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Contemporary Adulthood
Adulthood holds a paradoxical position in sociology. It is a central category insofar as it provides the unarticulated background to a majority of social enquiries, but it is largely defined byExpand
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Coming of age in times of uncertainty
Adulthood is taken for granted. It connotes the end of childhood, the resolution to the "storm and stress" period of adolescence. This conception is strongly entrenched in the sociology of youth andExpand
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Adulthood: The Contemporary Redefinition of a Social Category
Social trends such as delayed or forfeited family formation, postponed home leaving and allegedly infantilising leisure practices are often marshalled in support of a long standing social scientificExpand
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Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation
approach is that rather than merely telling the true stories from his own legal cases, he frequently uses excerpts from penal codes, verbatim legal motions, and lists of discovery documents thatExpand
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Intimacy as freedom
Friendship arguably offers itself as the freest of all human associations. A weakness of cultural prescription opens a terrain in which intimacy can be lived in a trust relationship that personifiesExpand
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Adulthood and the changing semantics of youth
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“This is Our Family. We do not Hide Who we are”: Stigma and Disclosure Decisions of Lesbian Parents in Australian Early Childhood Settings
ABSTRACT This article discusses findings from a study that examined how lesbian parents make disclosure decisions in early childhood (EC) settings. Using an online survey, 62 lesbian parents inExpand
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