ADAMS, Bert N. ; TROST, Jan. Handbook of world families. États-Unis : Sage, 2005, Nb pages : 649. ISBN 978-0-7619-2763-1.
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Titre :||Handbook of world families|
|Auteurs :||Bert N. ADAMS, Coordonné par ; Jan TROST, Coordonné par|
|Editeur :||États-Unis : Sage|
|Année de publication :||2005|
|Pagination :||Nb pages : 649|
|Mots clés :||
Thésaurus PrismeANTHROPOLOGIE ; APPROCHE HISTORIQUE ; CULTURE ; DEMOGRAPHIE ; DIFFERENCIATION SEXUELLE ; DIVORCE ; FAMILLE ; INSTITUTION ; MARIAGE ; MORT ; PARENTE ; SEPARATION ; STATISTIQUES ; VIEILLISSEMENT
Thésaurus BDSPAfrique ; Amérique du Nord ; Amérique du Sud ; Asie ; Europe ; Moyen Orient
What defines a family ? The term family is very complex with a vast range of meanings. It can mean a married couple with children, a single parent and a child, a married couple with no children, even pets and close friends can be considered to some people as family. The variety is enormous, and this family diversity is present not just in the United States but around the world.
The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
While other books may provide a cross-cultural perspective on the family, this book offers a unique comparative view. In doing so, each chapter of the Handbook is organized in a parallel format beginning with an introduction to the region, followed by coverage of mate selection, fertility and socialization, gender roles, marriage, stresses and violence, divorce and remarrariage, kinship, aging and death, family and other institutions, and special topics specific to the region.
The Handbook of World Families is an excellent addition to any academic library and an important resource for scholars and academics in the fields of Family Studies and Sociology. It can also be used in graduate-level courses on the family in cross-cultural perspective, comparative family organization, and world families. (Source : 4ème de couverture)
|Thème :||Sociologie - Société - Histoire|