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  1. Enduring Love?
  2. Communication and Outputs
  3. Research Publications

The project team will publish research findings and engagements with policy and practice developments in a variety of formats, across a range of media.

Publications from this project will build on the previous research of the research team.

This research work includes:

 

 

 

 

Dr Jacqui Gabb

Recent books

Barker M. J. and Gabb J. (2016) The Secrets of Enduring Love. London: Vermillion Random House.

Gabb J. and Fink J. (2015) Couple Relationships in the 21st Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Gabb J. (2009) Researching Intimacy in Families. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Selected recent articles and book chapters

Gabb J. (2015) ‘Qualitative research: methods and methodology’ in A. E. Goldberg (eds.) Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. New York: Sage, pp.895-900

Gabb J. and Fink J. (2015) ‘Telling moments: Qualitative mixed methods research on personal relationships and family lives’, Sociology 49(5): 970–987.

Gabb J. and Fink J. (2015) ‘Telling moments: Qualitative mixed methods research on personal relationships and family lives’, Sociology

Gabb J. and Singh R. (2014) ‘Reflections on the challenges of understanding racial, cultural and sexual differences in couple relationship research’ Journal of Family Therapy, 37: 210–227 DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12044 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-6427.12044/pdf

Gabb J. and Singh R. (2014) ‘The uses of emotion maps in research and clinical practice with families and couples: methodological innovation and critical inquiry’, Family Process, 54: 185–197 DOI: 10.1111/famp.12096 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/famp.12096/pdf

Gabb J. (2013) ‘Embodying risk: managing father–child intimacy and the display of child nudity in families’, Sociology
 
Gabb J. (2012)  ‘Qualitative Research on LGBT-Parent Families’ in A. E. Goldberg and K. R. Allen (eds.) LGBT-Parent Families: Possibilities for New Research and Implications for Practice. New York: Springer, pp.324-342.
 
Gabb J. (2012) ‘The Affect of Methods’ in S. Hines and Y. Taylor (eds.), Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: pp.32-51.
 
Gabb J. (2011) ‘Troubling Displays: The Affect of Gender, Sexuality and Class’ in E. Dermott and J. Seymour (eds.) Displaying Families. A New Concept for the Sociology of Family Life, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: pp. 38-60.
 
Gabb J. (2011) 'Family Lives and Relational Living: Taking Account of Otherness', Sociological Research Online, Vol. 16(4): http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/4/10.html
  
Gabb J. (2011) ‘Introduction to Critical Concepts: Families, Intimacies and Personal Relationships’ (with Elizabeth B. Silva), Sociological Research Online Vol. 16(4): http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/4/23.html
 
Gabb J. (2010) ‘Home Truths: Ethical Issues in Family Research’, Qualitative Research, Vol. 10(4): 461-478.
 
Gabb J. (2009) ‘Researching Family Relationships: A Qualitative Mixed Methods Approach’, Methodological Innovations Online, Vol. 4(2): 37-52: http://www.pbs.plym.ac.uk/mi/pdf/12-8-09/4.%20Gabb%20-%20final%20August%209%2009.pdf
 

Dr Janet Fink

Recent books

Fink, J. and Å. Lundqvist (eds) (2010) Changing Relations of Welfare: Family, Gender and Migration in Britain and Scandinavia. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Fink, J. and Lundqvist, Å (eds) (2009) Välfärd, genus och familj. Liber: Malmö

Selected recent articles and book chapters

Fink J. (forthcoming 2012) ‘Representations of family troubles through the 20th century’ in J. Ribbens McCarthy, C. A. Hooper and V. Gillies (eds.) Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People. Bristol: Policy Press.

Fink J. (forthcoming 2012) ‘Visualising meanings and experiences of everyday life: insights from a photography walking tour’, Critical Social Policy, Vol. 32(1).

Fink J. (forthcoming 2012) ‘Marriage, divorce and the responsibilities of parents in 1950s’ British cinema’ in V. Cvetkovic and D. Olson (eds.) Fleeting Images. Lexington Books. 

