This series presents the latest research on the sociology of the family, with particular attention to family dynamics, changing family forms and the impact of events in the life-course and societal transformation on family practices.
Father Involvement and Gender Equality in the United States Contemporary Norms and Barriers
By Lois Bastide, Denis Regnier
September 23, 2022
The Pacific Islands have some of the highest rates of family violence in the world. Addressing the contemporary mutations of Pacific Island families and the shifting understandings of violence in the context of rapid social change, this book investigates the conflict dynamics generated by these ...
By Richard J. Petts
August 31, 2022
This book focuses on issues of family, work, and gender, with a focus on gender inequality. Women are disadvantaged in both paid and domestic work, due in large part to being primarily responsible for duties within the domestic sphere. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequalities, ...
By Sharon Ee Ling Quah
March 12, 2020
This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences. Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men, ...
By Johanna Hiitola, Kati Turtiainen, Sabine Gruber, Marja Tiilikainen
February 03, 2020
This volume examines the ways in which bordering practices influence the everyday lives of racialized parents in the changing welfare states of Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Focusing on the need to negotiate, adjust, and reconcile family life, parenthood and parenting practices in the face ...
By Rikke Andreassen
January 14, 2020
Illustrating the fascinating intersections of online media and new kinship, this book presents a study of the increasing numbers of single women and lesbian couples reproducing by using donor sperm. It explores how they connect with each other online, develop intimate digital communities and, most ...
By Maya Halatcheva-Trapp, Giulia Montanari, Tino Schlinzig
March 27, 2019
While the ‘spatial turn’ within the social sciences has already nurtured a broad discussion of the relation between society and space, little attention has so far been paid to the question of what we can learn about families when exploring space in its different facets. This book brings together ...