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Sociology of Marriage & the Family

Gender, Love, and Property

Author: Scott Coltrane,Randall Collins

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534579609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 634

View: 9605

This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the perspectives of critical and questioning academics (feminists, progressives, anti-racists, independent-thinkers, cross-disciplinary types, etc.) within a scholarly, well-researched text. It addresses a host of real world issues and practical concerns.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Gary W. Peterson,Kevin R. Bush

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461439876

Category: Social Science

Page: 914

View: 9607

The third edition of Handbook of Marriage and the Family describes, analyzes, synthesizes, and critiques the current research and theory about family relationships, family structural variations, and the role of families in society. This updated Handbook provides the most comprehensive state-of-the art assessment of the existing knowledge of family life, with particular attention to variations due to gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnic, cultural, and life-style diversity. The Handbook also aims to provide the best synthesis of our existing scholarship on families that will be a primary source for scholars and professionals but also serve as the primary graduate text for graduate courses on family relationships and the roles of families in society. In addition, the involvement of chapter authors from a variety of fields including family psychology, family sociology, child development, family studies, public health, and family therapy, gives the Handbook a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Suzanne K. Steinmetz,Marvin B. Sussman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461571510

Category: Social Science

Page: 915

View: 6955

The lucid, straightforward Preface of this Handbook by the two editors and the comprehenSIve perspec tives offered in the Introduction by one ofthem leave little for a Foreword to add. It is therefore limIted to two relevant but not intrinsically related points vis-a-vis research on marriage and the family in the interval since the fIrst Handbook (Christensen, 1964) appeared, namely: the impact on this research ofthe politicization of the New RIght! and of the Feminist Enlightenment beginning in the mid-sixties, about the time of the fIrst Handbook. In the late 1930s Willard Waller noted: "Fifty years or more ago about 1890, most people had the greatest respect for the institution called the family and wished to learn nothing whatever about it. . . . Everything that concerned the life of men and women and their children was shrouded from the light. Today much of that has been changed. Gone is the concealment of the way in which life begins, gone the irrational sanctity of the home. The aura of sentiment which once protected the family from discussion clings to it no more .... We wantto learn as much about it as we can and to understand it as thoroughly as possible, for there is a rising recognition in America that vast numbers of its families are sick-from internal frustrations and from external buffeting. We are engaged in the process of reconstructing our family institutions through criticism and discussion" (1938, pp. 3-4).

Sociology of Marriage and the Family

Gender, Love and Property

Author: Scott Coltrane,Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Randall Collins

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428815032

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning

Author: Frank D. Cox,Kevin Demmitt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113394776X

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Offering a positive view of the family, Cox's HUMAN INTIMACY: MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND ITS MEANING, Eleventh Edition discusses the characteristics of successful intimate relationships, and teaches the decision-making skills that lead to strong marriages and families. You'll find coverage of such topics as diversity within the American family (including rural and military families), gay marriage, singles, cohabitation, gender roles, theories of love, date rape and courtship violence, and parenting and life stages. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology of Families

Readings

Author: Cheryl Albers

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761986102

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

View: 7593

'Cheryl AlbersÆ reader for use in family sociology courses is a cutting edge collection of articles about cutting edge topics. She addresses nine topics central and critical to family sociology and provided thoughtful articles from diverse perspectives for each, from adolescent childbearing to the construction of family policy. This volume of readings is where the students are. It could enrich any instructor's approach to the burning questions in the field of family sociology.' ''Dana Vannoy, University of Cincinnati''

Emile Durkheim on the Family

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761912071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 271

View: 3489

This book looks this classical sociologist′s work on the family. Durkheim′s writings in this area are little known, but the family was nevertheless one of his primary interests. It brings together Durkheim′s ideas on the family from diverse sources and presents his family sociology systematically and comprehensively. His work is situated in its historical context and comparisons are drawn to present-day sociology of the family and family issues.

A Sociology of Family Life

Author: Deborah Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745695345

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7453

New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, ‘friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about ‘family', parenting, childhood and personal life. A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities. Global dimensions of intimate life are explored, including the impact of population policies on fertility in several nations; ethical dilemmas associated with reproductive technologies among different cultures; interdependencies between rich and poor nations through the globalization of domestic care; and transnational marriage strategies. This book will be indispensable for students across the social sciences interested in change in intimate relations. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Judith Treas,Jacqueline Scott,Martin Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111940603X

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 5791

Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering, and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic, cultural, and technological change. Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, changing patterns of citizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare state protection for families Includes many European, North American and Asian examples written by a team of experts from across five continents Features coverage of previously neglected groups, including immigrant and transnational families as well as families of gays and lesbians Demonstrates how studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life across the globe Extensively reworked from the original Companion published over a decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, and the remainder has been comprehensively updated

Marriage and the Family

A Christian Perspective

Author: Stephen Grunlan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620328054

