Families in a Global Context

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SKU: 9780789027078 - 88 Categories: , , , , , NDIS approved: Yes Author: HENNON Publisher: Taylor & Francis ISBN: 9780789027078 Publish date: 24/06/2008

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Learn what trends and factors are influencing families globally How are families the same or different around the world? Families in a Global Context puts the similarities and differences into perspective, presenting an in-depth comparative analysis of family life in 17 countries around the world. Contributors discuss different countries’ family life by using a standard framework to review major influences and patterns. The framework allows readers to do comparative reflection across several countries on a variety of daily living elements, including social and economic forces such as urbanization and modernization, changes in gender/courtship/spousal patterns, and war. This book provides an informative illustration of current as well as future trends of family life worldwide. Each chapter in Families in a Global Context describes customary types of family patterns within each country’s social organization and culture. Important social, economic, political, and other trends are explored in detail, and major ethnic, religious, or other subcultures are noted emphasizing marriage and family patterns that differ from the more typical ones. The book is extensively referenced and includes tables to clearly present data. Countries explored in Families in a Global Context include:

European countries of Wales, Sweden, Germany, Romania, and Italy
African countries of Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Kenya
Middle Eastern countries of Turkey and Iran
Asian and Oceanian countries of India, China, the Philippines, and Australia
Latin American countries of Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba Topics discussed for each country in Families in a Global Context include:

mate selection patterns with an emphasis on the dynamics of couple formation
marital roles
the place and role of children and parenting in families
socialization for gender roles