The Family

Author: Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393933956
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Learn the facts and debunk the fictions about contemporary families.

The Family

Author: Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393639322
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Assigned at over 300 schools, The Family was an instant success due to Philip Cohen's conversational style and robust scholarship. By encouraging sociological thinking about contemporary families, The Family helps students become savvy consumers of media-reported research. In the Second Edition, Cohen examines trends in family life such as gender fluidity, sexuality in later life, and technology's transformation of romantic relationships. The book is further strengthened by expanded media resources including award-winning InQuizitive activities.

Enduring Bonds

Author: Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292391
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Enduring Bonds, Philip N. Cohen, renowned sociologist and blogger of the wildly popular and insightful Family Inequality, examines the complex landscape of today's diverse families. Through his interpretive lens and lively discussions, Cohen encourages us to alter our point of view on families, sharing new ideas about the future of marriage, the politics of research, and how data can either guide or mislead us. Deftly balancing personal stories and social science research, and accessibly written for students, Cohen shares essays that tie current events to demographic data. Class-tested in Cohen’s own lectures and courses, Enduring Bonds challenges students to think critically about the role of families, gender, and inequality in our society today.

Sociology of Families

Author: Teresa Ciabattari
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483379019
Format: PDF, ePub
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The family patterns seen in recent decades—cohabitation, divorce, nonmarital childbearing, same-sex marriage and childrearing—can seem like radical changes from the past. But upon closer examination, many are consistent with broader trends that have been going on for centuries. Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity considers this tension between change and continuity, situating families in a social, historical, and economic context, and emphasizing how these contexts create family diversity and inequality. By incorporating diverse family structures into each chapter, author Teresa Ciabattari has written a text that challenges idealized assumptions about how families should be, and instead explores the complex realities of how families actually are.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Judith Treas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111940603X
Format: PDF
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Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering, and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic, cultural, and technological change. Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, changing patterns of citizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare state protection for families Includes many European, North American and Asian examples written by a team of experts from across five continents Features coverage of previously neglected groups, including immigrant and transnational families as well as families of gays and lesbians Demonstrates how studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life across the globe Extensively reworked from the original Companion published over a decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, and the remainder has been comprehensively updated

Families and Society

Author: Scott Coltrane
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534591304
Format: PDF, ePub
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This reader is designed to promote a sociological understanding of families, while at the same time demonstrating the diversity and complexity of contemporary family life. The different parts or sections of the reader are designed to "map" onto most sociology of the family textbooks and course syllabi.

Families in Transition

Author: Nickie Charles
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861347886
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This book analyses the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century.

So How s the Family

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272277
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this new collection of thirteen essays, Arlie Russell Hochschild—author of the groundbreaking exploration of emotional labor, The Managed Heart and The Outsourced Self—focuses squarely on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life. From the “work” it takes to keep personal life personal, put feeling into work, and empathize with others; to the cultural “blur” between market and home; the effect of a social class gap on family wellbeing; and the movement of care workers around the globe, Hochschild raises deep questions about the modern age. In an eponymous essay, she even points towards a possible future in which a person asking “How’s the family?” hears the proud answer, “Couldn’t be better.”

Drugs Alcohol and Social Problems

Author: James D. Orcutt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742577422
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Unfinished Revolution

Author: Kathleen Gerson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199783322
Format: PDF
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The vast changes in family life have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of family values, but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to live out those values. The Unfinished Revolution makes clear recommendations for a new flexibility at work and at home that benefits families, encourages a thriving economy, and helps women and men integrate love and work.