Book Chapter

Rethinking Family Relationships

Hernan Cuervo, Jun Fu

Youth and the New Adulthood: Generations of Change | Springer Singapore | Published : 2020

Abstract

The new and distinctive social and economic conditions that are explored in the chapters in this book demand new ways of conceptualising the role and significance of family relationships in young people’s lives, including viewing this support as a two-way stream and beyond financial realm to include emotional sustenance. Against traditional views of families as critical actors in the process of social repro-duction of inequalities or a youth transition approach that establishes a binary independence/dependence in youth-family relationships, this chapter extends the call for a more relational analysis of youth that includes their engagement with family to more fully understand how young peopl..

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