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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Edited by: Judith Treas, Jacqueline Scott and Martin Richards
eISBN: 9780470673539
Print publication date: 2014

Subject Sociology of Family and Friendships » Sociology of Family

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780470673539.2014.x

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Unprecedented social changes are taking place that pose new challenges for families. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to The Sociology of Families brings together a collection of original essays that investigate partnering, parenting, and families against the backdrop of rapid social change brought about by globalization, contested cultural values, severe economic shocks, new technologies, and widespread rethinking of welfare state protection for families today.

Written by a team of leading researchers from five continents, these newly commissioned essays maintain a focus on family inequality and diversity over the life course while offering fresh insights into new family forms and intimate relationships. Extensively reworked since its publication over a decade ago, the volume spans a broad range of topics including changes to partnering and parenting in North American, European, Asian, and Latin American families; intergenerational relationships; immigrant and transnational families; cohabitation and divorce; same-sex families; and much more. Authoritative and timely, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to The Sociology of Families offers illuminating insights into the complex processes that are transforming family life in our globalized world.

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Treas, Judith, Jacqueline Scott and Martin Richards (eds). The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 May 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780470673539_9780470673539>

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