Sociology of Marriage and the Family : Gender, Love, and Property

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1991-07-01
  • Publisher: Burnham Inc Pub
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This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the perspectives of critical and questioning academics (feminists, progressives, anti-racists, independent-thinkers, cross-disciplinary types, etc.) within a scholarly, well-researched text. It addresses a host of real world issues and practical concerns.

Table of Contents

Explaining Families
The Social Ingredients of Families
From Kinship Politics to Patriarchal Households
The Love Revolution and the Rise of Feminism
Twentieth-Century Families
Families and Social Class
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Love and Marriage Markets
Erotic Ties: Marital and Non-Marital Sex
Contraception, Childbearing, and Birth
Housework, Power, and Marital Satisfaction
Family Violence
Divorce and Remarriage
Life Transitions
The Future of Families
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