theory was intended to ameliorate: enforced separation from the primary caregiver and infant distress. It therefore had a moral dimension from the start. It was intended to promote familial love and relational bonds as realities worth taking very seriously. It is testament to its success that practices in this regard are generally a good deal more humane. Thus, seen as a set of ideas about the importance of love, care, attention, affection, sensitivity and reciprocity, attachment theory was radical and innovative at the time it was developed, challenging widely held
Love, sexuality, and
Brownfield Copeland, a fictionalized character in The third life of Grange Copeland, is the son of black sharecroppers who is left mostly unattended by his parents, at least until he starts
picking cotton at the age of six. His family lives in dire poverty in
a two-room Georgia shack, where Brownfield watches his father
“freeze up” with fear and humbleness when the white landowners
come around. Outside their presence, however, he is a binge-
drinking, womanizing, patriarchal tyrant who routinely beats his
This book presents a psychosocial examination of the changing relationships between users of services, professionals and managers in the post-war welfare state. It: develops practice-based perspectives on changing social relations of care; discusses the psychic dimensions of entitlement, risk, responsibility, compassion and dependency in the welfare system; develops a grid to link the interpersonal, institutional and sociopolitical dimensions of successive post-war welfare settlements; explores the potential contribution of psychoanalytic concepts to social policy and practice.
This book is aimed at all those who have an interest in the development of responsive welfare institutions, including policy makers, professionals and academics.
When we love children we acknowledge by our every action that they are not property, that they have rights –that we respect and uphold their rights. Without justice there can be no love. ( hooks, 2001 : 30)
This systematic literature review will explore the significance of ‘love’ in relation to the link between looked-after children (LAC) and child sexual exploitation (CSE) within a social work context. Historically, CSE has been understood through a criminal lens that positions young people with experience of CSE as ‘child prostitutes’ and
Great is the enterprise I have in mind. I am going to tell how Love, that fickle child, may captured be; Love that is wandering up and down in this wide world of ours. Airy is he, possessed of wings to fly withal. How shall we stay his flight? (Ovid , 1937 , p 137)
In this chapter, we briefly summarise the origins of attachment theory. There are many other works to which the reader may refer for a more comprehensive view. 2 The account we give here is necessarily brief and intended primarily to give a sense of the intellectual and conceptual
and to show how particular emotions manifest during career stages. We posed the main research question: How do emotions shape the career trajectories of precarious journalists?
By examining how emotions structure the career paths of journalists, this study makes a twofold contribution to journalism research and the sociology of emotions. First, the longitudinal research design represents a unique contribution, as previous studies were limited to conceptualising love and passion as important motivators in creative professions ( Duffy, 2017 ), but did not provide
Love and emancipation
In this chapter, women’s identities are conceptualised in terms of two poles –
love and emancipation. In the Sostris case studies of women from varied
backgrounds, these polarities were frequently seen to interact in the women’s
lives, to the point of cross-fertilisation, leading to new orientations. We have
chosen the cases of three women whose circumstances are in some respects
strikingly similar and in others notably different. Together these cases indicate
new patterns in contemporary European
about how the gang was ‘like a family on the streets’. Shaun described the strength of feeling that he had for the gang as akin to ‘love’.
What was also revealed in the participants’ descriptions of close relationships, was the gendered hierarchy of relations. The participants’ reflections of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) perpetration presented a contradictory set of values. There was a disconnect between the espousal of anti-violence against women, as well as respect-for-women rhetoric, which was part of the narrative of the men’s victimhood in childhood as
Although love has not been a main topic in modern sociology, its fate has been discussed continuously ( Fromm, 1956 ; Alberoni, 1996 ). Significant sociologists of love agree that romantic love historically increased personal freedom, since it meant a move away from defining couplehood based on pragmatic economic criteria to defining it based on the feelings of the individuals in love ( Giddens, 2013 ; Alberoni, 1996 ; Illouz, 2019 ). How to understand conditions and tendencies characterising contemporary intimate romantic relationships is