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- ItemA 10-year portrait of theorizing in family gerontology: Making the mosaic visible(Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2020-06) Humble, Áine M.; Seidel, Amber J.; Yorgason, Jeremy B.; Redden, MarcoBased on a content analysis of family gerontology empirical studies in 13 journals (2009–2018), this article identifies theories currently being used and provides suggestions for future family gerontology theorizing. Family gerontologists are now using a greater range of theories than they were in the 1990s, including many middle‐range ones, and more scholars are citing multiple theories in their publications. Ways to advance family gerontology theorizing are to integrate more gerontology content into family theory textbooks, link middle‐range theories to broader general theories, and discuss how to use multiple theories effectively in research. Commonly used and emerging theories in family gerontology research can also be closely examined, and findings related to intersectionality and intergenerational ambivalence are briefly examined as examples of emerging theories used to study later‐life families.
- ItemCanada's patchwork policy: Family policy in the Canadian context(Springer, 2014) Rose, Hilary A.; Humble, Áine M.Book description: Family policy holds a particular status in the quest for a more equitable world as it intersects the rights of women, children, and workers. But despite local and global efforts and initiatives, the state of family policy in different areas of the world varies widely. Through a cross-section of countries on six continents, Family Policies Across the Globe offers the current state of the laws concerning family life, structure, and services, providing historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context. Lucidly written chapters analyze key aspects of family definition, marriage, child well-being, work/family balance, and family assistance, reviewing underlying social issues and controversies as they exist in each country. Details of challenges to implementation and methods of evaluating policy outcomes bring practical realities into sharp focus, and each chapter concludes with recommendations for improvement at the research, service, and governmental levels. The result is an important comparative look at how governments support families, and how societies perceive themselves as they evolve. Among the issues covered: Sierra Leone: toward sustainable family policies. Russia: folkways versus state-ways. Japan: policy responses to a declining population. Australia: reform, revolutions, and lingering effects. Canada: a patchwork policy. Colombia: a focus on policies for vulnerable families.
- ItemCaregivers’ retirement congruency: A case for caregiver support(The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2012-04) Humble, Áine M.; Keefe, Janice M.; Auton, Greg M.Using the concept of retirement congruency (RC), which takes into account greater variation in retirement decisions (low, moderate, or high RC) than a dichotomous conceptualization (forced versus chosen), multinomial logistic regression was conducted on a sample of caregivers from the 2002 Canadian General Social Survey who were retired from employment (n = 700). Different variables increased the risk of having low and moderate RC, when both were compared to high RC. Factors predicting low RC (versus moderate RC), were similar but not identical to those predicting low RC (versus high RC). Retiring for health reasons and job problems were significant in all three comparisons. Retiring to give care only increased the probability of having moderate RC, compared to high RC, indicating that many employed caregivers who voluntarily retired because of caregiving responsibilities still expressed a desire to have remained in the labor force. Results raise questions about which policy domain—income security or labor—is most appropriate within this context.
- ItemCultivating the family studies terrain: A synthesis of qualitative conceptual articles(Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2014) Sharp, Elizabeth; Zvonkovic, Anisa; Humble, Áine M.; Radina, M. EliseWith the intent of cultivating the family studies field, we review and synthesize conceptual discussions of qualitative work published since 1985 in the field of family studies. We critically examine the extent to which conditions in the field offer richness and sustainability for qualitative scholarship. We classify discussions by 3 overarching patterns: (a) appreciating, (b) expanding, and (c) improving qualitative research. Using these patterns as a framework, we encourage scholars to spend less attention appreciating qualitative research and calling for expansion. We recommend instead more critical engagement, greater synthesis, and contemplation of fertile issues accompanying the vast (existing and potential) territory of qualitative research in family studies.
