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Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph


Family Rhythms is a comprehensive, user-friendly text that opens a new window on family change in Ireland. The authors draw on major new qualitative longitudinal datasets to develop a rich account of continuity and change in the textures, meanings and rhythms of family life in Ireland since the early years of the state. Consistent with the recent turn to more inductive approaches in family studies, the book focuses on changing everyday practices in different family life stages: childhood, early adulthood, the middle years and grandparenthood. Readers acquire insights on the diverse experiences ... More

Keywords: Childhood, Early adulthood, Family change, Family formation, Family practices, Grandparents, Parents, Qualitative data, Resilience, Social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091513
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Gray, author
Maynooth University

Ruth Geraghty, author
Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland

David Ralph, author
Trinity College