Families, Relationships and Societies
An international Journal of research and debate
Joint Managing Editors: Tess Ridge, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK and Brid Featherstone, The Open University, UK
Open Space Editors: David Morgan, University of Manchester, UK, and Jacqui Gabb, The Open University, UK
ISSNs 2046-7435 (Print) 2046-7443 (Online)
Three issues per annum: March, July and November
"Families, Relationships, and Societies fills an important niche, providing a forum as dynamic as families themselves to enhance our understanding of the vitality and complexity of relationships today." Jessica L. Collett, University of Notre Dame, USA
"Relate welcomes the forthcoming launch of Families, Relationships and Societies. Relationship formation, functioning and dissolution are central events in people’s lives, and it is crucial that we advance our understanding of changes. We expect this journal to be of great use to policy makers, and to practice-based organisations like ours."
Baroness Claire Tyler, CEO, Relate
"Across the world, family practices and ways of ‘doing’ family are undergoing profound changes. This welcome addition to the field will open up new avenues for international scholarship; counter the stereotype that 'family is primarily about parenting’; and challenge us to think critically about the changing relationship between families and the state. It is also refreshing — and timely — to see older people placed centre stage in these considerations." Professor Miriam Bernard, Director, Centre for Social Gerontology, Keele University and President, the British Society of Gerontology
"Intimate relations - within or outside the family institution - are characterized by dramatic changes as well as by a surprising continuity. This makes the area a hot topic for both research and politics and a foundation for the renewed interest in family research and politics. The new journal Families, Relationships and Societies is a most welcome venue for all of us interested in how 'we do, or could do,' intimate relations and families. "
Karin Widerberg, University of Oslo, Norway
"This timely journal will provide an essential locus for work on contemporary family relationships. At last there is the space to create a critical mass of work in this important field." Carol Smart, Professor of Sociology, The Morgan Centre, University of Manchester, UK
Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a new social science journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course. It will explore family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus. The title 'Families, Relationships and Societies' encompasses the fluidity, complexity and diversity of contemporary social and personal relationships and their need to be understood in the context of different societies and cultures.
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