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Family Hold Back:Displaying Families in the Single-Location Home/Workplace

Seymour, Julie

Authors

Julie Seymour J.D.Seymour@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

This chapter, in keeping with the overall aim of this volume, takes up Finch?s invitation to assess and develop the new concept of „Displaying Families? (Finch 2007). It aims particularly, as proposed in the original article, to use empirical data to develop and re-examine the concept (op. cit.: 73) and to open up further questions for discussion. Displaying Families was presented as both an empirical activity and an analytic concept and this chapter will initially focus on the former to allow the development of the latter. The chapter will examine the situation of families who are living in the workplace to interrogate the utility of the concept in arenas where public/private or commercial/domestic contexts become conflated. It will draw on my research on families running hotels, pubs and boarding houses in the UK (Seymour 2005, 2007) but also reference other studies of such situations in non-United Kingdom settings and different cultural traditions (Lynch et al. 2009a; Lashley et al. 2007) to consider the international applicability of the new concept

Publication Date Aug 26, 2011
Pages 160 - 174
Book Title Displaying families: a new concept for the sociology of family life
ISBN 978-0-23024-613-3
APA6 Citation Seymour, J. (2011). Family Hold Back:Displaying Families in the Single-Location Home/Workplace. Displaying families: a new concept for the sociology of family life, 160 - 174. Palgrave Macmillan