Diversity in Families

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Psychology - 557 pages
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This highly regarded text, written by an award-winning author team, treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships. Diversity in Families looks at families not as building blocks of societies but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking questions such as, How do families really work? and Who benefits under the existing arrangements, and who does not? Their goal is to demystify and demythologize the family by exposing existing myths, stereotypes, and dogmas. * NEW research and extensive updates from some of the best family studies resources such as The Handbook of Marriage and Family, 2/e, the Handbook of Family Diversity, and the Journal of Marriage and the Family. * NEW The Impact of New Technologies on Family Life boxes explore the impact of technology on the family and how new technologies and globalization are changing the fabric of everyday life for many families. *Emphasizes the influences of social forces on family forms, by highlighting the effects that race, class, gender, and sexuality have on famil

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Preindustrial Families and the Emergence of
The Historical Making of Family Diversity
Economic and Demographic Upheavals in Society

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About the author (2002)

D. Stanley Eitzen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. Although he is well known for his scholarship on homelessness, poverty, social inequality, power, family, and criminology, he is best known for his contributions to the sociology of sport. In 1996, he was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport.

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