The Family

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

Author: Philip N. Cohen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393639322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 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

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

Author: Philip N. Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393614572

Category: Families

Page: 30

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The Family

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

Author: Philip N. Cohen

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393933956

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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Learn the facts and debunk the fictions about contemporary families.

Enduring Bonds

Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible

Author: Philip N. Cohen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520965957

Category: Social Science

Page: 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

Change, Continuity, and Diversity

Author: Teresa Ciabattari

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483379019

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.

Families As They Really Are

Author: Barbara J. Risman,Virginia Rutter

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393937671

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

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A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that explores how families operate in everyday life.

Families and Society

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Scott Coltrane

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534591304

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.

Unequal Family Lives

Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas

Author: Naomi Cahn,June Carbone,Laurie F. DeRose,W. Bradford Wilcox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108415954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This volume explores the causes and consequences of family inequality in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

Doing the Best I Can

Fatherhood in the Inner City

Author: Kathryn Edin,Timothy J. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520274067

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Examines the shifting paradigm of unmarried fatherhood in inner cities in the United States, citing how economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor.

Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution

The Family Kaleidoscope

Author: Dimitri Mortelmans,Koenraad Matthijs,Elisabeth Alofs,Barbara Segaert

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785364987

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems

Author: James D. Orcutt,David R. Rudy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742577422

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.

A Model for Marriage

Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy

Author: Jack O. Balswick,Judith K. Balswick

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879943

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. Drawing insight from Christian theology and from social science research, the Balswicks bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to each other to produce a book of faith and wisdom for facing the challenge of marriage in the twenty-first century.

Family Diversity

Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Family

Author: Pauline Irit Erera

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236852

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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This nonjudgmental, inclusive, and far-reaching text focuses on the diverse patterns of family structure prevalent in our society today. Family Diversity presents empirical research on the internal dynamics, social environments, support factors, prevalence of discrimination, and common stereotypes that account for the issues surrounding current family relations. By examining the history and nature of foster and adoptive, single-parent, lesbian/gay, step- and grandparent family units, Pauline Irit Erera is able to challenge both the idealized family prototype and the hegemony of the traditional structure.

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

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

Families in America

Author: Susan Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520285883

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 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.

Stress and Coping in Families

Author: Katheryn Maguire

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745650746

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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During difficult times, families can be our greatest resource, or our heaviest burden. This book brings together research from a wide variety of disciplines to examine family interaction in the context of stressful situations. Instead of claiming that one type of interaction is better than other, seemingly unproductive forms of communication, the approach taken by the author recognizes that messages can have varying, sometimes unexpected consequences when a family is distressed. In addition to introducing students, scholars, and practitioners to the stress and coping literatures from both the individual and family perspectives, the book offers an in-depth examination of how relational communication scholars have contributed to this important and rich body of research. The book also explores family stress and coping within three specific contexts (military family separation, breast cancer, the transition to parenthood) and provides readers with the opportunity to apply their knowledge through case studies and examples from families who have lived through these difficult situations.

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class

Dimensions of Inequality and Identity

Author: Susan J. Ferguson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483374971

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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An eye-opening exploration of how socials statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities. In this fully edited and streamlined Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity, Second Edition, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readers’ eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. The anthology represents many of the leading voices in the field and reflects the many approaches used by scholars and researchers to understand this important and evolving subject. The anthology is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), rather than categories of difference (Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality) to underscore this fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. Nine readings are new to this edition: Michael Polgar—on Jewish assimilation and culture in the U.S. Katherine Franke—on the 1940 Supreme Court case, Suneri v. Cassagne, concerning racial identity Carla Pfeffer—on transgender identity Michelle Alexander—on the New Jim Crow Richard Lachmann—on the decline of the U.S. as an economic and political power Abby Ferber—on privilege and “oppression blindness” Amada Hess—Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet Iris Marion Young—Five Faces of Oppression Ellis Cose—Rage of the Privileged “The choice of readings in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity is better than my current text in terms of inequality and steps of closing the gaps.” – Dr. Deden Rukmana, Savannah State University “I really like how Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity deals with underlying concepts rather than difference by x, y, or z.” – Ana Villalobos, Brandeis University

Public and Private Families

An Introduction, with PowerWeb

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072510393

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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In this textbook, [the author] ha[s] written about the family in two senses: the "private family," in which we live most of our personal lives, and the "public family," in which adults perform tasks that are important to society. [His] goal is to give students a thorough grounding in both aspects. It is true that the two are related - taking care of children adequately, for instance, requires the love and affection that family members express privately toward each other. But the public side of the family deserves equal time with the private side.-Pref.

Diversity and Disparities

America Enters a New Century: America Enters a New Century

Author: John Logan

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610448464

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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The United States is more diverse than ever before. Increased immigration has added to a vibrant cultural fabric, and women and minorities have made significant strides in overcoming overt discrimination. At the same time, economic inequality has increased significantly in recent decades, and the Great Recession substantially weakened the economic standing not only of the poor but also of the middle class. Diversity and Disparities, edited by sociologist John Logan, assembles impressive new studies that interpret the social and economic changes in the United States over the last decade. The authors, leading social scientists from many disciplines, analyze changes in the labor market, family structure, immigration, and race. They find that while America has grown more diverse, the opportunities available to disadvantaged groups have become more unequal. Drawing on detailed data from the decennial census, the American Community Survey, and other sources, the authors chart the growing diversity and the deepening disparities among different groups in the United States Harry J. Holzer and Marek Hlavac document that although the economy always rises and falls over the business cycle, the Great Recession of 2007–2009 was a catastrophic event that saw record levels of unemployment, especially among less-educated workers, young people, and minorities. Emily Rosenbaum shows how the Great Recession amplified disparities in access to home ownership, and demonstrates that young adults, especially African Americans, are falling behind previous cohorts not only in home ownership and wealth but even in starting their own families and households. Sean F. Reardon and Kendra Bischoff explore the rise of class segregation as higher-income Americans are moving away from others into separate and privileged neighborhoods and communities. Immigration has also seen class polarization, with an increase in both highly skilled workers and undocumented immigrants. As Frank D. Bean and his colleagues show, the lack of a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants inhibits the educational and economic opportunities for their children and grandchildren. Barrett Lee and colleagues demonstrate that the nation and most cities and towns are becoming more diverse by race and ethnicity. However, while black-white segregation is slowly falling, Hispanics and Asians remain as segregated today as they were in 1980. Diversity and Disparities raises concerns about the extent of socioeconomic immobility in the United States today. This volume provides valuable information for policymakers, journalists, and researchers seeking to understand the current state of the nation.