Preface: (Jacqueline Scott, Judith Treas, and Martin Richards).
Part I: Families in a Global World:.
1. Globalization and Western Bias in Family Sociology: Don Edgar.
2. Changing European Families: Trends and Issues: Kath Kiernan (University of York).
3. Recent Demographic Trends in the US and Implications for Well-Being: Sinikka Elliott and Debra Umberson (University of Texas).
4. Children, Families, States, and Changing Citizenship: Hilary Land (University of Bristol).
5. Families and Local Communities: Graham Crow (University of Southampton) and Catherine Maclean.
Part II: Life Course Perspectives on the Family:.
6. Generations, the Life Course, and Family Change: J. Beth Mabry, Roseann Giarrusso, and Vern L. Bengtson (all University of Southern California).
7. Children’s Families: Jacqueline Scott (University of Cambridge).
8. Aging and the Life Course: Chris Phillipson and Graham Allan (both Keele University).
9. Parenting Practices: Duane F. Alwin (Pennsylvania State University).
10. Time, Through the Life Course, in the Family: Jonathan Gershuny (University of Essex).
Part III: Inequality and Diversity:.
11. Inequality and the Family: Philip N. Cohen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Danielle MacCartney (Webster University).
12. Families of the Poor: Robert Walker and Claire Collins (both Nottingham University).
13. Social Capital and the Family: Frank F. Furstenberg and Sarah B. Kaplan (both University of Pennsylvania).
14. Family, the State, and Health Care: Changing Roles in the New Century: Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel (both University of Texas at Austin).
15. Immigrant Families in the US: Karen Pyke (University of California, Riverside).
16. Immigrant Families in the UK: Alison Shaw (University of Oxford).
Part IV: Changing Family Forms and Relationships:.
17. Religion, Romantic Love, and the Family: Bryan S. Turner (National University of Singapore).
18. Trends in Formation and Dissolution of Couples: Joanne J. Paetsch, Nicholas M. Bala, Lorne D. Bertrand, and Lisa Glennon (all University of Calgary).
19. Children, Families, and Divorce: Jan Pryor (Victoria University of Wellington) and Liz Trinder (Newcastle University).
20. The Lesbian and Gay Family: Jeffrey Weeks, Brian Heaphy, and Catherine Donovan (all Southbank University).
21. Couples and Their Networks: Eric Widmer (University of Geneva).
22. Men in Families and Households: David H.J. Morgan (University of Manchester).
Part V: Changing Social Contexts:.
23. Sex and Family: Changes and Challenges: Judith Treas (University of California, Irvine).
24. Feminism and the Family: Michelle Budig (University of Massachusetts).
25. Work and Families: Shirley Dex (University of London).
26. Public Policy and Families: Wendy Sigle-Rushton and Catherine Kenney (both Princeton University).
27. Assisted Reproduction, Genetic Technologies, and Family Life: Martin Richards (University of Cambridge).
28. Families in a Runaway World: Ulrich Beck (University of Munich) and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim (University of Erlangen).
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"This is a classic handbook providing a considerable number of original essays written by experts in the field on a wide variety of issues. The strengths of the volume lie in its multi-dimensional approach to the knowledge of the dynamics which modify family life in a globalizing world."
“This authoritative volume shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe.” Family Therapy
- Contains 28 original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relevant to family life today
- Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families
- Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians
- Explores how revolutionary changes in ageing, longevity, and sexual behaviour have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them