- ItemEnd-of-life preparations among LGBT older Canadian adults: The missing conversation(International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2019-03) de Vries, Brian; Gutman, Gloria; Humble, Áine M.; Gahagan, Jaqueline; Chamberland, Line; Aubert, Patrick; Fast, Janet; Mock, StevenLGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) older adults are more likely than their heterosexual peers to age with limited support in stigmatizing environments often poorly served by traditional social services challenging their preparedness for end of life. Fourteen focus groups and three individual interviews were conducted in five Canadian cities with gay/bisexual men (5 groups; 40 participants), lesbian/bisexual women (5 groups; 29 participants), and transgender persons (3 interviews, 4 groups; 24 participants). Four superordinate themes were identified: (a) motivators and obstacles, (b) relationship concerns, (c) dynamics of LGBT culture and lives, and (d) institutional concerns. Several pressing issues emerged including depression and isolation (more common among gay and bisexual men), financial/class issues (lesbian and bisexual women), and uncomfortable interactions with health-care providers (transgender participants). These findings highlight the challenges and complexities in end-of-life preparation within LGBT communities.
- ItemFamily work and relationships: Lessons from families of men whose jobs require travel(Family Relations, 2005-07) Zvonkovic, Anisa M.; Solomon, Catherine R.; Humble, Áine M.; Manoogian, MargaretThis study explores how family members experience their lives when family breadwinners must be absent from home because of their jobs. Informed by general systems theory and contextual perspectives, we described wives’ family work that supports the breadwinner role and maintains the emotional connections among family members. From our findings about how families of commercial fishermen and long‐haul truckers manage their time and their paid and unpaid work, we applied their challenges and strategies to other families experiencing difficulties related to time and work involvement.
- ItemFeminism and mentoring of graduate students(Family Relations, 2006-01) Humble, Áine M.; Solomon, Catherine R.; Allen, Katherine R.; Blaisure, Karen R.; Johnson, Michael P.A small body of mentoring literature exists, but how mentoring relates to feminist supervision of graduate students has not been explicitly addressed. Because mentoring typically socializes individuals into a preexisting structure that feminist scholars may be challenging, critiquing, and attempting to change, important considerations arise for feminist mentoring. Three established feminist educators’ stories of mentoring are presented. Commonalities and concerns are identified, and implications for graduate pedagogy are presented.
- ItemFinal report: Retirement processes and outcomes of individuals who retire to give care(Atlantic Research Centre for Family-Work Issues, 2009-08) Humble, Áine
- ItemA Freirean approach to family life education: Conducting a graduate institute in Jamaica(Convergence,, 2006) Taber, Nancy; Humble, Áine M.; Norris, DeborahThis paper discusses an international, intensive 10-day graduate institute called A Freirean Approach to Family Life Education, conducted in Jamaica. Details on the coordination of the programme and administration of the course are given, and then a brief overview of Jamaican families is provided. Emancipatory family life education is described, drawing on both Paulo Freire's work and Freirean-influenced work. Final sections of the paper describe the planning and experience of the institute. Issues of cultural divergence and convergence are explored, focusing on family diversity and sexual orientation. Pedagogical recommendations for educators involved in cross-cultural Freirean adult education are provided, including the importance of international educators being prepared to take a stand to support social justice.
- ItemHow qualitative data analysis happens: Moving beyond “themes emerged”(Routledge, 2019) Humble, Áine M.; Radina, EliseHow is qualitative data actually collected, analyzed, and accomplished? Real stories of How Qualitative Data Analysis Occurs: Moving Beyond "Themes Emerged" offers an in-depth look into how qualitative social science researchers studying family issues and dynamics approach their data analyses. It moves beyond the usual vague statement of "themes emerged from the data" to show readers how researchers actively and consciously arrive at their themes and conclusions, revealing the complexity and time involved in making sense of thousands of pages of interview data, multiple data sources, and diverse types of data. How Qualitative Data Analysis Occurs focuses on a diversity of topics in family research across the life course. The various authors provide detailed narratives into how they analyzed their data from previous publications, and what methodologies they used, ranging from arts-based research, autoethnography, community-based participatory research, ethnography, grounded theory, to narrative analysis. Supplemental figures, images, and screenshots which are referred to in the chapters, are included in an accompanying eResource, as well as links to the previously published work on which the chapters are based. This book is an invaluable resource for experienced and novice qualitative researchers throughout the social sciences.