Men, Families, and Poverty: Tracing the Intergenerational Trajectories of Place-Based Hardship

Hughes, Kahryn and Tarrant, Anna (2023) Men, Families, and Poverty: Tracing the Intergenerational Trajectories of Place-Based Hardship. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life . Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9783031249211, 9783031249242, 9783031249228

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This book develops a new sociology of the intergenerational and longitudinal dynamics of men’s family participation in relation to their trajectories through poverty. By addressing the ostensible absence of men from low-income families in existing literature and policy, the authors interrogate the interconnectedness of poverty, family, and place while paying explicit attention to the trajectories of men through and across low-income families and localities. Through qualitative secondary analysis of four linked datasets from research within low-income families over a twenty-year period, Hughes and Tarrant argue that there is much to be gained from examining both men’s accounts of family and poverty across the lifecourse and the accounts of men experiencing family poverty. In so doing, they develop a new theoretical family lifecourse framework that accounts for the dynamic and place-based character of poverty and its implication for families. Thus, the book foregrounds the development of a more comprehensive sociology of family poverty.

Keywords:Families, Poverty, Qualitative Secondary Analysis, Hardship, Place
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:54326
Deposited On:19 Jul 2023 16:05

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