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The Blackwell companion to the sociology of families

Author: Jacqueline L Scott; Judith Treas; Martin Richards
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2004.
Series: Blackwell companions to sociology, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of essays on the sociology of families tackles a range of issues that are relevant to family life today, such as social inequality, parenting practices, children's work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and the challenges that confront multi-cultural families.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline L Scott; Judith Treas; Martin Richards
ISBN: 0631221581 9780631221586
OCLC Number: 51728704
Description: xxv, 596 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Families in a global world. 1. Globalization and western bias in family sociology / Don Edgar --
2. Changing European families: trends and issues / Kathleen Kiernan --
3. Recent demographic trends in the US and implications for well-being / Sinikka Elliott, Debra Umberson --
4. Children, families, states, and changing citizenship / Hilary Land --
5. Families and local communities / Graham Crow, Catherine Maclean --
pt. II. Life-course perspectives on the family. 6. Generations, the life course, and family change / J. Beth Mabry, Roseann Giarrusso, Vern L. Bengtson --
7. Children's families / Jacqueline Scott --
8. Aging and the life course / Chris Phillipson, Graham Allan --
9. Parenting practices / Duane F. Alwin --
10. Time, through the life course, in the family / Jonathan Gershuny --
pt. III. Inequality and diversity. Inequality and the family / Philip N. Cohen, Danielle MacCartney --
12. Families of the poor / Robert Walker, Claire Collins --
13. Social capital and the family / Frank F. Furstenberg, Sarah B. Kaplan --
14. Family, the state, and health care: changing roles in the new century / Ronald J. Angel, Jacqueline L. Angel --
15. Immigrant families in the US / Karen Pyke --
16. Immigrant families in the UK / Alison Shaw --
pt. IV. Changing family forms and relationships. 17. Religion, romantic love, and the family / Bryan S. Turner --
18. Trends in the formation and dissolution of couples / Joanne J. Paetsch ... [and others] --
19. Children, families, and divorce / Jan Pryor, Liz Trinder --
20. The lesbian and gay family / Jeffrey Weeks, Brian Heaphy, Catherine Donovam [sic, i.e. Donovan] --
21. Couples and their networks / Eric Widmer --
22. Men in families and households / David H.J. Morgan --
pt. V. Changing social contexts. 23. Sex and family: changes and challenges / Judith Treas --
24. Feminism and the family / Michelle Budig --
25. Work and families / Shirley Dex --
26. Public policy and families / Wendy Sigle-Rushton, Catherine Kenney --
27. Assisted reproduction, genetic technologies, and family life / Martin Richards --
28. Families in a runaway world / Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to sociology, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Jacqueline L. Scott, Judith K. Treas, and Martin Richards.
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This volume of essays on the sociology of families tackles a range of issues that are relevant to family life today, such as social inequality, parenting practices, children's work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and the challenges that confront multi-cultural families.

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