Sociology of Families / Edition 2

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Overview

David Newman re-establishes sociology of the family as a key area in undergraduate studies, and guarantees the renaissance of this once preeminent discipline within sociology. The first part of the book is constructed as a series of issues, whilst the second part provides a theoretical and scholarly overview of the discipline — enlivened by visual essays and a quality of writing never seen before in a textbook on this subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761987499
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/19/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 376,005
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, Ph D 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David went to De Pauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (SAGE, 2014); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Mc Graw-Hill, 2012); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (Mc Graw-Hill, 2009). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of “second chance” narratives in everyday life.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Examining Family Issues and Controversies 1
Issue 1 What Is a Family? 2
Issue 2 Is the Institution of Family Breaking Down - and Society with It? 18
Issue 3 How Private Should Family Life Be? 38
Issue 4 How Should Individual Rights and Family Obligations Be Balanced? 52
Issue 5 Does Religion Help or Hurt Families? 64
Pt. II Thinking Sociologically About Families
Ch. 1 The Sociological Study of Family Life 81
Ch. 2 Gender and Families 109
Ch. 3 Race, Ethnicity, and Families 141
Ch. 4 Wealth, Poverty, and Families 165
Pt. III Investigating Families over the Life Course 195
Ch. 5 Love, Sexuality, and Attraction 197
Ch. 6 Couplehood and Marriage 241
Ch. 7 Work Life and Family Life 277
Ch. 8 Parenthood and Parenting 321
Ch. 9 Childhood and Child Rearing 357
Ch. 10 Intimate Violence 395
Ch. 11 Divorce and Remarriage 437
Ch. 12 Family Transitions in Adulthood 479
Ch. 13 Families in a Changing Society 517
References 554
Credits 585
Glossary/Index 587
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