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Families and Their Social Worlds, 4th edition

  • Karen Seccombe

Published by Pearson (July 12th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

4th edition

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For courses in Sociology of Family

Study the family through a sociological lens
Revel™ Families and Their Social Worlds
leads students to view the family on a macro level by examining current policies and how those policies impact families. Author Karen Seccombe encourages students to think about families beyond their own personal experiences, and even beyond family structure in the United States. Integrated coverage of important policy considerations throughout each chapter illustrates what is currently being done, and perhaps more importantly what can be done, to strengthen families and intimate relationships. The 4th Edition has been updated with specific examples and ideas that today’s students will find relatable, as well as the latest statistics and research findings.

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Table of contents

1. Families and the Sociological Imagination
2. Families Throughout the World
3. Families Throughout History
4. Sex, Gender, and Families
5. Social Stratification, Social Class, and Families
6. Race, Ethnicity, and Families
7. Courtship, Intimacy, and Partnering
8. Marriage as a Personal Relationship and Social Institution
9. Becoming a Parent
10. Raising Children
11. Families and the Work They Do
12. Aging Families
13. Violence and Abuse
14. Divorce, Repartnering, and Remarriage
15. Summing up Families and the Sociological Imagination

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