Families and Their Social Worlds

ISBN-10: 0205797741
ISBN-13: 9780205797745
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Karen Seccombe
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List price: $122.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Karen Seccombe, M.S.W, Ph.D .is a Professor of Community Health at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.nbsp; She received her Masterrsquo;s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington focusing on health and social welfare policy.nbsp; She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, where she continued to develop her public policy interests in inequality, families, and health.nbsp; She is the author ofFamilies and their Social Worlds(Pearson Allyn & Bacon),Families in Poverty(Pearson Allyn & Bacon), nbsp;Just Donrsquo;t Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare Reform, with Kim Hoffman (Rutgers University Press), andMarriage and Families: Relationships in Social Context, with Rebecca Warner (Wadsworth).nbsp; She is a Fellow in the National Council on Family Relations, and a member of the American Sociological Association and the Pacific Sociological Association.nbsp;nbsp; Her current research explores the health care needs of families after they leave welfare. She resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband Richard and her young daughters, Natalie Rose and Olivia Lin, where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, and sampling all the kid-friendly local attractions.nbsp;

In This Section
Brief Table of Contents
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents
Families and the Sociological Imagination
Families Throughout the World: Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Families Throughout History
Sex, Gender, and Families
Social Stratification, Social Class, and Families
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Courtship, Intimacy, and Partnering
Marriage: A Personal Relationship and Social Institution
Becoming a Parent
Raising Children
Families and the Work They Do
Aging Families
Violence and Abuse
Divorce and RePartnering
Summing It Up: Families and the Sociological Imagination
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Understanding Families and Their Social Worlds
Families and the Sociological Imagination
What Are Families?
The Sociological Imagination
Familes and Social Change
The State and Family Policy
Themes of This Book
Conclusion
Families Throughout the World: Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Functions of the Family: Variations and Universals
Differences in Marriage and Family Pattern
Patterns of Power and Authority
Patterns of Kinship, Descent, and Inheritance
Patterns of Residence
Modernization Theory: Social Change and Families
World Systems Theory: Social Change and Families
Families Around the World
Conclusion
Families Throughout History
Why Study Family History?
Families in Preindustrial Socities
Family Life in Preindustrial United States
American Families in the Nineteenth Century
Families in the Twentieth Centry: the Rise of the "Modern" Family
Recent Family Issues and Their Historical Roots
Conclusion
Sex, Gender, and Families
Sex and Gender: What's the Difference?
Where Do We Learn Gender?
The Pitfalls of Masculinity
Institutional Sex Discrimination: Patriarchy
Does Patriarchy Exist in Western Nations?
Implications for Families
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Social Stratification, Social Class, and Families
Social Class and Family Relationships
What Is Social Stratification?
Social Class in the United States
Family Focus, How Calss Matters: Health, Health Insurance, and Family Well-Being
Families in Poverty
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Increasing Diversity in the United States
Immigration
Defining Basic Concepts
How Do Race and Ethnicity Influence Family and Close Relationships?
Hispanic and Latino Families
Black Families
Asian American Families
Native American and Alaska Native Families
Interracial and Interethnic Families
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Negotiating Family Relationships
Courtship, Intimacy, and Partnering
Courtship and Mate Selection
Love
Sexuality
Heterosexual Cohabitation
Gay and Lesbian Commitment and Cohabitation
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Marriage: A Personal Relationship and Social Institution
The Universality of Marriage
The Changing Nature of Marriage
Benefits of Marriage
Marital Happiness, Satisfaction, and Success
The Marriage Movement
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Becoming a Parent
Population and Fertility Trends Worldwide
Fertility Rates in the United States
Deciding to Parent
The Social Construction of Childbirth
The Transition to Parenthood
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Raising Children
Comparative Focus on Childhood and Parenting
Socialization
Parenting Styles and Practices
Parenting Contexts
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Families and the Work They Do
The Changing Economy and Work
Life in a Recession
The Division of Household Labor
Juggling Work and Family Life
Child Care? Who's Minding the Children?
Social Policy and Famli Resilience
Conclusion
Aging Families
Changing Demographics
Historical Perspectives
Prevailing Theories of Aging
The Economics of Aging
The Aging Couple
Relationships with Children and Grandchildren
Retirement
Health
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Social Problems and Families
Violence and Abuse
Gender-Based Violence: An International Human Rights Issue
Intimate Partner Violence
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse
Explanations for Violence and Abuse Among Intimates
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
Divorce and RePartnering
Measuring Divorce
Cross Cultural Comparisons
Historical Trends in the United States
Factors Associated with Divorce
The Stations of the Divorce Experience
Consequences of Divorce for Children
RePartnering and Remarriage
Stepfamily Relationships
Social Policy and Family Resilience
Conclusion
What Have We Learned?
Summing It Up: Families and the Sociological Imagination
The Sociological Imagination
Using the Sociological Imagination: Themes of the Text Revisited
Future Trends: Where Are Families Heading?
Conclusion

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