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The family : diversity, inequality, and social change

Author: Philip N Cohen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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By encouraging sociological thinking about contemporary families, "The Family" helps students become savvy consumers of media-reported research. In the Second Edition, Cohen examines trends in family life such as gender fluidity, sexuality in later life, and technology<U+0019>s transformation of romantic relationships. The book is further strengthened by expanded media resources including award-winning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip N Cohen
ISBN: 0393639320 9780393639322
OCLC Number: 1013993915
Description: xxix, 507, 3, 45, 1, 30 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1: A sociology of the family. Defining families ; The family in sociological theory ; Studying families ; Trend to watch: big data ; Moving on. --
2: The family in history. Early history ; Origins of the American family ; The modern family (1900-1960s) ; New family diversity (1960-present) ; Trend to watch: urban transformation. --
3: Race, ethnicity, and immigration. What are race and ethnicity? ; American stories ; Immigration ; Intermarriage ; Trend to watch: undocumented immigration. --
4: Families and social class. Theories of social class; The American class structure ; Social mobility and class persistence ; Trend to watch: the 1 percent. --
5: Gender. Sex and gender ; Perspectives on gender ; Gender socialization ; Gender at work ; Trend to watch: women's educational advantage. --
6: Sexuality. Sociology and sexuality ; Sexual identity and orientation ; The biology of human sexuality ; Sexual behavior ; Teen sex ; Sexuality and health ; Trend to watch: pornography. --
7: Love and relationships. Scripting diversity ; Love ; Relationships rituals ; Mate selection ; Trend to watch: sex before relationships. --
8: Marriage and cohabitation. Diversity, inequality, and social change ; Who gets married ; Who marries whom ; Cohabitation ; The modern married individual ; The benefits of marriage ; The politics of marriage ; Trend to watch: cohabitation. --
9: Families and children. Childbearing ; Adoption ; Why (not) have children? ; Children's living arrangements ; Parenting ; Trend to watch: assisted reproductive technology. --
10: Divorce, remarriage, and blended families. For the children's sake ; Church and state ; Divorce rates and trends ; Causes of divorce ; Consequences of divorce ; Remarriage and blended families ; Trend to watch: gray divorce. --
11: Work and families. Work in institutional arenas ; Housework and child care ; Conflicts and solutions ; Trend to watch: local policy innovation. --
12: Family violence and abuse. Family violence: an institutional perspective ; What is family violence? ; Child abuse and neglect ; Elder abuse ; Intimate partner violence ; Sexual violence ; Violence in lesbian and gay relationships ; Declining violence ; Consequences of family violence ; Feminist perspectives ; Interventions ; Trend to watch: a less violent future? --
13: The future of the family. Diversity ; Inequality ; Social change ; Responses to family change ; Trend to watch: the limits of longevity.
Responsibility: Philip N. Cohen.

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