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Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies (Hardcover)

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Few fields of endeavor encompass a wider range of themes and topics - or academic disciplines - than family studies. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of the key concepts, trends, and processes related to the study of families and family patterns throughout the world.

Reflecting the latest research findings, and contributed by international experts across many relevant fields, the alphabetized entries represent a remarkable compendium of topics, concepts, and themes related to global family structures, on both macro and micro levels. From a global perspective, issues covered range from changing birth rates and an aging world population to human trafficking, homelessness, famine, and genocide. Other topics concern the dynamics of couple, family, and kin relationships and range from household divisions of labor to single-parent households, stepfamilies, and innumerable other areas.

With remarkable insights into global family patterns, a breadth of coverage, and a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches to this dynamic field, The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies is an invaluable resource for all who study and work in any capacity with families throughout the world community.

Constance L. Shehan, Phd, is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Florida, USA. Her research and scholarship focus on gender and families, particularly women's work inside and outside the home.

She has published widely on household labor, women's employment, work and health, and parent-child relationships. Dr. Shehan is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and received the organization's Ernest G. Osborne Award for excellence in teaching about families. She also served as Chair of the National Council on Family Relations' Feminism and Family Studies section and has served on the Board of Directors.
Number of Pages: 2155
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / Marriage + Family
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: February 29, 2016
TCIN: 51380380
UPC: 9780470658451
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8793
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