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Sociology of Families

Sociology of Families
Change, Continuity, and Diversity

Second Edition

July 2021 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity offers students an engaging introduction to sociological thinking about contemporary families in the United States. By incorporating discussions of diversity and inequality into every chapter, author Teresa Ciabattari highlights how structures of inequality based on social divisions such as gender, race, and sexuality shape the institution of the family. The Second Edition has been updated to include the most recent data and statistics, expanded coverage of childhood and parenting, and a new chapter on family violence.

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1. Introduction
2. Defining Family
3. Sociological Methods and Theories in the Study of Families
4. Young Adults and the Transition to Adulthood
5. Marriage and Cohabitation
6. Divorce and Relationship Dissolution
7. Childhood
8. Parenting
9. Family Work
10. Family Lives of Older Adults
11. Family Violence
12. Social Policy and the Future of Families


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Adopted for Fall 2023 but keeping options open for Spring

Dr JoAnna Boudreaux
Communication Dept, University Of Memphis
July 18, 2023

Students prefer hard copies

Miss Paula Ledson
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
August 22, 2022

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