Sociology of Marriage and the Family: Gender, Love, and Property / Edition 5

Sociology of Marriage and the Family: Gender, Love, and Property / Edition 5

by Scott L. Coltrane, Randall Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534579604

ISBN-13: 9780534579609

Pub. Date: 08/25/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the

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This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the perspectives of critical and questioning academics (feminists, progressives, anti-racists, independent-thinkers, cross-disciplinary types, etc.) within a scholarly, well-researched text. It addresses a host of real world issues and practical concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534579609
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/25/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.23(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

1. Explaining Families. 2. The Social Ingredients of Families. 3. From Kinship Politics to Patriarchal Households. 4. The Love Revolution and the Rise of Feminism. 5. Twentieth-Century Families. 6. Families and Social Class. 7. Race, Ethnicity, and Families. 8. Love and Marriage Markets. 9. Erotic Ties: Marital and Non-Marital Sex. 10. Contraception, Childbearing, and Birth. 11. Housework, Power, and Marital Satisfaction. 12. Family Violence. 13. Divorce and Remarriage. 14. Life Transitions. 15. The Future of Families.

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