Fink J. (2011) ‘For better or for worse? The dilemmas of unmarried motherhood in mid-twentieth century popular British film and fiction’, Women’s History Review, Vol. 20 (1): 145-60.  

Fink J. and K. Holden (2010) ‘Paradoxes of gender and marital status in mid-twentieth century British welfare’ in J. Fink and .Lundqvist, (eds) Changing Relations of Welfare: Family, Gender and Migration in Britain and Scandinavia. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Fink J. (2008) ‘Inside a hall of mirrors: residential care and the shifting constructions of childhood in mid-twentieth century Britain in Paedagogica Historica, Vol. XLIV (111): 287-307.

Dr Jane McCarthy

Recent books

Ribbens McCarthy J., M. Doolittle and S. Day Sclater (2012 forthcoming) Family Meanings. Bristol: Policy Press.

Ribbens McCarthy J., C. A. Hooper and V. Gillies (eds.) (2012 forthcoming) Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People. Bristol: Policy Press.

Ribbens McCarthy J. and R. Edwards (2011) Key Concepts in Family Studies. London: Sage.

Selected recent articles and book chapters

Ribbens McCarthy J. (forthcoming) ‘The powerful relational language of “family”, togetherness, belonging and personhood’, Sociological Review

Ribbens McCarthy J. (forthcoming) ‘Care after death: relationality and (the absence of) embodiment’ in C. Rogers and S. Weller (eds.) Care in Context: Understanding Caring Relations, Identities and Cultures. London: Routledge

Ribbens McCarthy J. (2010) ‘Bereavement, young people and social context’, in Barbara Monroe and Frances Kraus (eds.) Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press

Ribbens McCarthy J. (2009) ‘Young people making meaning in response to death and bereavement’ in D. E. Balk and C. Corr (eds.) Adolescent Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping. New York: Springer Press.

Ribbens McCarthy J. (2008) ‘Security, insecurity and family lives’ in A. Cochrane and D. Talbot (eds.) Security: Crime, Welfare and Society. Milton Keynes: Open University / Open University Press.

Dr Martina Klett-Davies

Recent books

Klett-Davies M. (ed.) (2010) Is parenting a class issue? London: Family & Parenting Institute.

Klett-Davies M. (ed.) (2008) Putting sibling relationships on the map: a multidisciplinary perspective. London: Family & Parenting Institute.

Klett-Davies M. (2007) Going it alone? Lone motherhood in late modernity. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Selected book chapters

Klett-Davies M. and Skaliotis E. (2009) ‘Mothers, childcare and the work-life balance’ in S.E. Hunt (ed.) Family Trends – British families since the 1950s. London: Family & Parenting Institute.

Reports

Hunt S., S. Virgo, M. Klett-Davies, A. Page and J. Apps (2011) Provider influence on the home learning environment (Part 1 & Part 2). London: Family & Parenting Institute.
http://www.familyandparenting.org/Resources/FPI/Documents/HLE_part1_5.pdf
http://www.familyandparenting.org/Resources/FPI/Documents/HLE_part2_4.pdf

Klett-Davies M., E. Skaliotis and I. Wollny (2008) Mapping and analysis of parenting services in England. London: Family & Parenting Institute.

News

  • Relationship Education Resources

    Relationship education Big Ben

    OU-Brook online relationship information resources for young people and an eLearning teaching pack designed for use in schools as part of sex and relationship education (SRE) curriculum are launched at the House of Commons (13/09/16), in an event hosted by cross-party MPs.

     


  • Impact Award

    Jacqui Gabb impact award

    In recognition of its innovative and wide ranging impact and public engagement activities, the inaugural Evelyn Gillian Research Impact Award (2016) was awarded to Jacqui Gabb at the International CRFR conference in Edinburgh.

     


  • Relationship Handbook

    Relationship handbook

    Findings have been published for a general readership in a self-help handbook, simultaneously serialized by the Daily Mail (1-5/02/2016). The Secrets of Enduring Love was launched at the Art of Relationships event hosted at the Royal Society of Arts, London, with a live performance from David McAlmont and Guy Davies.