Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives

Paperback | September 6, 2013

EditorDavid Cheal, Patrizia Albanese

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This collection of original essays by Canadian scholars examines the issues and trends affecting families in Canada today. Analyzing the changing and diverse definition of families and exploring key life stages and events such as relationship formation and marriage, child-raising, and thelife experiences of the elderly, this engaging collection is an ideal introduction to the sociology of the family.

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This collection of original essays by Canadian scholars examines the issues and trends affecting families in Canada today. Analyzing the changing and diverse definition of families and exploring key life stages and events such as relationship formation and marriage, child-raising, and thelife experiences of the elderly, this engaging ...

David Cheal is a recently retired professor who taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg. In addition to editing Canadian Families Today, he has written on the subjects of aging and families for both Routledge and University of Toronto Press. Patrizia Albanese is a professor of sociology at Ryerson Univers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195449363

ISBN - 13:9780195449365

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ContributorsPrefacePart One: Conceptualizing Families, Past and Present1. Patrizia Albanese: Introduction to Diversity in Canada's Families: Variations in Forms, Definitions, and Theories NEW2. Cynthia Comacchio: Canada's Families: Historical and Contemporary Variations NEWPart Two: The Life Course3. Melanie Heath: Intimacy, Commitment, and Family Formation NEW4. Amber Gazso: Parenting Young Children: Decisions and Realities NEW5. Craig McKie: Separation and Divorce: Fragmentation and Renewal of Families6. Karen M. Kobayashi: "Mid-life Crises": Understanding the Changing Nature of Relationships in Middle-Age Canadian Families7. Neena L. Chappell: Aging in Canadian Families Today NEWPart Three: Family Issues8. Deborah K. van den Hoonaard: Marriage and Death Rituals9. Andrea Doucet: Families and Work: Connecting Households, Workplaces, State Policies, and Communities10. Don Kerr and Joseph H. Michalski: Family Poverty in Canada: Correlates, Coping Strategies, and Consequences11. Doreen M. Fumia: Intellectual Debates, Testimonials, and Changing Social Values: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada12. J.S. Frideres and A. Madibbo: Building Bridges: Immigrant, Visible Minority, and Aboriginal Families in the Twenty-First Century13. Michelle Owen: Lack of Support: Canadian Families and DisabilitiesPart Four: Problems, Policies, and Predictions14. Aysan Sev'er: All in the Family: Violence against Women, Children, and the Aged15. Catherine Krull: Investing in Families and Children: Family Policies in Canada16. Margrit Eichler: The Past of the Future and the Future of the FamilyGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"This textbook is a valuable addition to the sociological literature on Canadian families." --Helene A. Cummins, Brescia University College, Western University