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Personal Lives

Hughes, Katie (2012) Personal Lives. In: Australian Sociology : A Changing Society. 3rd edition. Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., pp. 217-241.

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There is no doubt that the ways in which people are living their personal lives are changing quickly and dramatically. Within this context, 'personal life' refers to the relationships which people value highly and where they can find intimacy, support, understanding and companionship. These important areas of our lives are explored in this chapter as we look at those parts of social life that have tended to be buried underneath 'the family' in sociology - emotions, intimacy and sexuality, for example (Smart 2007).

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781442540729
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23720, gender, households, nuclear family, marriage, divorce, families, relationships, children, heteronormativity, singles, demographics, living alone, living apart together, friendships, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1603 Demography
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 02:54
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 02:54
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