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Keeping up appearances
Kinneret Lahad

contributes in many ways to the increasing visibility of couplehood and family life. Yael Doron, a dating advisor, tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old single woman, which reveals the difficulties inherent in spending the holiday season with her family: I’m fed up. Everybody thinks that I should help, from early in the morning, with preparations for the festive meal. The reason is that all my siblings arrive with their life partners or children. I’m fed up that everybody assumes that I should wash the dishes and tidy up afterwards. The reason for this dynamic is that

in A table for one
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Tony Fitzpatrick

can seem fairly unproblematic: (a) to save the life of a dying child by cloning him or her a genetically identical sibling, (b) to allow a lesbian couple to bear a biological child, (c) to allow a single women to have a child without donor insemination. However critics (Putnam, 1999; Wilmut et al., 2000) allege that even these apparently benign examples suggest intractable problems. In scenario (a), the cloned sibling is being treated as a means rather than as an end; in scenario (b), there may be identity problems, e.g. the child might have two biological mothers

in After the new social democracy
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

difficult for individuals. The responsibility to choose almost universally produced expressions of anxieties from parents. Those who were least likely to express worries about the process of choosing schools were characterised not by their class, location or ethnic heritage but by having an ‘old hand’ status, having already navigated the question of high school choice with older children. Having gone through the process with an older 157 All in the mix child also often provides the security of an assured place through the preference given to siblings by most state

in All in the mix
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

thought if we were to actually isolate him more and put him into a 86 Choice, what choice? private school, it would make her confidence – she hasn’t got a lot of confidence anyway and it would reduce her confidence level more. As we shall see below, the question of the impact on siblings of failing to follow their older siblings into selective education was also raised by parents in discussing grammar school education. Being made to feel ‘poor’ and the impact on siblings were not the only reservations that parents had in considering private schooling. Several also

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Everyday trajectories of activism
Hilary Pilkington

direct or primary force in political socialisation, still less the training ground for the authoritarian personality, it remains central to the contexts that shape trajectories into the EDL. Family contexts described are rarely ones of stable, strong and protective environments. Two respondents had grown up living in a mixture of parental homes, children’s homes and foster care. Rachel’s story was particularly striking; despite having been separated from her siblings and having grown up largely in care due to her mother’s alcohol problems, it was she who nursed her

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The case of mitochondrial transfer
Iain Brassington

used, it would mean that no child is ‘treated’ by the Freedom, law, politics, genes 93 technique, so much as replaced by an overwhelmingly similar sibling; but for the sake of my argument here, I think the point would be nugatory) (Wrigley et al. 2015; Liao 2017; Rulli 2017).) In short, mtDNA transfer is a form of genetic engineering that promises to make future lives appreciably better. Moreover, because mitochondria are inherited directly down the maternal line, the ability also means that mitochondrial faults that might otherwise pass down the generations

in The freedom of scientific research
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

making the choice for the first time – for those with older children, it was often the case that the younger sibling would follow the older one and the decision was effectively made. These parents also had the security of knowing that their child was guaranteed a place because of the sibling policy. They were also able to reflect on the process of choosing school having also got to know the secondary schools a bit better through their children attending them. Some who had older children were able to compare the processes of choosing now with several years ago. As the

in All in the mix
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Their lives and social contexts
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

. Specifically in the Lusaka compound of Kalingalinga, Hansen's ( 2005 : 14) research identified the prevalence of: unconventional household arrangements, including domestic groups of youth with no adult head as provider – households consisting entirely of young men, or of young women, or of siblings, and child-headed households, or households of children with a granny caretaker

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Demand-side abundance and its discontents in Hungary during the long 1960s
György Péteri

’s counterrevolutionary regime (1957–1964). I then Consumer and consumerism under state socialism 21 discuss the reception of demand-side abundance through the critical sociology of András Hegedüs and Mária Márkus. Consumers for export? Ludas Matyi was a satirical weekly published throughout the postwar and Cold War eras (1945–1992). In the years after 1956, it was edited and published in offices neighboring those of the Communist Party daily, Népszabadság. Similar to its ‘sibling’ magazines in the other state-socialist countries (such as the Soviet Krokodil, the Czechoslovak

in Overwhelmed by overflows?
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Janelle Joseph

parents, half-siblings and fictive kin, who are “like family to us” in childrearing and emotional support (Sutton, 2004 , p. 245). The MCSC demonstrates that men also preserve communities and develop social capital across the diaspora through the relationships they renew with their friends and family members at cricket matches. This is particularly true for those men who are unable or unwilling to return

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