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By Janet Finch

Negotiating kin Responsibilities offers an incredible new perception into modern relatives existence, relatively family relationships outdoors the extended family. whereas many of us think that the true which means of 'family' has reduced in size to the family, there's enormous proof to indicate that relationships with the broader kinfolk workforce stay a major a part of such a lot people's lives.
in line with the findings of an immense examine of kinship, and together with energetic verbatim bills of conversations with family thoughts of accountability and legal responsibility inside relations lifestyles are tested and the authors extend theories at the nature of counsel inside of households and argue that it's negotiated over the years instead of given automatically.

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She was doing more than could be expected and thereby gained the respect of other people. Her public identity, as well as her relationship with her son, was bound up in these negotiations. Many points could be drawn out of this case study. However, since it is simply being used as a preliminary example here, we shall confine ourselves to a few which seem important to make at this stage. First, people do acknowledge responsibilities to kin but—in this example at least —they do not conceive of this as following rules of obligation.

However, in this case, it would appear that the scale of emotional and practical support which had been given in the past made it possible for Marion to ask for a type of financial assistance which otherwise is rare between people of the same generation. This example brings into focus the question of rates of exchange, and how they operate in these indirect examples. How is the ‘value’ of one form of help calculated, so that it can be repaid on an appropriate scale in a different form? We are going to explore the issue of rates of exchange by considering three examples, each of which highlights different issues.

Sarah I wasn’t doing anything about getting out [pause] expecting to be rescued I think, by a knight in shining armour. But in the end it was my mother who did something about getting this house. Her mother, having accommodated Sarah and her son for three years, took the initiative to move Sarah into her own house and found the money to do so. This appears to have been an attempt on her mother’s part to redefine their relationship by making Sarah more independent of her. However, her BALANCING RESPONSIBILITIES 39 mother kept control in important ways: by keeping actual ownership of the house in her own name for some years and by monitoring Sarah’s activities quite closely, especially in relation to the care of her son.

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