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Title: The Family, 9th Edition
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon, Boston, MA
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 9th Edition.
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The most comprehensive and readable survey text available for Sociology of Family courses. This book uses all of the basic theoretical frameworks (structural/functionalist, conflict, interactionist, exchange, developmental, and feminist) to describe and analyze contemporary families and nontraditional lifestyles. One user comments, "I can depend on this book ... I can be assured that my students can read and comprehend any topics presented in the text. Eshleman does an excellent job of presenting a variety of information on numerous topics concerning the family in society. The text explores contemporary issues in a comprehensive manner that is beneficial to both students and educators ...."From the Back Cover:
The most comprehensive and readable survey available for Sociology of Family. The author uses all basic theoretical frameworks (structural/functionalist, conflict, interactionist, exchange, developmental, and feminist) to describe and analyze contemporary families and nontraditional lifestyles. One user comments: Eshleman does an excellent job of presenting a variety of information on numerous topics concerning the family in society. Provides strong coverage of family issues, cultural perspectives, social policy, theory, and research. Offers a broad, cross-cultural perspective with examples throughout. Maintains coverage of traditional and nontraditional family patterns both in the United States and cross-culturally. Maintains the balanced theoretical coverage of previous editions. Presents new research on the African American family in Chapter 9 and includes new material on Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Pacific Islander families in Chapter 10. Offers new material on sexual harassment and a new section on the impact of poverty on children in Chapter 11 and provides new information on the roles of fathers, on young and unwed parenthood, and on birth rates and birth expectation in Chapter 12. For anyone with an interest in sociology, family issues, or human development and family studies.
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