By Jennie Bristow.
Next year, 2018, will mark the centenary of British women gaining the right to vote. It was a qualified right, restricted to a particular section of women, but a crucial step forwards in the fight for women’s equality, leading quickly to the extension of suffrage in 1928. And look where we are now.
Dr. Julia Carter’s research on ‘living-apart together’ relationships explores the significance of a growing form of coupledom in British society. LAT relationships are under-represented in British society, both in social surveys and family policies, as well as main stream consciousness. In this interview with The Sociological Review, Julia’s colleague Professor Simon Duncan – who led the research project on LAT relationships – talks about the gendered dimension of LAT, emphasising the varied forms women’s agency takes in LAT relationships. The interview can be found here
If you are interested in reading Professor Duncan’s article on ‘Women’s Agency in Living Apart Together’ it may be found here.