Families in Today's World: A Comparative Approach

Families in Today's World: A Comparative Approach

by David Cheal, David J. Cheal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415359309

ISBN-13: 9780415359306

Pub. Date: 07/24/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An international textbook designed as a quick introduction for students from around the world'studying sociology of family, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics in the sociology of family life.

Written in an easy access style it opens with a chapter on defining family and family structures. It then moves on to discuss over a dozen major

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An international textbook designed as a quick introduction for students from around the world'studying sociology of family, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics in the sociology of family life.

Written in an easy access style it opens with a chapter on defining family and family structures. It then moves on to discuss over a dozen major topics; from interaction and meaning in families to sexuality. David Cheal provides coverage of these topics by drawing on a variety of international material. Most of the studies focus on contemporary family life but Cheal also presents information on historical changes which have shaped family life as it is known today.

This book an incredibly valuable teaching tool as it presents diversity in family patterns through thinking about family life from a global perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415359306
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.39(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Defining Family and Family Structures 2. Interaction and Meaning in Families 3. Social Divisions 4. Social Change 5. Demographic Change 6. Family, Work and Money 7. Caring 8. Violence and Sexual Abuse 9. Family Formation 10. Parenting 11. Family Transformations 12. Kinship 13. Family and State 14. Sexuality

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