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The Family

The Family Author Philip N. Cohen
ISBN-10 0393639320
Release 2018-07
Pages 624
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Assigned at over 300 schools, The Family was an instant success due to Philip Cohen's conversational style and robust scholarship. By encouraging sociological thinking about contemporary families, The Family helps students become savvy consumers of media-reported research. In the Second Edition, Cohen examines trends in family life such as gender fluidity, sexuality in later life, and technology's transformation of romantic relationships. The book is further strengthened by expanded media resources including award-winning InQuizitive activities.



The Family

The Family Author Philip N Cohen
ISBN-10 0393906132
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 492
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Learn the facts and debunk the fictions about contemporary families.



Enduring Bonds

Enduring Bonds Author Philip N. Cohen
ISBN-10 9780520292390
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 272
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In Enduring Bonds, Philip N. Cohen, renowned sociologist and blogger of the wildly popular and insightful Family Inequality, examines the complex landscape of today's diverse families. Through his interpretive lens and lively discussions, Cohen encourages us to alter our point of view on families, sharing new ideas about the future of marriage, the politics of research, and how data can either guide or mislead us. Deftly balancing personal stories and social science research, and accessibly written for students, Cohen shares essays that tie current events to demographic data. Class-tested in Cohen’s own lectures and courses, Enduring Bonds challenges students to think critically about the role of families, gender, and inequality in our society today.



Sociology of Families

Sociology of Families Author Teresa Ciabattari
ISBN-10 9781483379012
Release 2016-08-16
Pages 264
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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.



The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families Author Judith Treas
ISBN-10 9781119406037
Release 2017-08-14
Pages 600
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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



Families and Society

Families and Society Author Scott Coltrane
ISBN-10 0534591302
Release 2004
Pages 517
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This reader is designed to promote a sociological understanding of families, while at the same time demonstrating the diversity and complexity of contemporary family life. The different parts or sections of the reader are designed to "map" onto most sociology of the family textbooks and course syllabi.



So How s the Family

So How s the Family Author Arlie Russell Hochschild
ISBN-10 9780520272279
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 251
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In this new collection of thirteen essays, Arlie Russell Hochschild—author of the groundbreaking exploration of emotional labor, The Managed Heart and The Outsourced Self—focuses squarely on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life. From the “work” it takes to keep personal life personal, put feeling into work, and empathize with others; to the cultural “blur” between market and home; the effect of a social class gap on family wellbeing; and the movement of care workers around the globe, Hochschild raises deep questions about the modern age. In an eponymous essay, she even points towards a possible future in which a person asking “How’s the family?” hears the proud answer, “Couldn’t be better.”



Drugs Alcohol and Social Problems

Drugs  Alcohol  and Social Problems Author James D. Orcutt
ISBN-10 9780742577428
Release 2003-09-03
Pages 304
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The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.



Diversity in family life

Diversity in family life Author Elisabetta Ruspini
ISBN-10 9781447300939
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 164
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The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a biological sexual body.



Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution

Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution Author Dimitri Mortelmans
ISBN-10 9781785364983
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 288
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Whether considered from an American or a European perspective, the past four decades have seen family life become increasingly complex. Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution examines the various stages of change through the image of a kaleidoscope, providing new insights into the field of family dynamics and diversity.



Unhitched

Unhitched Author Judith Stacey
ISBN-10 9780814783832
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 304
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Judith Stacey, 2012 winner of the Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Sociological Association. A leading expert on the family, Judith Stacey is known for her provocative research on mainstream issues. Finding herself impatient with increasingly calcified positions taken in the interminable wars over same-sex marriage, divorce, fatherlessness, marital fidelity, and the like, she struck out to profile unfamiliar cultures of contemporary love, marriage, and family values from around the world. Built on bracing original research that spans gay men’s intimacies and parenting in this country to plural and non-marital forms of family in South Africa and China, Unhitched decouples the taken for granted relationships between love, marriage, and parenthood. Countering the one-size-fits-all vision of family values, Stacey offers readers a lively, in-person introduction to these less familiar varieties of intimacy and family and to the social, political, and economic conditions that buttress and batter them. Through compelling stories of real families navigating inescapable personal and political trade-offs between desire and domesticity, the book undermines popular convictions about family, gender, and sexuality held on the left, right, and center. Taking on prejudices of both conservatives and feminists, Unhitched poses a powerful empirical challenge to the belief that the nuclear family—whether straight or gay—is the single, best way to meet our needs for intimacy and care. Stacey calls on citizens and policy-makers to make their peace with the fact that family diversity is here to stay.



