Families, Households, and Society


Author: Graham Allan,Graham Crow
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333693063
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Patterns of household and family life are changing radically, leading sociologists to develop new conceptualizations and understandings of the relationships involved. This book examines the character of these changes, exploring the growing diversity there is in people's domestic circumstances. It is particularly concerned with the blurred boundaries between households and families, and the tensions that can arise in the solidarities and obligations experienced as household and family processes unfold.

Families, Labour and Love

Family Diversity in a Changing World
Author: Maureen Baker
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774808491
Category: Education
Page: 320
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We think of our family life as very personal, but in fact it isshaped by influences well beyond our control. Families, Labour andLove identifies the ways in which family and personal life inthree 'settler' societies - Australia, New Zealand and Canada -has been shaped by colonisation, immigration, globalisation,demographic changes, law and policy. Richly illustrated with examples,comparative data and textual sources, Families, Labour andLove provides a broad-ranging analysis of the family which willappeal to students, researchers and policy-makers.

Changing Family Values


Author: Gill Jagger,Caroline Wright
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415149587
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
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Changing Family Values offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates and new research surrounding the family. It explores how we define traditional family values and how these values are perceived as being underthreat in contemporary society. Ranging across politics, social policy, law and sociology, the contributors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. Issues covered include: * the recent backlash against single mothers * lesbian and gay families and the law * men's changing roles within the family * the future of the nuclear family. This book is ideal for courses covering the family, a central topic in sociology and women's studies.

Introducing Sociology for AS Level


Author: Ken Browne
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745635601
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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The second edition of Ken Browne′s highly successful Introducing Sociology for AS–level provides in–depth and up–to–date coverage of the complete specification for AQA AS–level sociology. The first edition of this book was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, and student–friendly style. In this second edition, all of the chapters have been revised to include new studies, reports and statistics. Key sociological terms are now systematically highlighted all the way through the book, and included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students′ understanding further. Fuller consideration of issues of identity has been given throughout the text. More detailed advice has been provided on coursework, including a top–mark example to show students exactly what they have to do to achieve the highest grades. What′s more, two authentic exam questions are now included on every topic. Pitched at exactly the right level for AS sociology, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, and a sound basis for progression to A2. A host of cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, and spider diagrams help to enliven the text, as well as reinforcing key issues. Web sites and web–based activities are included throughout, encouraging students to engage with the most recent social changes, and developments in sociology. Although it assumes no previous knowledge of sociology, its dedicated and in–depth coverage of all the AQA′s AS topics provides a useful reference tool for the synoptic elements at A2. The second edition of Introducing Sociology for AS Level combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone following the AQA specifications.

A Sociology of Family Life


Author: Deborah Chambers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695345
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, ‘friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about ‘family', parenting, childhood and personal life. A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities. Global dimensions of intimate life are explored, including the impact of population policies on fertility in several nations; ethical dilemmas associated with reproductive technologies among different cultures; interdependencies between rich and poor nations through the globalization of domestic care; and transnational marriage strategies. This book will be indispensable for students across the social sciences interested in change in intimate relations. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies

Economic Disparity, Cultural Diversity and Development
Author: J. E. Goldthorpe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521578004
Category: History
Page: 279
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An analysis of the disparity between rich and poor countries, and a discussion of the problems of the poor countries.

Sociology

A Global Introduction
Author: John J. Macionis,Ken Plummer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131287464
Category: Social Science
Page: 786
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Third edition Sociology A Global IntroductionSociology: a global introduction represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. International in outlook and culturally wide-ranging, it addresses the fundamental issue of how the modern world may be dramatically changing.Key features Sociology is made immediate and real, through diverse examples, illustration and statistical evidence A story is told. Consolidating previous editions' successful organisation, a broad picture of societies and cultures developing over time is painted. The globalised world order of today is shown in its richness full of contradiction, inequality and achievement. Cutting-edge coverage and argument, firmly grounded in topical issues and current debates, bring the subject to life, engaging, exciting and challenging the reader A range of in-text features encourages students to identify core themes and theories, critique arguments, compare and contrast, and investigate further. Extensive supplementary resources for lecturer and students assist and enrich teaching and learning New to this edition Fully updated to include latest debates and recent data New material on sport, disability and youth culture More on globalisation, consumption, identity and the body New 'Research in Action' feature presents methodology in context.

Sociology of Families


Author: David M Newman,Elizabeth Grauerholz
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987499
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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The Second Edition of this comprehensive text on the sociology of the family features: - improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based - reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching - revised demographic essays - 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout

Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology Coursebook


Author: Chris Livesey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107673399
Category: Education
Page: 380
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This revised set of resources for Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology syllabus (9699) is thoroughly updated for the latest syllabus. Written by a highly experienced author, the Coursebook provides comprehensive support for the syllabus. Accessible language combined with the clear, visually-engaging layout makes this an ideal resource for the course. Discussion of significant sociological research, case studies, explanation of key terms and questions within the text reinforce knowledge. Stimulating activities build interpretation and application as well as analytical and evaluation skills. Revision checklists help in consolidating understanding. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teacher's CD-ROM is also available.

Vietnam in a Changing World


Author: Carolyn Gates,Irene Noerlund,Vu Cao Dam Vu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136778047
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The last two decades saw Vietnam largely isolated in the world, but during this time economic reform and development slowly gathered pace. Recent events have led to Vietnams rapid re-emergence into the world and an escalation of economic changes. A unique insight into these changes.

Changing Societies

Essential Sociology for Our Times
Author: Anthony M. Orum,John Wallace Claire Johnstone,Stephanie Riger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693290
Category: Social Science
Page: 550
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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action."

Beyond the Nuclear Family

Families in a Configurational Perspective
Author: Eric Widmer,Riitta Jallinoja
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039117048
Category: Social Science
Page: 401
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The importance of significant family contexts that are not easily circumscribed with reference to a household or a limited set of family roles has been underlined throughout the last two decades by researchers. A strong interest for family relationships beyond the nuclear family has emerged in the social sciences. The various contributions to this book develop a configurational approach to families, which emphasizes interdependencies existing among large numbers of family members, and reconsiders some of the central issues of family life in this light: fertility projects, childcare and socialization, monetary transfers across generations and support for the elderly, relationships with grandparents, uncles, aunts and in-laws, gender inequalities, divorce and other family disruptions, and the importance of friends and acquaintances for families. Beyond very real changes affecting the structures of family life since the sixties, the book reveals that basic forms of togetherness still underlie much of what is going on in family configurations.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families


Author: Judith Treas,Jacqueline Scott,Martin Richards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111940603X
Category: Social Science
Page: 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

Family

Critical Concepts in Sociology
Author: David Cheal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415226332
Category: Families
Page: 465
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This international collection features the most influential scholarship published during the past few decades on the concept of the family and related issues. An invaluable resource for students and researchers alike, the four volumes cover the following themes: Vol. 1: Family Groups Vol. 2: Family and Gender Issues Vol. 3: Family Ties Vol. 4: Family and Society The scope offers an international range of material, and includes key work from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds


Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 664
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Society and the Official World

A Reintroduction to Sociology
Author: John A. Denton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780930390945
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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