The Family in Global Perspective: A Gendered Journey / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Family in Global Perspective: A Gendered Journey examines the continually changing face of family life in the United States and from culture to culture. Written in an engaging style, the book provides a global viewpoint about family issues, enabling readers to think critically about family life in cultures beyond their own.
In The Family in Global Perspective, author Elaine J. Leeder uses various historical, theoretical, and comparative perspectives to develop a cross-cultural understanding of family life. The book examines a variety of family lives in western countries and contrasts them with those of families in parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. After comparing the history of the family in various parts of the globe, the author then looks at the impact of globalization on family structures; gendered behavior; intergenerational relationships; relationship dissolution; race, ethnicity and class issues; violence; and social policy.
The Family in Global Perspective is an ideal supplementary textbook for courses on marriage and the family in a variety of disciplines including Family Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, and Women's Studies.is an ideal supplementary textbook for courses on marriage and the family in a variety of disciplines including Family Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, and Women's Studies.
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About the Author
Elaine Leeder is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Sonoma State University. She holds an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University, a Masters of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University. From 1977 to 2001, she taught in the sociology department at Ithaca College and coordinated the social work minor. She teaches courses on social change, family violence and the treatment and prevention of family violence and social policy. She has written books and articles on radical women's history, treatment of child abuse perpetrators, domestic violence, and spirituality.
Table of Contents
Preface1. Focusing on the Family2. Defining Families in Global Terms3. Theories on the Family4. The History of the Family in the U.S.5. The History of the Family in the Semiperiphery & Periphery6. Gender & the Family7. Race, Class, Ethnicity, Caste, & Family Life8. Intimate Relationships: Love, Marriage, & Their Dissolution9. Intergenerational Relationships10. Violence & the Family11. The Future of the Family in Global PerspectiveReferencesSubject & Author Indexes