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Families, Households and Society
     

Families, Households and Society

by Graham Allan, Graham Crow
 

Patterns of household and family life are changing radically, leading sociologists to develop new conceptualizations and understandings of the relationships involved. This book examines the character of these changes, exploring the growing diversity there is in people's domestic circumstances. It is particularly concerned with the blurred boundaries between

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Patterns of household and family life are changing radically, leading sociologists to develop new conceptualizations and understandings of the relationships involved. This book examines the character of these changes, exploring the growing diversity there is in people's domestic circumstances. It is particularly concerned with the blurred boundaries between households and families, and the tensions that can arise in the solidarities and obligations experienced as household and family processes unfold.

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This book examines the character of recent changes in family patterns and household organization. It provides a systematic overview of these changes, and places them their wider economic, social, and demographic contexts. Particular attention is paid to the growth of new forms of solidarity and fragmentation within families and households, including cohabitation, divorce, lone-parent households, and stepfamilies. The book also focuses on the dynamics of family and household organization, emphasizing the changes that occur in domestic relationships over the course a lifetime. Allan teaches social relations at Keel University. Crow teaches sociology at the University of Southhampton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333693063
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Sociology for a Changing World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.80(d)

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Graham Allan is Reader in Sociology at the University of Southampton.

Graham Crow is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton.

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