Families A Social Class Perspective

by Shirley A. Hill

Part of the Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP) Series

Families A Social Class Perspective Synopsis

A brief, impactful book that provides a contemporary analysis of how economics and social class affects the concept of family today. This book focuses on the impact of economic systems and social class on the organization of family life. Since the most vital function of the family is the survival of its members, the author give primacy to the economic system in structuring the broad parameters of family life; that is, the economy shapes the prospects families have for earning a decent living by determining the location, nature, and pay associated with work. Taking a broad global and historical approach, the book recognizes and explores how the broader economy shapes family life and examines the organization of family life across the social class hierarchy.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412998017
Publication date: 28th August 2011
Author: Shirley A. Hill
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships, Social groups,

About Shirley A. Hill

Shirley A. Hill is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, where she studies family diver-sity, social inequality, and health care. She is the author of Race, Work, and Family: New Century Values Among African American Men and Women (co-edited with Marlese Durr; Rowman & Littlefield, (c)2006); Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships (AltaMira, (c)2005); African American Children: Their Socialization and Development in Families (SAGE, (c)1999); and other books and articles. Her current research focuses on racial disparities in educational attainment.

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