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Families & Time
Keeping Pace in a Hurried Culture



September 1996 | 269 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What is family time? What value do we place on it? How many families today have time to be families? How do families view, use and seek to control time, and how successful are they at it? The concept of time is central to the study of families and is used in different ways: families changing through history; families experiencing the passage of time as they age over the life course; and families negotiating time for being together. Synthesizing these different concepts into a broad theory of how families understand time, Kerry J Daly examines time as a pervasive influence in the changing experiential world of families.
 
Conceptualizations of Time
 
The Experience of Family Time in Historical Perspective
 
The Social Construction of Time in Families
 
Time Together
The Social Construction of Family Time  
 
Controlling Family Time
 
The Politics of Time between Families and Society
 
Gender Politics of Family Time
 
Intergenerational Politics of Family Time
 
Toward an Integrated Theory of Family Time

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Kerry J. Daly

Kerry J. Daly (Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University) is a full professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.  In over a decade of teaching a graduate course on qualitative methods, he has had students from his own interdisciplinary department as well as students from Psychology, Sociology, Nursing and Nutrition, thus sensitizing him to the many different values and procedures that exist across the varied audiences and disciplines that contribute to family studies.  With Jane Gilgun and Gerald Handel, he co-edited the book "Qualitative Methods in Family Research" (Sage... More About Author

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