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The family : diversity, inequality, and social change

Author: Philip N Cohen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Learn the facts and debunk the fictions about contemporary families.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip N Cohen
ISBN: 9780393933956 0393933954
OCLC Number: 881146273
Description: xxv, 491 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY, p.2 --
Defining Families, p.4 --
The family in sociological theory, p.13 --
Studying families, p.24 --
Moving on, p.29 --
2. THE FAMILY IN HISTORY, p.32 --
Early history, p.34 --
Origins of the american family, p.39 --
The modern family (1900-1960s), p.52 --
New family diversity (1960s-Present), p.57 --
3. RACE, ETHNICITY, AND IMMIGRATION, p.72 --
What are race and ethnicity?, p.73 --
American stories, p.83 --
Immigration, p.99 --
Intermarriage, p.106 --
4. FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CLASS, p.112 --
Theories of social class, p.114 --
The american class structure, p.122 --
Social mobility and class persistence, p.134 --
5. GENDER, p.148 --
Sex and gender, p.151 --
Perspectives on gender, p.161 --
Gender socialization, p.167 --
Gender at work, p.177 --
6. SEXUALITY, p.186 --
Sociology and sexuality, p.188 --
Sexual identity and orientation, p.189 --
The biology of human sexuality, p.196 --
Sexual behavior, p.200 --
Teen sex, p.205 --
Sexuality and health, p.213 --
7. LOVE AND ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, p.224 --
Scripting diversity, p.226 --
Love, p.228 --
Relationship rituals, p.230 --
Mate selection, p.243 --
8. Marriage and cohabitation, p.258 --
Diversity, inequality and social change, p.260 --
Who gets married, p.262 --
Who marries whom, p.275 --
Cohabitation, p.282 --
The modern married individual, p.286 --
The benefits of marriage, p.288 --
The politics of marriage, p.292 --
9. FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, p.302 --
Childbearing, p.304 --
Adoption, p.310 --
Why (not) have children?, p.312 --
Children's living arrangements, p.319 --
Parenting, p.322 --
10. DIVORCE, REMARRIAGE, AND BLENDED FAMILIES, p.342 --
For the children's sake, p.343 --
Church and state, p.345 --
Divorce rates and trends, p.347 --
Causes of divorce, p.355 --
Consequences of divorce, p.359 --
Remarriage and blended families, p.367 --
11. WORK AND FAMILIES, p.378 --
Work in institutional arenas, p.380 --
Paid work, p.383 --
Housework and child care, p.387 --
Conflicts and solutions, p.397 --
12. FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ABUSE, p.414 --
Family violence: An institutional perspective, p.416 --
What is family violence?, p.418 --
Child abuse and neglect, p.418 --
Elder abuse, p.424 --
Intimate partner violence, p.425 --
Sexual violence, p.430 --
Violence in lesbian and gay relationships, p.435 --
Declining violence, p.436 --
Consequences of family violence, p.441 --
Feminist perspectives, p.443 --
Interventions, p.447 --
13. THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY, p.452 --
Diversity, p.454 --
Inequality, p.460 --
Social change, p.466 --
Responses to family change, p.473 --
Conclusion, p.479.
Responsibility: Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland.

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