The Sociology of the Family: A Reader

The Sociology of the Family: A Reader

by Graham Allan
     
 

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This volume provides students with the essential readings for understanding the dominant issues in the sociology of the family. The editor presents the reader with a collection of important writings that include recent and currently relevant material as well as the rich variety of empirical work conducted in this field. The book conveys the continuing significance

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This volume provides students with the essential readings for understanding the dominant issues in the sociology of the family. The editor presents the reader with a collection of important writings that include recent and currently relevant material as well as the rich variety of empirical work conducted in this field. The book conveys the continuing significance of gender in analysing the family and explores the important links between social research and social policy.

Each section of the book is introduced by the editor, setting out the key concerns of the authors whose work follows and highlighting further material that examines the different issues discussed. The volume offers an excellent introduction to anyone interested in understanding the complexity of contemporary family life. It will be essential reading for all those studying the family within sociology, social policy, social work, heath and welfare, and gender studies courses.

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‘The Sociology of the Family: A Reader, edited by Graham Allan, range wisely across topics, from gender differences in emotional work in relationships to how couples manage their money and what it means … [The chapters] sparkle with energy and enthusiasm for the subject. This volume showcases the intellectual activity in family scholarship today.’ — Linda Waite, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children and Work at the University of Chicago

‘The pieces chosen are not only of interest in their own right, but also, together with Allan’s introductions, serve as excellent guides to further reading. I cannot wait to be able to recommend this much-needed collection to students and researchers in this field.’ — Dr David Morgan, Department of Sociology, The University of Manchester

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631202684
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/09/1999
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.15(d)

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