Families In Converging Europe: A Comparison of Forms, Structures and Ideals by E. Oinonen

Families In Converging Europe: A Comparison of Forms, Structures and Ideals

byE. Oinonen

Hardcover | April 30, 2008

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Families in Converging Europe examines common familial trends and differences between Northern and Southern and Eastern and Western Europe from 1960s to early 2000s and discusses the most common theoretical explanations for convergence and divergence. The interest lies in macro-level social changes and in the interrelationship between the family and other social institutions. In-depth comparison of Finnish and Spanish cases as representatives of North and South Europe provides an example of how macro-level changes affect both family ideology and practices.

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ERIIKKA OINONEN is a Sociologist working as Finnish Academy Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere, Finland.

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Title:Families In Converging Europe: A Comparison of Forms, Structures and IdealsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:April 30, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230527248

ISBN - 13:9780230527249

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Table of Contents

Introduction * PART 1: CHANGING EUROPEAN FAMILY * Family Patterns--Convergence or Divergence * Families of Explanation * PART 2: TOWARDS THE CASES * Notes on Comparative Method * Studying Few Cases * Finland and Spain as Cases * PART 3: FAMILY AND MODERNISATION IN FINLAND AND SPAIN * The Making of Modern Finland and Spain * On Family Ideology * Family Values and Attitudes * On Family Practices * Family in Finland and Spain: The Focal Findings * PART 4: EUROPEAN FAMILY: THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY * Is There the European Family? * Family within Supranational Framework * References * Index