Sociology of Families

Author: Teresa Ciabattari
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483379019
Format: PDF
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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.

Understanding families

Author: George E. Dickinson
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155005778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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[The book] will make you aware of differences in marriages and families; alert you to diversity in the family; stress that different does not necessarily mean better or worse; and place the family in sociological, historical, and cross-cultural perspective. The book focuses, too, on current and emerging social trends and on public policy affecting American families.... [The book] was written with the assumption that many readers will have no other sociology, or perhaps social science, courses.... This book is not a "how-to" cookbook on marriage and family issues but represents an approach evolving from theoretical frameworks and empirical research. [The book] is designed primarily for undergraduate students. -Pref.

Family Diversity

Author: Pauline Irit Erera
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236852
Format: PDF
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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.

Family Matters

Author: Barbara A. Mitchell
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551304104
Format: PDF, ePub
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Refreshingly succinct and engaging, Family Matters is a comprehensive introduction to family sociology in Canada. The book has a strong focus on contemporary Canadian theory and research on a wide variety of substantive issues relevant to the lives of students from diverse family backgrounds. This second edition is broadly organized into three interrelated areas: conceptualizing and studying continuity, diversity, inequality, and social change in families; the life course dynamics of families across the generations; and social policy responses to critical issues facing families today. Family Matters has been thoroughly updated with the most current statistical information available on family trends; expanded coverage of numerous topical areas, such as families dealing with disability and the consequences of the recent global economic meltdown on families; and more examples from today's news headlines and contemporary family-related events. Features: every chapter contains a summary, critical reflection questions, a glossary, lists of suggested multimedia resources, and recommended exercises and activities a vast array of course supplements available, including innovative lists of sources for building case studies, suggested assignments and in-class activities, a sample syllabus, links to online teaching resources, PowerPoint slides, and high-resolution images from the text that can be used in the classroom draws on current statistical information on family trends and examples from today's news headlines

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Public Health and Community Nursing E Book

Author: Dianne Watkins
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702042609
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing


Author: Anthony Giddens
ISBN: 9783901402166
Format: PDF, ePub
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Anthony Giddens "Soziologie" gilt weltweit als das Einführungswerk in das gleichnamige Fach. Gekennzeichnet durch hohe Lesbarkeit und eine für Lehrbücher ungemeine Aktualität und Zeitbezogenheit, hat es diesen Ruf auch zu Recht: Man wird förmlich in das Werk hineingezogen; der Autor führt einen Dialog mit der LeserIn Waren Sie schon einmal verliebt?, in dem zuerst einmal in groben Zügen die Geschichte der Soziologie präsentiert wird. Danach wird es immer spezifischer: Über Kultur, Gesellschaft und Individuum und Gesellschaftstypen führt der Dialog weiter zu Geschlecht und Sexualität, Körper und Familie, um schließlich Moderne Organisationen, Massenmedien, Arbeit und Wirtschaftsleben oder den Globalen Wandel und die Umweltkrise zu diskutieren. Immer wird dabei mit plastischen Bildern gearbeitet, und immer hat man als LeserIn den Eindruck, mittendrin und dabei zu sein was die Lektüre des Buches zu einem beeindruckenden Gespräch über Soziologie macht und den Lerneffekt garantiert. (Verlagstext).

Family Ethnicity

Author: Harriette Pipes McAdoo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761918578
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Family ethnicity involves the unique family customs, proverbs, and stories that are passed on for generations. This volume provides extensive information about the various cultural elements that different family groups have drawn upon in order to exist in the United States today. The sections cover Native American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Mexican American and Spanish, African American, Muslim American, and Asian American families.

The Family Experience

Author: Mark Hutter
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205305476
Format: PDF
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The third edition of this anthology continues to provide relevant articles integrating race, class, gender, and ethnicity in the curriculum of family study. Taken as a whole, these readings reveal both historical trends and unique variations that widen our understanding of the diversity, patterns, and dynamics of the American family. Outlines the major issues and concerns of the family and puts them in a topical context in the introductory essays that open each part of the book. Maintains its emphasis on the cultural diversity of the American family. Addresses issues of gender, race, class, and ethnicity throughout the book. Reflects a social-policy orientation for looking at family continuity and change. For anyone interested in the Family as a Social Institution.

Evolution of Family Business

Author: Paloma Fernández Pérez
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785363158
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Family businesses are everywhere, but there is little information regarding their growth and development. This book is one of the few to analyse the identity and evolution of the largest family businesses in Latin America and Spain. With contributions from 20 scholars from 12 different countries, the book compares the relationship of families in business within their national economies, foreign capital, migration, and politics. The authors deny the existence of a ‘Latin type’ of family capitalism in their countries, and highlight diversity, and national and regional differences. This interdisciplinary book will be useful for students and scholars of economics, management, history, sociology, and anthropology. Politicians, family business consultants, family businesses, and international institutions will also benefit from insights within this book.