The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

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

Published Online: 21 MAR 2014 08:41PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470673539

Online ISBN: 9781118374085

DOI: 10.1002/9781118374085

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Global Perspectives on Families

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  2. Part II: Diversity, Inequality, and Immigration

    1. Chapter 6

      Same-Sex Families (pages 109–131)

      Timothy J. Biblarz, Megan Carroll and Nathaniel Burke

    1. Chapter 8

      Transnational Families (pages 155–175)

      Loretta Baldassar, Majella Kilkey, Laura Merla and Raelene Wilding

  3. Part III: Family Forms and Family Influences

    1. Chapter 13

      Health and Families (pages 255–276)

      Deborah Carr, Kristen W. Springer and Kristi Williams

  4. Part IV: Family Processes

  5. Part V: Life Course Perspectives

  6. Part VI: Families in Context

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