The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Editor(s): Jacqueline Scott, Judith Treas, Martin Richards

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004

About this Book

Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe.

  • Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families.
  • Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children's work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families.
  • Gives special attention to European and North American examples.
  • Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians.
  • Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Families in a Global World

  2. Part II: Life-Course Perspectives on the Family

  3. Part III: Inequality and Diversity

  4. Part IV: Changing Family Forms and Relationships

    1. Chapter 18

      Trends in the Formation and Dissolution of Couples (pages 306–321)

      Joanne J. Paetsch, Nicholas M. Bala, Lorne D. Bertrand and Lisa Glennon

  5. Part V: Changing Social Context

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