The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution Author Kathleen Gerson
ISBN-10 9780199783328
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 320
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The vast changes in family life have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of family values, but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to live out those values. The Unfinished Revolution makes clear recommendations for a new flexibility at work and at home that benefits families, encourages a thriving economy, and helps women and men integrate love and work.



Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective

Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective Author Bron B Ingoldsby
ISBN-10 9780761928195
Release 2006
Pages 457
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The Second Edition of Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective travels across geographic, cultural, and historical boundaries to explore the diversity of the world’s families—in family structure, processes, history, and social and environmental contexts. Editors Bron B. Ingoldsby and Suzanna D. Smith examine a full range of topics including family origin and universality, family functions, marital structure, kinship rules, comparative research methods, family development, marriage adjustment, parenting, divorce, and aging. This comprehensive text increases students’ recognition of and respect for cultural diversity as it influences family life.



Social Problems and the Quality of Life

Social Problems and the Quality of Life Author Robert Lauer
ISBN-10 9780077516147
Release 2013-01-31
Pages
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Social Problems and the Quality of Life is a thought-provoking text providing thorough coverage of the social problems that most acutely impact the quality of our lives. Chapters define what a social problem is, and address a number of questions crucial to understanding social problems. Learning is supported through several pedagogical features such as Global Comparison boxes and public policy sections, as well as study questions, internet resources, and ample review materials.



The Enigma of Diversity

The Enigma of Diversity Author Ellen Berrey
ISBN-10 9780226246376
Release 2015-05-15
Pages 352
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Diversity these days is a hallowed American value, widely shared and honored. That’s a remarkable change from the Civil Rights era—but does this public commitment to diversity constitute a civil rights victory? What does diversity mean in contemporary America, and what are the effects of efforts to support it? Ellen Berrey digs deep into those questions in The Enigma of Diversity. Drawing on six years of fieldwork and historical sources dating back to the 1950s and making extensive use of three case studies from widely varying arenas—housing redevelopment in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, affirmative action in the University of Michigan’s admissions program, and the workings of the human resources department at a Fortune 500 company—Berrey explores the complicated, contradictory, and even troubling meanings and uses of diversity as it is invoked by different groups for different, often symbolic ends. In each case, diversity affirms inclusiveness, especially in the most coveted jobs and colleges, yet it resists fundamental change in the practices and cultures that are the foundation of social inequality. Berrey shows how this has led racial progress itself to be reimagined, transformed from a legal fight for fundamental rights to a celebration of the competitive advantages afforded by cultural differences. Powerfully argued and surprising in its conclusions, The Enigma of Diversity reveals the true cost of the public embrace of diversity: the taming of demands for racial justice.



Abusing Science

Abusing Science Author Philip Kitcher
ISBN-10 026261037X
Release 1982-01-01
Pages 213
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Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s, but since it must, Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and forcefully. Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that "scientific" Creationism be taught in high school science classes. Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive. Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers. As Kitcher argues in this rigorous but highly readable book, the integrity of science is under attack. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science--physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis. Abusing Science refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying "academic freedom" to the unorthodox. It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically, one by one, showing clearly just why they are at best misguided, at worst ludicrous.



Families in America

Families in America Author Susan Brown
ISBN-10 9780520285880
Release 2017-08
Pages 248
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"Charting the diverse pathways of family life, this book addresses how family formation and dissolution unfold over the life course with an emphasis on how these trends differ across subgroups. Reflecting larger societal patterns of economic inequality, family pathways are structured differently for the most and least advantaged. The book documents current trends in singlehood, cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing as well as widowhood, divorce, and remarriage. It also provides a critical lens for interpreting why family change occurs and its significance for the well-being of children and adults. Today's family experiences are contexualized in a larger sociohistorical context to show that family change is persistent across historical time. The challenges families face inform policy debates on topics such as welfare reform, work-life balance, and population aging. The book concludes with an assessment of how the demography of families is likely to shape the familial experiences of future generations"--Provided by publisher.