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Social Change and the Family in Taiwan

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ISBN-10: 0226798585

ISBN-13: 9780226798585

Edition: 1994

Authors: Arland Thornton, Hui-Sheng Lin, Jui-Shan Chang

List price: $63.00
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Until the 1940s, social life in Taiwan was generally organized through the family—marriages were arranged by parents, for example, and senior males held authority. In the following years, as Taiwan evolved rapidly from an agrarian to an industrialized society, individual decisions became less dependent on the family and more influenced by outside forces.Social Change and the Family in Taiwanprovides an in-depth analysis of the complex changes in family relations in a society undergoing revolutionary social and economic transformation.This interdisciplinary study explores the patterns and causes of change in education, work, income, leisure time, marriage, living arrangements, and interactions among extended kin. Theoretical chapters enunciate a theory of family and social change centered on the life course and modes of social organization. Other chapters look at the shift from arranged marriages toward love matches, as well as changes in dating practices, premarital sex, fertility, and divorce.Contributions to the book are made by Jui-Shan Chang, Ming-Cheng Chang, Deborah S. Freedman, Ronald Freedman, Thomas E. Fricke, Albert Hermalin, Mei-Lin Lee, Paul K. C. Liu, Hui-Sheng Lin, Te-Hsiung Sun, Arland Thornton, Maxine Weinstein, and Li-Shou Yang.
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 466
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Historical and Ethnographical Perspectives on the Chinese Family
The Social and Economic Transformation of Taiwan
Theoretical Mechanisms of Family Change
The Changing Organization of Individual Activities
From Arranged Marriage toward Love Match
Determinants of Historical Changes in Marital Arrangements, Dating, and Premarital Sexual Intimacy and Pregnancy
Trends in the Timing and Prevalence of Marriage
Determinants of Historical Changes in Marital Timing
Trends in Marital Dissolution
The Fertility Transition in Taiwan
Co-Residence and Other Ties Linking Couples and Their Parents
Determinants of Co-Residence in Extended Households
Weakening the Linkage between the Ancestors, the Living, and Future Generations
Continuity and Change
Sources of Data
Truncation Bias
References
List of Contributors
Index