Most research in the field of attachment is on the experiences of attachment, separation and loss, and their developmental course and effects. This book widens our vision to the public domain, to consider the ways in which social institutions, culture and social policy may diminish our ability to make and maintain secure attachments. It argues that collective human security depends in part on the quality of attachments amongst individuals, a quality which, in turn, is conditioned by the structures of public life. The book invites its readers to reflect on those social processes that put our security at risk and to explore the prospects for enabling change.
Marci Green is a senior lecturer in sociology, at the University of Wolverhampton. During the course of her career, she has specialized in the sociologies of work and inequality, labor migration, racism, gender, and labor relations, and has published on the political economy of racialization and immigration. She was drawn to the ideas of Attachment Theory in the mid-1990s, and has since then developed her work on Attachment and in conjunction with Politics and Sociology. In 2003, she co-edited and authored the book, Attachment and Human Survival.