Family Diversity: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Family / Edition 1

Family Diversity: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Family / Edition 1

by Pauline Irit Erera
ISBN-10:
0761912932
ISBN-13:
9780761912934
Pub. Date:
09/11/2001
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Overview

Family Diversity: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Family / Edition 1

This nonjudgmental, inclusive, and far-reaching text focuses on the diverse patterns of family structure prevalent in our society today. Family Diversity presents empirical research on the internal dynamics, social environments, support factors, prevalence of discrimination, and common stereotypes that account for the issues surrounding current family relations. By examining the history and nature of foster and adoptive, single-parent, lesbian/gay, step- and grandparent family units, Pauline Irit Erera is able to challenge both the idealized family prototype and the hegemony of the traditional structure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761912934
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/11/2001
Series: SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is a Family?
2. Foster Families
3. Adoptive Families
4. Single-parent Families
5. Stepfamilies
6. Lesbian and Gay Families
7. Grandparent-headed Families
8. Unraveling the Family: What We Can Learn from Family Diversity

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