The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families


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Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative <i>Companion</i> shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. <br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families.</li> <li>Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families.</li> <li>Gives special attention to European and North American examples.</li> <li>Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians.</li> <li>Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.</li> </ul>


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