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Family in Transition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 17th Edition

By Arlene S. Skolnick, Jerome H. Skolnick

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 5, 2013


Blends historical context with the latest scholarship


Family in Transition, 17/e examines the most current trends in the families and intimate relationships field of study. This reader places these trends in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in the field as well as the continuing stream of new family scholarship.


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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Examine the most current trends in the sociology of family.
  • Understand the fundamentals of families in transition.

Table of Contents

Part I The Changing Family

1. Families Past and Present

2. Public Debates and Private Lives

Part II Sex and Gender

3. Changing Gender Roles

4. Sexualtiy and Society

5. Courtship and Marriage

6. Divorce and Remarriage

Part III Parents and Children

7. Parenthood

8. Childhood and Youth

Part IV Families in Society

9. Work and Family Life

10. Family and the Economy

11. Dimensions of Diversity

12. Trouble in the Family

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Family in Transition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 17th Edition
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$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-97758-1