9780205302048

The Family

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205302048

  • ISBN10:

    0205302041

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The most comprehensive and readable survey text available for Sociology of Family courses. This book uses all of the basic theoretical frameworks (structural/functionalist, conflict, interactionist, exchange, developmental, and feminist) to describe and analyze contemporary families and nontraditional lifestyles. One user comments, I can depend on this book I can be assured that my students can read and comprehend any topics presented in the text. Eshleman does an excellent job of presenting a variety of information on numerous topics concerning the family in society. The text explores contemporary issues in a comprehensive manner that is beneficial to both students and educators .

Table of Contents

part I Understanding Marriage and the Family 1(101)
Marriage and the Family: Discriplinary and Theoretical Approaches
1(33)
Marriage, Family, and Kinship Organization
34(32)
The Family and Other Systems: A Focus on Work
66(36)
part II Partner Selection and Intimate Relationships 102(124)
Patterns in the Selection of Intimate Partners
102(28)
Explanations of Partner Selection
130(30)
Sexual Norms and Relationships
160(36)
The Marital System
196(30)
part III Marriage and the Family in the United States 226(120)
U.S. Families: Characteristics, Change, and Issues
226(32)
African American Families
258(24)
Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American Families
282(26)
Social Class Variations in U.S. Families
308(38)
part IV The Life Course of Family Relationships 346(108)
The Parental System
346(38)
Parent-Child Interaction and Socialization
384(32)
The Aging Family
416(38)
part V Family Crisis and Social Policy 454(1)
Family Violence
454(32)
Divorce and Remarriage
486(42)
Family Social Policy
528

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