Family: The Making Of An Idea, An Institution, And A Controversy In American Culture, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Family

The Making Of An Idea, An Institution, And A Controversy In American Culture, 1st Edition

By Betty Farrell

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Description

Assumptions about the family of the past pervade the expectations we bring to our personal interactions and shape the way we think about and study the family as a social institution. Most often, undergraduate courses in family sociology have a ?marriage and family? focus, which emphasizes the dynamics of interpersonal relations and contemporary fam

Table of Contents

1 Introduction -- 2 Childhood -- 3 Adolescent Sexuality -- 4 Marriage -- 5 Aging -- 6 Conclusion

About the Author

Betty G. Farrell is professor of sociology at Pitzer College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General