Close Relations: An Introduction To The Sociology Of Families by Susan A. McdanielClose Relations: An Introduction To The Sociology Of Families by Susan A. Mcdaniel

Close Relations: An Introduction To The Sociology Of Families

bySusan A. Mcdaniel, Lorne Tepperman

Hardcover | February 27, 2014

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Close Relations focuses on families in terms of what they do rather than the shape they take. Fully updated for the fifth edition, this text continues to provide a focus on applications and theory: what works for families, for us as individuals, and for society, with a special focus on the variations in family processes, forms, and structures.
Dr. Susan McDaniel is an internationally known, award-winning sociologist who is author of more than 160 articles and book chapters as well as seven books. She is the Prentice Research Chair in Global Population and Economy, and full professor of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge, and has taught at the universities of Alberta, ...
Title:Close Relations: An Introduction To The Sociology Of FamiliesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.9 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132895595

ISBN - 13:9780132895590

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Families and Family-Like Relationships
Definitions, Theories, and Research

Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives on Canadian Families
Demographic, Social, and Economic Origins and Trends

Chapter 3 How Families Begin
Dating and Mating

Chapter 4 Types of Intimate Couples
Marriage, Cohabitation, Same-Sex Relationships, and Other Forms

Chapter 5 Happy and Healthy Relationships

Chapter 6 Parenting
Child-bearing, Socialization, and Parenting Challenges

Chapter 7 Work and Family Life

Chapter 8 Stress and Violence
Realities of Family Life

Chapter 9 Divorce and Ending Relationships
Trends, Myths, Children, and Ex-Spouses

Chapter 10 Family Transitions and Innovations
Second Families, Empty Nests, Cluttered Nests, and New Kinds of Families

Chapter 11 A Glimpse into the Future
Where Do Families Go from Here?