Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives by Angela Abela, Janet Walker PDF

By Angela Abela, Janet Walker

ISBN-10: 1119971039

ISBN-13: 9781119971030

This quantity tackles key matters within the altering nature of family members existence from a world standpoint, and is key analyzing for these learning and dealing with families.

  • Covers adjustments in couple relationships and the demanding situations those pose; parenting practices and their implications for baby improvement; key modern international matters, equivalent to migration, poverty, and the net, and their effect at the relations; and the function of the nation in assisting kin relationships
  • Includes a stellar forged of foreign members corresponding to Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from best specialists established in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
  • Discusses subject matters corresponding to cohabitation, divorce, single-parent families, same-sex partnerships, fertility,  and family violence
  • Links learn and perform and offers coverage techniques on the finish of every chapter

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Extra resources for Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World

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2010) Cohabitation, Marriage and Child Outcomes (London: Institute for Fiscal Studies). Hochschild, A. (2003) The Commercialisation of Intimate Life: Notes from home and work (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press). Leeder, E. (2004) The Family in Global Perspective (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage). McKie, L. and Callan, S. (2012) Understanding Families: A global introduction (London: Sage). Musick, K. and Bumpass, L. (2012) Re-examining the case for marriage: union formation and changes in wellbeing, Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(1): 1–18.

For centuries, marriage has signified a committed couple relationship via a legal contract which binds partners together, ostensibly for life. Marriage is influenced by a range of factors, however, including the norms and laws of each society, and by religious beliefs. The institution of marriage, like all social institutions in a given society, is continually adapting to internal and external changes. Over the last fifty years, however, these changes have been extensive; the more traditional pathways to getting married are being eroded and are giving way to a range of options for making, breaking and remaking couple relationships.

During the twentieth century, the possibility of legally terminating a marriage brought relief to many intensely unhappy people, particularly those who had been subject to domestic abuse and had been unable to leave the relationship, and the chance to find happiness with another partner and remarry. Nevertheless, the rapid increase in the number of families experiencing separation and divorce, described by some social historians as a ‘gigantic moral, religious and legal revolution’ (Stone, 1977, p.

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