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Sociology of Families

Sociology of Families

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Family Life Education | Sociology

528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'Cheryl AlbersÆ reader for use in family sociology courses is a cutting edge collection of articles about cutting edge topics. She addresses nine topics central and critical to family sociology and provided thoughtful articles from diverse perspectives for each, from adolescent childbearing to the construction of family policy. This volume of readings is where the students are. It could enrich any instructor's approach to the burning questions in the field of family sociology.' ''Dana Vannoy, University of Cincinnati''
Intimate Relationships
Public and Private Sexuality

Cohabitation and Marriage

Having Children
Biological and Social Parenting

Working Families
Gender and Role Balance

Families in Poverty
Homelessness and Welfare

Divorce and Remarriage
Economic and Emotional Impact

Family Transitions
Generational Obligations

Social Change and Future Trends

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3

Issue 1. What is a Family?


Cheryl Marie Albers

About the Author Cheryl Albers is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Buffalo State College, where she teaches family, childhood and youth, gender roles and social psychology. She has previously taught at the University of Minnesota and The Queensland Institute of Technology, in Australia. Current research interests focus on public policy regarding child care. She has written and lectured extensively on family studies in the United States and overseas. More About Author