Chapter 1. Globalization and Western Bias in Family Sociology

  1. Jacqueline Scott,
  2. Judith Treas and
  3. Martin Richards
  1. Don Edgar

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch1

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

How to Cite

Edgar, D. (2004) Globalization and Western Bias in Family Sociology, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (eds J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

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Keywords:

  • family sociology;
  • western bias;
  • globalization;
  • family structure;
  • government-family relations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Globalization and the Place of Family versus Individual

  • New Forms of State and Family Agency

  • The Importance of Family, Locality, and New Identity Networks

  • Giddens and the Place of Individual Agency

  • The Continued Centrality of Family

  • Globalization and Its Impacts on Family Life

  • Non-Western Family Realities

  • Globalization's Differential Impact on Family Life

  • Gender Differences and Work-Family Links

  • Restoring Family resources and Agency to the Debate