The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology 1. Aufl.
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
Notes of Contributors viii Preface xvi PART I GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILIES 1 Family Systems of the World: Are They Converging? 3Göran Therborn 2 Changing European Families 20Trude Lappegård 3 American Families: Demographic Trends and Social Class 43Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown 4 Family Change in East Asia 61Yen-Chun Cheryl Chen and Jui-Chung Allen Li 5 Changes and Inequalities in Latin American Families 83Irma Arriagada PART II DIVERSITY, INEQUALITY, AND IMMIGRATION 6 Same-Sex Families 109Timothy J. Biblarz, Megan Carroll and Nathaniel Burke 7 Family Poverty 132Rys Farthing 8 Transnational Families 155Loretta Baldassar, Majella Kilkey, Laura Merla and Raelene Wilding 9 Ethnic Diversity in the United Kingdom: Family Forms and Conjugality 176Alison Shaw 10 Immigrant Families and the Shifting Color Line in the United States 194Karen D. Pyke PART III FAMILY FORMS AND FAMILY INFLUENCES 11 Cohabitation: Recent Research and Implications 217Rhiannon A. Kroeger and Pamela J. Smock 12 Partnerships, Family, and Personal Configurations 236Eric D. Widmer 13 Health and Families 255Deborah Carr, Kristen W. Springer and Kristi Williams 14 Religion and Families 277Christopher G. Ellison and Xiaohe Xu PART IV FAMILY PROCESSES 15 Divorce: Trends, Patterns, Causes, and Consequences 303Juho Härkönen 16 Partner Violence in World Perspective 323Emily M. Douglas, Denise A. Hines and Murray A. Straus 17 Money Management, Gender, and Households 344Sean R. Lauer and Carrie Yodanis 18 Family Transmission of Social and Cultural Capital 361Toby L. Parcel and Joshua A. Hendrix PART V LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVES 19 Adult Intergenerational Relationships 385Matthijs Kalmijn 20 Children’s Families: A Child-Centered Perspective 404Jacqueline Scott 21 Fathers and Fatherhood 424Kevin M. Roy 22 Aging Families and the Gendered Life Course 444Phyllis Moen, Jack Lam and Melanie N.G. Jackson PART VI FAMILIES IN CONTEXT 23 Public Policy and Families 467Pernilla Tunberger and Wendy Sigle-Rushton 24 Family Policy and Wives’ Economic Independence 485Hadas Mandel 25 Assisted Reproduction, Genetic and Genomic Technologies, and Family Life 508Martin Richards 26 Sex, Family, and Social Change 527Judith Treas and Thomas Alan Elliott 27 The Global Chaos of Love: Toward a Cosmopolitan Turn in the Sociology of Love and Families 547Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim Index 560
“Appropriate for advanced family scholars while also accessible for students. . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (Choice, 1 April 2015)
JUDITH TREAS is Chancellor's Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Demographic and Social Analysis at the University of California, Irvine. Her previous book, edited with Sonja Drobni?, is Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective (2010). JACQUELINE SCOTT is Professor of Empirical Sociology in the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College. Her recent edited books include Gendered Lives: Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction (with Shirley Dex and Anke Plagnol, 2012); Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints (with Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette, 2010); and Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges (with Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi, 2009). MARTIN RICHARDS is Emeritus Professor of Family Research, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. His recent books include Reproductive Donation: Practice, Policy and Bioethics (edited with Guido Pennings and John B. Appleby, 2012), and We Are Family? Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities (edited with Tabitha Freeman, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, and Susanna Graham, 2014).
"The editors incorporate some of the biggest names in family sociology alongside those of newer scholars. Notably, the book focuses on trends and changes in families globally, allowing the authors to explore the ways in which forces such as globalization and the global recession impact all aspects of family life, from marriage to fertility. . . Appropriate for advanced family scholars while also accessible for students. . . Summing Up: Highly recommended." Choice Unprecedented social changes are taking place that pose new challenges for families. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to The Sociology of Families brings together a collection of original essays that investigate partnering, parenting, and families against the backdrop of rapid social change brought about by globalization, contested cultural values, severe economic shocks, new technologies, and widespread rethinking of welfare state protection for families today. Written by a team of leading researchers from five continents, these newly commissioned essays maintain a focus on family inequality and diversity over the life course while offering fresh insights into new family forms and intimate relationships. Extensively reworked since its publication over a decade ago, the volume spans a broad range of topics including changes to partnering and parenting in North American, European, Asian, and Latin American families; intergenerational relationships; immigrant and transnational families; cohabitation and divorce; same-sex families; and much more. Authoritative and timely, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to The Sociology of Families offers illuminating insights into the complex processes that are transforming family life in our globalized world.
“The editors have assembled an impressive set of leading and emerging family scholars to provide cutting edge and original contributions on global family patterns, family diversity and family processes, greatly enhancing our understanding of the sociology of families in the twenty first century.” Kathleen Kiernan, University of York
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