Family Ties and Aging

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Presenting a broad examination of the issues surrounding family ties and aging, this advances textbook provides an integrated and thorough representation of current research in the field. Whereas book on families and aging have traditionally focused on ties to a spouse and to children and grandchildren, Connidis′s coverage is more extensive and more reflective of contemporary society.

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Ingrid Arnet Connidis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. In 2001, she spent a stimulating term at Oregon State University researching family gerontology as the recipient of the Petersen Visiting Scholar Award. Over the years she has explored. Her work has been published in a range of journals including Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Research on Aging, Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Aging Studies, and the Canadian Journal on Aging. She has also contributed chapters to a range of books related to aging, family relations, and feminist scholarship. In 2004, she and Julie McMullin were awarded the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America for their work on ambivalence (“Sociological Ambivalence and Family Ties: A Critical Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 2002:64:3:558-567). In her quantitative and qualitative research she has explored various facets of aging and family relationships including work-family balance, sibling ties, family ties across generations, the family ties of gay and lesbian adults, and step relationships.

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"I am very excited about this book! I believe it will fill a crucial niche in the field of gerontology. There have been a few slim textbooks on family and aging issues in the past, but none as comprehensive as this one . . . There are many attractive features . . . excellent covreage of diversity in family experiences according to racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation group membership . . . . indication of diversity of family and aging experience according to socioeconomic class. . . . many useful examples of critical thinking . . . section introductions and summaries that serve as useful learning tools . . . . I think it will give students a broader perspective of the world than they typically get from textbooks."

(Rosemary Blieszner)

"This book presents a wealth of information on family ties and aging, and would be a good text for undergraduates." 

(Victor G. Cicirelli)

"Overall, the book is really very good. All the chapters are excellent....impressive in its breadth and depth. There is nothing like it on the market, and I predict that it will be widely adopted." 

(Sarah Matthews)

"The book is written in a style that is easy to read and presents details carefully but without tedium. It would be appropriate for an advanced undergraduate course or a graduate course....I enjoyed reading this book. This is a topic I am interested in, and I think the author did a nice job of communicating both the old and the new, the traditional and the nontraditional issues of importance in the study of the family." 

(Toni Antonucci)

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