18. Changing Families

Fluidity, Partnership, and Family Structure

  1. George Ritzer
  1. Graham Allan and
  2. Emma Head

Published Online: 2 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347388.ch18

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

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How to Cite

Allan, G. and Head, E. (2011) Changing Families, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology (ed G. Ritzer), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347388.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Keele University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330397

Online ISBN: 9781444347388

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Keywords:

  • changing families;
  • fluidity, partnership;
  • family structure;
  • flexibility and choice;
  • partnership patterns;
  • cohabitation;
  • family practices;
  • parenting;
  • emphasis on choice;
  • “negotiation”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Flexibility and Choice: The Example of Cohabitation

  • Cohabitation and Family Relationships

  • Parenting

  • Flexibility and Family Structure

  • Conclusion

  • References