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Sociology: family & relationships

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Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Author: Shannon Davis, Theodore N Greenstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Every household has to perform housework, and researchers know a lot about what predicts who does which chores, drawing frequently from theoretical explanations that highlight the importance of power dynamics. This book moves beyond the existing scholarship by using quantitative, nationally representative survey data to theorize about how power dynamics as reflected in housework performance help us understand broader family variations.

Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Why Who Cleans Counts What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Author: Shannon Davis, Theodore N Greenstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Every household has to perform housework, and researchers know a lot about what predicts who does which chores, drawing frequently from theoretical explanations that highlight the importance of power dynamics. This book moves beyond the existing scholarship by using quantitative, nationally representative survey data to theorize about how power dynamics as reflected in housework performance help us understand broader family variations.

Mothers Work Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change

Mothers Work Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change

Author: Michelle Napierski-Prancl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Through a series of focus group interviews and an analysis of the media and popular culture, Mothers Work examines the institution of motherhood and the arenas in which mothering occurs. Michelle Napierski-Prancl explores shared and divergent experiences, perspectives, lives, and challenges through the voices of experts on the topic of motherhood: the mothers themselves. Mothers Work analyzes how mothers feel about themselves, each other, and the culture that situates them against one another.

Intimate Japan Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

Intimate Japan Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

Author: Allison Alexy, Emma E. Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

How do couples build intimacy in an era that valorizes independence and self-responsibility? How can a man be a good husband when full-time jobs are scarce? How can unmarried women find fulfillment and recognition outside of normative relationships? How can a person express their sexuality when there is no terminology that feels right? In contemporary Japan, broad social transformations are reflected and refracted in changing intimate relationships. As the Japanese population ages, the low birth rate shrinks the population, and decades of recession radically restructure labor markets, Japanese intimate relationships, norms, and ideals are concurrently shifting.This volume explores a broad range of intimate practices in Japan in the first decades of the 2000s to trace how social change is becoming manifest through deeply personal choices. From young people making decisions about birth control to spouses struggling to connect with each other, parents worrying about stigma faced by their adopted children, and queer people creating new terms to express their identifications, Japanese intimacies are commanding a surprising amount of attention, both within and beyond Japan. With ethnographic analysis focused on how intimacy is imagined, enacted, and discussed, the volume's chapters offer rich and complex portraits of how people balance personal desires with feasible possibilities and shifting social norms. Intimate Japan will appeal to scholars and students in anthropology and Japanese or Asian studies, particularly those focusing on gender, kinship, sexuality, and labor policy. The book will also be of interest to researchers across social science subject areas, including sociology, political science, and psychology.

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century

Author: George E. Dickinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Author: George Ritzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

The new, updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive survey of modern sociology The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an authoritative survey of the major topics, current and emerging trends, and contemporary issues in the study of human social relationships and institutions. A collection of contributions from globally-recognized scholars and experts explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology, new and established debates, and the most current research in the field. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of topics ranging from crime, urbanization, sexuality, and education to new questions surrounding big data, authoritarian capitalism, and the rise of nationalism. Since the first edition of the Companion was published, new developments have emerged and new problems have been created such as the omnipresence of social media, political and institutional upheaval, and global refugee and immigration crises. This revised and updated second edition describes and explains the social changes that have occurred in the past several years, both within the field of sociology and society as a whole. Previous material has been updated to reflect current research, while eleven new chapters address topics including feminist theory, debt and social change, and armed conflict and war. This comprehensive volume: Offers an engaging and accessible guide to the field of sociology, revised and updated for the second edition Presents wide-ranging, comprehensive coverage of the discipline Explores issues of contemporary relevance such as digital media and consumption Reflects state-of-the-art scholarship and contemporary debates New chapters for the second edition cover essential topics including feminist theory, armed conflict, big data, authoritarian capitalism, debt and social change, and the rise of nationalism The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for academics and graduate students, researchers, scholars, and educators in the discipline of sociology and allied fields such as anthropology, human geography, political science, and psychology.

Negotiating Fatherhood Sport and Family Practices

Negotiating Fatherhood Sport and Family Practices

Author: Thomas Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This book examines the tensions and ambivalences which men encounter as they negotiate contemporary expectations of fatherhood and fulfill their own expectations of what it means to be a `good' father. There is little doubt that today's fathers are responding to new expectations about fatherhood and fathering practices. The remote, detached, breadwinning father of the past, once lauded as a masculine ideal, has faded, and men are now expected to be `involved', `intimate', `caring' and `domesticated' fathers. Using a family practices lens and a case study of sport, Fletcher elucidates the changes and continuities in family and fathering practices in different historical periods and contexts. Negotiating Fatherhood will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in family and fathering practices, sport, leisure, and gender.

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families

Author: Theodore N. Greenstein, Shannon N. Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2019

Methods of Research on Human Development and Families is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods that teaches readers how to be intelligent and critical consumers of research on families. This new book has been adapted from the author team's previous SAGE text, Methods of Family Research, and includes applications and examples from both family science and human development research. With a focus on interpreting and understanding research techniques rather than doing research, this text illustrates how research on families is conducted and helps students gain the competence and confidence to effectively read, interpret, and critique published research reports.

First Year Baby Calendar & Photo Prop Cards

First Year Baby Calendar & Photo Prop Cards

Author: Chronicle Books Format: Calendar Release Date: 08/10/2019

Capture favorite moments from your baby's first year and add a sweet touch to monthly milestone photos with this adorably illustrated desktop calendar. This is an essential all-in-one for new parents looking for quick, simple ways to record and share precious memories of their newborn.