Relative strangers: studies of stepfamily processes
Relative Strangers studies the stepfamily as a social system in its own right, and examines the processes at work in this system. A sociological study of the stepfamily, this book will appeal to social workers, counsellors, family therapists, sociologists, teachers and educated readers interested in the American family.
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