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Handbook of World Families

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ISBN-10: 0761927638

ISBN-13: 9780761927631

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bert N. Adams, Jan Trost

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Praise for the Handbook of World Families: "At a time when we are moving more and more toward a global village, this ambitious book provides evidence of world-wide trends in families and family relations. It also illustrates the resilience of local cultures, seen in variations among nations in trends and responses to them. This is a very useful resource for obtaining the kind of baseline information that is essential to comparative work. As well, a number of chapters contribute to our understanding of the complexities and politics of family life, starting with what is meant by family. This book will educate many about other parts of the world and the central place of families in them." …    
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Book details

List price: $195.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Bert N. Adams (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a former President and currently a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. He has taught sociological theory extensively, both in East Africa and at the University of Wisconsin, and also teaches and writes on the sociology of the family. He is the author of several books, including the introductory textbook THE FAMILY: A SOCIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION, 5 TH EDITION (Harcourt Brace 1995) and SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (Pine Forge Press 2001). With David M. Klein, he served as co-editor of the Understanding Families Series with Sage, which produced 20 books…    

Jan Trost is Professor of Sociology at the University of Uppsala in Uppsala, Sweden. He is a former President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and Honorary Chair of the Committee on Family Research of the ISA. He is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and travels frequently to maintain professional contacts and collaborations throughout the world.nbsp;

Introduction
Africa
Families in Kenya
Nigerian Families Innocent Victor Ogo Modo
Families in South Africa
Asia and the South Pacific
Australian Families
Chinese Families
The Contemporary Indian Family
South Korean Families
Taiwan's Families
Europe
Families in Austria
Belgium's Families
The Czech Family
Finland's Families
Families in Germany
Families in Hungary
The Family in Portugal: Past and Present
Scandinavian Families
Families in Turkey
Latin America
The Family in Argentina: Modernity, Economic Crisis, and Politics
Families in Cuba: From Colonialism to Revolution
The Family in Puerto Rico: Colonialism, Industrialization, and Migration
The Middle East
Families in Iran: The Contemporary Situation
Families in Israel
Kuwait's Families
North America
Families in Canada
U.S. Families
Epilogue
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors