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Sociology: family & relationships

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Korean Families Yesterday and Today

Korean Families Yesterday and Today

Author: Hyunjoon Park, Hyeyoung Woo Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Korean families have changed significantly during the last few decades in their composition, structure, attitudes, and function. Delayed and forgone marriage, fertility decline, and rising divorce rates are just a few examples of changes that Korean families have experienced at a rapid pace, more dramatic than in many other contemporary societies. Moreover, the increase of marriages between Korean men and foreign women has further diversified Korean families. Yet traditional norms and attitudes toward gender and family continue to shape Korean men and women's family behaviors. Korean Families Yesterday and Today portrays diverse aspects of the contemporary Korean families and, by explicitly or implicitly situating contemporary families within a comparative historical perspective, reveal how the past of Korean families evolved into their current shapes. While the study of families can be approached in many different angles, our lens focuses on families with children or young adults who are about to forge family through marriage and other means. This focus reflects that delayed marriage and declined fertility are two sweeping demographic trends in Korea, affecting family formation. Moreover, intensive parenting has characterized Korean young parents and therefore, examining change and persistence in parenting provides important clues for family change in Korea. This volume should be of interest not only to readers who are interested in Korea but also to those who want to understand broad family changes in East Asia in comparative perspective.

Black Families A Systems Approach

Black Families A Systems Approach

Author: Anthony G. James Jr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

In Black Families: A Systems Approach, Anthony James convenes the voices of social scholars to examine the multifaceted nature of black family life. Grounded in family systems theory, the book provides readers with a unique lens through which to better understand the structures of, and processes within, black families. Through interaction with valuable literature and nuanced perspectives, readers learn to embrace a multidimensional perspective of black family life. The text begins by presenting theory, history, and methods of engaging in research with black family life. Chapters explore belief systems and contextual influences, including perspectives on fatherhood, the dynamics of military and interracial families, and the effects of mass incarceration on black families. The text examines family processes and structures, addressing racial socialization, marriage, divorce, interfaith relationships, and more. Readers learn about mental health and well-being from a clinician's perspective and how economics and politics impact black families systems. The final section speaks to the future, with suggestions for expanding and improving research, practice, theory, and policy related to black family life. Featuring relevant social inquiry and scholarly perspective, Black Families is an ideal textbook for courses that explore family theories and diverse family systems and structures.

Families in Motion Dynamics in Diverse Contexts

Families in Motion Dynamics in Diverse Contexts

Author: Clara E. Gerhardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2020

Dynamics of the family can be seen as a complex set of interrelated cogs, like the dials and wheels within a sophisticated timepiece. Families in Motion: Dynamics in Diverse Contexts is a clear, comprehensive, and contextual view of how the dials and wheels of that complex set work together. With a focus on multicultural competence through diverse contexts and examples, this new text explores the complexities of the family regarding roles, functions, and development in a way that is approachable for students. Grounded in theory and using 40 years of academic experience, author Clara Gerhardt guides readers through concepts of family theories and examines the ever-changing movement, communication, and conditions of both the family as a system and each member within the system. Covering approaches from the theoretical to the therapeutic, Families in Motion will support students in extending their cultural competence while understanding families and their members with greater confidence.

Transnational Divorce Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore

Transnational Divorce Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore

Author: Sharon Ee Ling (University of Wollongong, Australia) Quah Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2020

This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences. Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men, middle-class living apart together divorced parents and overseas-based citizen divorced mothers. Employing transnational, intersectional feminist perspectives, the book extends the author's earlier conceptualisation of divorce biography to propose a new framework of transnational divorce biography. The transnational divorce biography framework provides readers a useful analytical tool to make sense of transnational divorced individuals' messy experiences in working out their transborder intimacy practices. Meandering through their accounts, the author weaves together a strong narrative of inequalities and privileges at the site of intimate life. The book ends with an epilogue on fire dragon feminism where the author discusses place-based feminist mission of activism and resistance. Transnational Divorce will appeal to researchers and policy makers interested in transnational relationships, family studies and sociology in general.

Resolutions a family in stories

Resolutions a family in stories

Author: Jen Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

The Good Book of Mental Hygiene

The Good Book of Mental Hygiene

Author: Gary E Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe

Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe

Author: Marie Digoix Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2020

This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. The book shows the paths leading to the adoption of laws while demographic analyses concentrate on the link between registration of same-sex marriages and same-sex parenting with a detailed focus on Spain. The sociological chapters in this book, based upon qualitative surveys in France, Iceland and Italy, underline how the importance of the legal structure influenced the daily life of homosexual families. As such this book is an interesting read to lawyers, demographers, sociologists, behavioural scientists, and all those working in the field.

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 (George Mason University) Davis, Theodore N (North Carolina University) Greenstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2020

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. The authors investigate how knowing who cleans the house explains how households of differing forms, demographics and compositions operate, both cross-sectionally and over the life course of the household.

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

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

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. The authors investigate how knowing who cleans the house explains how households of differing forms, demographics and compositions operate, both cross-sectionally and over the life course of the household.

Liberalism, Childhood and Justice Ethical Issues in Upbringing

Liberalism, Childhood and Justice Ethical Issues in Upbringing

Author: Tim (University of Bristol) Fowler Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2020

This radical and critical account of family justice explores children's wellbeing and ethical issues in children's upbringing through the lens of political philosophy. Fowler reconceptualises what constitutes children's wellbeing, the duties of parents to promote children's wellbeing and the collective obligations of state and society to ensure that children's best interests are advanced and protected. Arguing that the wellbeing of children should not be measured in terms of subjective happiness but rather by them coming to hold an appropriate set of values and aspirations, Fowler challenges the dominant liberal model of parenting and calls instead for all citizens to take greater responsibility for guaranteeing that children lead flourishing lives.

Before And After You Say I Do

Before And After You Say I Do

Author: Phd Lpcs Kirby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2020