Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 May 2021

240 Pages | 3 tables

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197510988

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Remaking Families in Contemporary China

Xiaoying Qi

  • Introduces novel aspects of family life typically neglected or underexplored in previous research, including surnaming, intimacy, divorce, remarriage and co-habitation, and floating grandparents
  • Provides significant new insights into our understanding of not only Chinese society but also family life in general
  • Draws on extensive interviews with young people, married adults, as well as grandparents, in order to explore the complexities of family relations as a dynamic interaction between individuals occupying different generational roles
  • Examines emerging forms of family practices in non-Western societies and cultures, giving rise to findings that in many ways challenge conventional approaches to research on the family

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