Sociology of Families
- David M Newman - Colgate University
- Elizabeth Grauerholz - University of Central Florida, USA, Purdue University, USA
Family Studies (General) | Sociology of the Family
- improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based
- reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching
- revised demographic essays
- 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout
The hardcopy I received was from 2002.
This is an essential text, for any course exploring aspects of the family.
It covers all the major areas, including social and demographic trends and the impact of these changes on family structure. It also examines key theoretical approaches to the family, as well as highlighting challenging issues such as the dark side of the family.
The text is easy to read and understand for all levels of learners, ranging from level 3 through to undergraduate and beyond.
Although the major focus of the text is US, the key themes can be applied to families within the UK and Europe, making this text an essential read for any student exploring sociology of the family.
This book is essential for any course exploring the Sociology of the Family. Although it is generally focused on the family unit within the United States, it offers significant exploration of many of the core themes within this field of Sociology.
Published in 2002, some of the content, particularly the focus on gay marriage is somewhat dated, however, the focus on theory, social inequality and gender roles within families, remain as relevant today as it did when the book was initially published. Greater focus on families and social change within the UK, would certainly offer an improvement, however, the books detail overcomes this potential disadvantage.
The layout of the book is outstanding, it covers core themes in significant detail, allowing students to easily identify select the relevant areas. I would highly recommend this book to any institution offering courses exploring Sociology of the Family. It provides all the relevant details, in a concise and easy to understand way.
It's the best!
Perfectly suitable for students new to sociology and studying in this field.
This book is clear an concise and covers many key chapters relating to the sociology of the family such as, the study of family life, gender and families, race, ethnicity and families as well as sociological theory. A definite recommend to any undergraduate or postgraduates studying this area or, anyone with a keen interest in this area. The book is set out clearly and is reader friendly with picture pages that can be shown to groups of students for discussion.
interesting reading for sociology students . would recommend for tutors teaching.
A very useful text to dip in and out of with a particularly interesting chapter on gender in the family
A very comprehensive account of the key themes in the study of sociology of families. An excellent resource for students writing essays or preparing for exams.
Absolutely fantastic book. Well structured, accessible and relevant to the area. Bringing well constructued arguments to the fore for students to engage in. However, as it is a Sociology of the family in the US it can only be used comparatively.