Aspects of kinship, family and gender in a deindustrialising Australian town
This thesis explores aspects of kinship, family and gender behaviour as a unified field of practice. It is based on fieldwork among working-class Australians, mostly White, and on published sociological and historical material. The theoretical apparatus that is deployed is grounded in Bourdieu's theory of practice and in cognitive science. A close and systematic investigation reveals that the nuclear family remains the prototypical family, and is both conceptually and experientially dominant....[Show more]
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