Package: The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | March 7, 2014

byMargaret Ward, Marc Belanger

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The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth, current overview of the constellations of family forms in Canada in the twenty-first century. It broadens students' understanding of the pluralism of family forms in Canada by including lived experiences in the form of first-person narratives at the beginning of every chapter and real case studies at the end of each chapter, helping future human service workers, social workers, early childhood educators, child and youth care workers, and sociologists understand the wide range of family issues with which they will come into contact. Uniquely, this text paints a vivid picture of family life in this moment in time through comprehensible, straightforward, conversational language that captures students' imaginations as they explore family forms beyond their own.

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The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth, current overview of the constellations of family forms in Canada in the twenty-first century. It broadens students' understanding of the pluralism of family forms in Canada by including lived experiences in the form of first-person narratives at the begi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:March 7, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176660879

ISBN - 13:9780176660871

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Family Chapter 1: What Is a Family? Chapter 2: History, Culture, and Canadian Families Part Two: The Couple Relationship: Merging Differences Chapter 3: Getting Together Chapter 4: Wedding Bells . or Not Part Three: The Expanding Family Chapter 5: Children-Yes or No? Chapter 6: Bringing Up Baby Part Four: The Middle Years of the Family Chapter 7: The Middle Years of the Family and the Not-So-Empty Nest Chapter 8: Grey Power and the Sunset Years Part Five: Changes in the Family Chapter 9: The Lone-Parent Family-The Future Majority? Chapter 10: Coming Apart-The Divorce Experience Chapter 11: The Second Time Around Chapter 12: The Family and the World of Work Part Six: Social Problems in the Family Chapter 13: The Family Beleaguered-When Problems Come Chapter 14: Home Dangerous Home-Violence in the Family Chapter 15: Poverty and the Family Part 7: The Future of Canadian Families Chapter 16: The Crystal Ball-Predicting the Future of the Family Appendix: Major Sociological Theories