ending of the intimate relationship betweenparents, is part of the ongoing project of family.
In addition, families aremade through mobility and immobility in relation to people, communications,objects and ideas.
Contributions from a range of academics across disciplines considerchanges in family practices and the ways in which they are produced throughmotion.
This bookseeks to understand families as always in motion; changing, adapting andre-routed.
Integral to this discussion is the spatiality and temporality of family,that families are produced in different times and spaces.
Families are alsomade through interactions with material things, including non-human livingthings and through the emotional ties and responses that determine their formand practices.