The Family

The Family : A Sociological Interpretation

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This text is designed for courses on family relations, sociology of the family or classes dealing with the family from a sociological perspective. Students are encouraged to think sociologically about what is happening in families today and why. The book integrates three theoretical concepts throughout - patriarchy, individual embeddedness, and institutional embeddedness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 20mm | 662.26g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0155019252
  • 9780155019256

Table of contents

Introduction to family study; family structures and varieties; family varieties exemplified - Nayar, Afghan, Chinese, Russian; antecedents of the modern US family; the family in a differentiated society - toward a theoretical perspective; family subcultures and subsocieties in the United States; fertility and the US family; the socialization process; prelude to pairing in the United States; choosing a partner in the United States; marital adjustments; marital roles; marriage - communication and satisfaction; kinship relations; aging and the family in the United States; stress, crisis and violence in the family; divorce, death and remarriage; alternative lifestyles; the family - today and tomorrow.
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