Sociology of Families / Edition 1

Sociology of Families / Edition 1

by David M. Newman, Shelley Kowalski, Jill Grigsby
     
 

ISBN-10: 076198514X

ISBN-13: 9780761985143

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761985143
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PRIVATE EXPERIENCES AND PUBLIC ISSUES
What Is a Family?
How Accurate Are Popular Images of American Families?
How Private Should Family Life Be?
How Should Individual Rights and Family Obligations be Balanced?
How do Gender and Power Influence Family Life?
How do Race, Ethnicity and Racism Affect Family Life?
How do Wealth and Poverty Determine Family Experiences?
Is the Institution of Family Breaking Down - and Society with It?
PART TWO: SOCIOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF FAMILY LIFE
The Link between Family Life and Social Science
Intimate Relationships
Love, Sex and Attraction
Gender, Marriage and Work
Parenthood and Parenting
Childhood and Childrearing
Intimate Violence
Divorce and Remarriage
Family Transitions in Adulthood
Changing American Families

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