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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Contents

Preindustrial Families and the Emergence of
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The Historical Making of Family Diversity
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Economic and Demographic Upheavals in Society
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Maxine Baca Zinn (University of Oregon, 1978) is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Her books include: WOMEN OF COLOR IN U.S. SOCIETY (Temple University Press, 1984), GENDER THROUGH THE PRISM OF DIFFERENCE (Oxford University Press, 2005), SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2005), and DIVERSITY IN FAMILIES, Seventh Edition (Allyn and Bacon, 2005).

D. Stanley Eitzen (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1968) is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University. He is author or co-author of seventeen books, many of which are in multiple editions. His books that fit with this book are: SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Eighth Edition, (Allyn and Bacon, 2000); SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS: LESSONS FROM OTHER SOCIETIES, Second Edition., (Allyn and Bacon, 2001); PATHS TO HOMELESSNESS: EXTREME POVERTY AND THE URBAN HOUSING CRISIS (Westview, 1994); and THE RESHAPING OF AMERICA (Prentice-Hall, 1989). His major research interests are social problems, social inequality (race/class/gender/sexuality), families, power, and sport.

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