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The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

eISBN: 9780631221586
Print publication date: 2003

Subject Sociology of Family and Friendships » Sociology of Family

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631221586.2003.x

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The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families is an authoritative volume of original essays by expert contributors. it tackles a range of issues relevant to family life today, such as social inequality, parenting practices, children's work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and challenges confronting multicultural familes.

Each essay examines the changing family forms and relationships as well as the changing social context (by way of globalization, technological innovation, state policy, religion, employment, and community) that shapes modern family life. From an explicitly comparative perspective, the authors provide a selective overview of empirical research and address emerging issues. Families in Europe and North america are given speicial attention, with discussion of previously neglected groups including immigrant families and gays and lesbians.

The Companion shows how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of children and parents over the life course, and shifted the ties that bind different generations. This exceptional volume shows why the study of social change in families is a necessary key for understanding the transformations in indicidual and social life across the glove.

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SCOTT, JACQUELINE, JUDITH TREAS and MARTIN RICHARDS (eds). The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Blackwell Reference Online. 16 July 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631221586_9780631221586>

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