The Family

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Family structures have become increasingly diverse over recent decades. Examining contemporary theory alongside key terms and concepts, this new edition explores issues of intimacy, parenting, cohabitation and media representations. This book provides an in-depth look at the role of the family in society for all students of sociology.

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Overview

Family structures have become increasingly diverse over recent decades. Examining contemporary theory alongside key terms and concepts, this new edition explores issues of intimacy, parenting, cohabitation and media representations. This book provides an in-depth look at the role of the family in society for all students of sociology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230580169
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Skills-Based Sociology Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition,New Edition,2nd edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNE BROWN is Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leicester.

WARREN KIDD is Senior Lecturer of Education at the University of East London and is an experienced teacher of Sociology as A Level. He is author of Culture and Identity and co-author of Political Sociology.

LIZ STEEL is Head of Humanities and Social Science at Halifax New College. She is an experienced teacher of Sociology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Sociology of the Family
The Nature of the Family
Theories of the Family
Ideology, Discourse and the 'Dark Side' of Family Life
The Impact of Industrializationand Post-Industrialization:Changes in Family Structure
Family Roles, Marriage and Relationships
Family Diversity
Changing Patterns of Marriage and Divorce
Changing Generations
The Family and Social Policy

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