Sociology of Families : Change, Continuity, and Diversity, Paperback / softback Book

Sociology of Families : Change, Continuity, and Diversity Paperback / softback



The family patterns seen in recent decades-cohabitation, divorce, nonmarital childbearing, same-sex marriage and childrearing-can seem like radical changes from the past.

But upon closer examination, many are consistent with broader trends that have been going on for centuries.

Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity considers this tension between change and continuity, situating families in a social, historical, and economic context, and emphasizing how these contexts create family diversity and inequality.

By incorporating diverse family structures into each chapter, author Teresa Ciabattari has written a text that challenges idealized assumptions about how families should be, and instead explores the complex realities of how families actually are.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
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  • Category: Sociology: family & relationships
  • ISBN: 9781483379029



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