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The Family / Edition 9
     

The Family / Edition 9

by J. Ross Eshleman
 

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ISBN-10: 0205302041

ISBN-13: 9780205302048

Pub. Date: 06/25/1999

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This best-selling book introduces key theoretical perspectives on families, reflects the most current data and research, and uses cross-cultural comparisons to present the most comprehensive coverage of the family. The book uses a variety of theoretical frameworks (structural/functionalist, conflict, interactionist, exchange,

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This best-selling book introduces key theoretical perspectives on families, reflects the most current data and research, and uses cross-cultural comparisons to present the most comprehensive coverage of the family. The book uses a variety of theoretical frameworks (structural/functionalist, conflict, interactionist, exchange, developmental, and feminist) to describe and analyze society's contemporary families and diverse, nontraditional lifestyles. Separate chapters look at variations among American families by race and social class. For sociologists and those involved with counseling, teaching or social work centered on the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205302048
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

part I Understanding Marriage and the Family 1(101)
Marriage and the Family: Discriplinary and Theoretical Approaches
1(33)
Marriage, Family, and Kinship Organization
34(32)
The Family and Other Systems: A Focus on Work
66(36)
part II Partner Selection and Intimate Relationships 102(124)
Patterns in the Selection of Intimate Partners
102(28)
Explanations of Partner Selection
130(30)
Sexual Norms and Relationships
160(36)
The Marital System
196(30)
part III Marriage and the Family in the United States 226(120)
U.S. Families: Characteristics, Change, and Issues
226(32)
African American Families
258(24)
Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American Families
282(26)
Social Class Variations in U.S. Families
308(38)
part IV The Life Course of Family Relationships 346(108)
The Parental System
346(38)
Parent-Child Interaction and Socialization
384(32)
The Aging Family
416(38)
part V Family Crisis and Social Policy 454(1)
Family Violence
454(32)
Divorce and Remarriage
486(42)
Family Social Policy
528

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