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 750

The widespread use of Marriage and the Family has proved its value as a textbook covering biblical, sociological, and psychological perspectives on the family. Now this revised and updated edition brings a benchmark text into the twenty-first century with new material on family finances, economics, violence and abuse, premarital intimacy, human sexuality, and dating. Statistics and references have been updated, and graphics are designed for easier reading.With more information than ever, Marriage and the Family examines the following topics from a distinctively evangelical perspective.-The sociology of the family-Cross-cultural and intercultural perspectives-Dating and courtship-Communication and conflict resolution-Childbearing and parenting-Divorce and remarriage-Aging and deathCase studies, discussion questions, suggested reading, a glossary, and tables and illustrations offer important information in an accessible format for the classroom. The lifestyle approach of 'Marriage and the Family' offers a solid biblical foundation that gives students the tools they need to make wise choices and strengthen the family in these times.

The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521289252

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9846

Around 300 A.D. European patterns of marriage and kinship were turned on their head. What had previously been the norm - marriage to close kin - became the new taboo. The same applied to adoption, the obligation of a man to marry his brother's widow and a number of other central practices. With these changes Christian Europe broke radically from its own past and established practices which diverged markedly from those of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. In this highly original and far-reaching work Jack Goody argues that from the fourth century there developed in the northern Mediterranean a distinctive but not undifferentiated kinship system, whose growth can be attributed to the role of the Church in acquiring property formerly held by domestic groups. He suggests that the early Church, faced with the need to provide for people who had left their kin to devote themselves to the life of the Church, regulated the rules of marriage so that wealth could be channelled away from the family and into the Church. Thus the Church became an 'interitor', acquiring vast tracts of property through the alienation of familial rights. At the same time, the structure of domestic life was changed dramatically, the Church placing more emphasis on individual wishes, on conjugality, and on spiritual rather than natural kinship. Tracing the consequences of this change through to the present day, Jack Goody challenges some fundamental assumptions about the making of western society, and provides an alternative focus for future study of the European family, kinship structures and marriage patterns. The questions he raises will provoke much interest and discussion amongst anthropologists, sociologists and historians.

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Jacqueline Scott,Judith Treas,Martin Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998997

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 7537

Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families. Gives special attention to European and North American examples. Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians. Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.

Sociology of Families

Author: David M Newman,Elizabeth Grauerholz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987499

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 4731

The Second Edition of this comprehensive text on the sociology of the family features: - improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based - reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching - revised demographic essays - 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout

Sociology of Families

Change, Continuity, and Diversity

Author: Teresa Ciabattari

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483379019

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 2228

The family patterns seen in recent decades—cohabitation, divorce, nonmarital childbearing, same-sex marriage and childrearing—can seem like radical changes from the past. But upon closer examination, many are consistent with broader trends that have been going on for centuries. Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity considers this tension between change and continuity, situating families in a social, historical, and economic context, and emphasizing how these contexts create family diversity and inequality. By incorporating diverse family structures into each chapter, author Teresa Ciabattari has written a text that challenges idealized assumptions about how families should be, and instead explores the complex realities of how families actually are.

Skeletons in the Closet

A Sociological Analysis of Family Conflicts

Author: Aysan Sev’er,Jan E. Trost

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554582652

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

View: 7443

Explores areas most prone to grip family members in an unresolved interpersonal strife, the strategies individuals use to solve the issues with or without success, and the shame and isolation that conflict brings in societies that normatively expect family life to be one of joy, mutual sharing, and caring.

Sociology of the Family

Investigating Family Issues

Author: Lee D. Millar Bidwell,Brenda J. Vander Mey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 540

View: 2555

Sociology of the Family includes in every chapter an article relevant to the topic at hand. These articles include excerpts from well-known books and journal articles. A brief summary and focus questions open the article, stimulating thought; then, a set of discussion questions follows, making the book interactive and promoting active learning. The book will draw readers in with its easy to understand writing style and its catchy opening situations at the beginning of every chapter. It then covers the important topics of race, social class, and gender, in separate chapters, and addresses these issues in all subsequent chapters. This book is unlike others in which theory and research methods are briefly mentioned in an opening chapter (never to be discussed again). In Sociology of the Family, the authors not only cover theory and methods in separate chapters, but theoretical perspectives are continually applied and methodological issues are consistently discussed in consequent chapters throughout the book. Readers will also appreciate the cross-cultural focus that runs throughout the book. With a strong emphasis on cross-cultural family dynamics, this text is excellent for courses that focus primarily on the U.S. or attempt to contextualize family patterns and trends and controversies in the U.S. by comparing them with other national or global trends. For anyone interested in Sociology of Family, Marriage and Family, or Comparative Family Systems.

The Future of Marriage

Author: Jessie Bernard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300028539

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 383

View: 9854

Dr. Bernard examines recent research findings on the present nature of the marriage commitment and predicts a less restrictive role for women in future marriages.

Sociology of the Family

Author: Steven L. Nock

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 1260

A complete and balanced introduction to the sociological study of the family.

The Marriage-Go-Round

The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307773515

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.

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