volume 50, issue 1, P1-22 2002
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.2002.tb02789.x
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Wendy Mitchell,
Eileen Green

Abstract: This paper explores the role and importance of kinship within the lives of 14 working class women as they seek to make sense of motherhood and their own selfidentity as a young mother. Within late modernity, numerous discourses suggest that kin networks and the role and importance of kinship are in decline as 'the family' changes and adapts. Indeed, the idea of extended family support and networking is frequently viewed as a historically cozy image rather than an everyday reality as we enter the twenty-first …

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