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The Changing Faces of Families
Doing Family in Diverse Family Forms and International Policy Contexts

Edited By

Marina Adler

,

Karl Lenz




  • Available for pre-order on April 13, 2023. Item will ship after May 4, 2023
ISBN 9781032045023
May 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

With a focus on nine different national contexts, this book explores contemporary family diversity. With attention to the different welfare states and cultures of care in each setting, it problematises the pre-eminence of research and policy centred on heteronormative families, showing the extent to which family diversity exists cross-nationally in relation to different gendered and "family-friendly" policies. Considering variations in family forms, including differences in the number and marital status of parents, their gender, sexual orientation and biological relationship to the children (adoption), multi-cultural families, and families created by technological assistance or surrogacy, it presents demographic information, alongside quantitative and qualitative research, across a number of advanced countries. A contribution to our understanding of the diversity of family forms, how diversity is lived in families, and what family diversity means in various international policy contexts The Changing Faces of Families will appeal to scholars with interests in the sociology of the family.

Table of Contents

  1. Beyond standard families in advanced countries - Marina A. Adler / Karl Lenz
  2. Diversity in Canadian Families: Choices, Constraints, and Social Policy Dimensions - Barbara A. Mitchell / Lun Li
  3. The (in)visibility of French family diversity - Anne-Laure Garcia
  4. German families: East -West differences in diversification - Karl Lenz / Tino Schlinzig
  5. Limited Family Diversity in Japan: A Legacy of Traditional Familism - Takashi Yamashita
  6. Lithuanian families: Living diversity in times of outdated policies - Aušra Maslauskaitė
  7. Family Diversity in Spain: A Portrait of Rapid Transformation - Gerardo Meil /Jesús Rogero-García / Vicente Díaz-Gandasegui
  8. Changes in Family Diversity in Sweden: Opportunities, constraints, and challenges - Barbara Hobson / Livia Sz. Oláh / Glenn Sandström
  9. Diversity in UK families: Liberalization of public attitudes and policies - Ursula Henz
  10. The complexities of Family diversity in the contemporary US - Marina A. Adler

Diversification in family forms in nine OECD countries - Challenges for policy and research – Marina A. Adler / Karl Lenz

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Biography

Marina A. Adler is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA and the co-author of Father Involvement in the Early Years: An International Comparison of Policy and Practice.

Karl Lenz is Chair of Microsociology at the Technical University Dresden, Germany and the co-author of Father Involvement in the Early Years: An International Comparison of Policy and Practice.