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Social Research Matters

A Life in Family Sociology

By Julia Brannen

Published

15 Nov 2019

Page count

224 pages

Series

Sociology of Children and Families

ISBN

978-1529208566

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

15 Nov 2019

Page count

224 pages

Series

Sociology of Children and Families

ISBN

978-1529208597

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£24.99 £19.99You save £5.00 (20%)
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    From the vantage point of forty years in social research and the study of families, Julia Brannen offers an invaluable account of how research is conducted and ‘matters’ at particular times. This fascinating work covers key developments in the field that remain of vital concern to society and demonstrates how social research is an art as well as a science – a process that involves craft and creativity.

    ''Well-known for the path-breaking methods and analytical sophistication of her work, Julia Brannen offers insightful reflections on a remarkable career in sociological research on families that are instructive and engaging.'' Graham Crow, University of Edinburgh

    "Brannen combines personal experience with a finely-tuned sensitivity to institutional dynamics to explain how social research is stimulated – and, just as often, constrained – by the broader political economy. A masterful reflection on the politics of knowledge creation." Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College

    ''This clearly written book charts, through the biographical account of a respected scholar of family life, the changing social, historical and political context of social science research in postwar UK.'' Julie Seymour, Hull York Medical School

    Julia Brannen is Professor of the sociology of the family at UCL Institute of Education and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science. With an international reputation for research in Britain and Europe about the lives of parents, children and young people in households and families across the life course and over time, her work also focuses on work and family life, relations between the generations, food in families and the methodological questions.

    Beginnings and biography

    The research environment

    Mothers and the labour market

    Inside the household

    A generational lens on families and fathers

    Children and young people in families

    Families through the lens of food

    Life stories: Biographical and narrative analysis

    In conclusion