ISBN-10:
0761928375
ISBN-13:
9780761928379
Pub. Date:
12/11/2003
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The Family in Global Perspective: A Gendered Journey / Edition 1

The Family in Global Perspective: A Gendered Journey / Edition 1

by Elaine J. LeederElaine J. Leeder
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761928379
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/11/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Preface
1. Focusing on the Family
2. Defining Families in Global Terms
3. Theories on the Family
4. The History of the Family in the U.S.
5. The History of the Family in the Semiperiphery & Periphery
6. Gender & the Family
7. Race, Class, Ethnicity, Caste, & Family Life
8. Intimate Relationships: Love, Marriage, & Their Dissolution
9. Intergenerational Relationships
10. Violence & the Family
11. The Future of the Family in Global Perspective
References
Subject & Author Indexes

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