Future Families: Diverse Forms, Rich Possibilities

Future Families: Diverse Forms, Rich Possibilities

Author(s): Ross D. Parke

Published Online: 6 SEP 2013 08:44PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470674451

Online ISBN: 9781118602386

DOI: 10.1002/9781118602386

About this Book

Future Families explores the variety of family forms which characterize our contemporary culture, while addressing the implications of these increasingly diverse family units on child development.

  • Reveals the diversity of new family forms based on the most current research on fathers, same-gender parents, new reproductive technologies, and immigrant families
  • Illustrates that children and adults can thrive in a variety of non-traditional family forms
  • Shows the interrelatedness of new trends in family organization through the common themes of embedded families and caregiving in community and cultural contexts
  • Features an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from works in areas that include child development, family studies, sociology, cross-cultural scholarship, ethnic studies, biology, neuroscience, anthropology and even architecture
  • Sets an agenda for future research in the area of families by identifying important gaps in our knowledge about families and parenting

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